SAN FRANCISCO — BuildingIQ, a leading energy management software company, announced that its technology has been chosen by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for its Green Proving Ground Program. The Green Proving Ground Program aims to help government buildings move toward net-zero-energy classification and meet targeted sustainability goals. BuildingIQ was selected for its Predictive Energy Optimization™ software, which is designed to actively predict and manage HVAC loads in commercial buildings and reduce energy costs by as much as 25 percent.

GSA will implement BuildingIQ’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution at its Jacksonville, Florida, and Dayton, Ohio, host sites in order to evaluate the technology in a real-world context. For each building, the software will automatically create a customized thermal model that can predict HVAC energy consumption, cost, and comfort based on building characteristics, weather forecasts, energy pricing, tariffs, and demand response signals. The intelligent software will then minimize both peak and ongoing energy consumption in these buildings by making real-time adjustments to building controls.

Savings results from BuildingIQ’s energy management platform will be documented and published in project reports outlining the software’s performance during the tenure of the program. The GSA is working closely with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Commercial Buildings Integration program to use these results to increase market uptake of technologies that prove to have a high impact through the Green Proving Ground Program.

“The GSA’s commitment to promoting early adoption and deployment of innovative energy saving technologies is to be commended,” said Michael Nark, president & CEO of BuildingIQ. “The Green Proving Ground Program provides a great forum to create another proof point of BuildingIQ’s ability to generate energy savings in even the most efficient structures. Our solution leverages a building’s existing technology, allowing a facility to make the most of its previous investments.”

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Publication date: 10/6/2014

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