We recently calculated that an energy-intensive manufacturer could achieve about 80 percent of its targeted energy savings just through HVAC optimization. To achieve results like that, though, facility managers must ensure the equipment operates efficiently at all times and in all situations.
While CFD is used across the construction industry for analysis and design optimization of an HVAC system, some organizations and individuals have been slow to fully utilize it within their practices, citing restrictions such as cost, unreliability, and inaccessibility. In this article, we examine some of the key advantages for its use and assess how current CFD tools are addressing such concerns.
Businesses can see where and when energy is being used, get predictive and prescriptive analytics
November 28, 2016
Current, powered by GE, has introduced a new digital energy management solution for commercial and industrial facilities. The new tool, which is built on Predix, GE’s operating system for the industrial Internet, is already being used by national customers including McDonald’s and Simon Property Group.
Encycle’s solution simplifies HVAC operations, saving valuable time while reducing utility bills
October 24, 2016
Allen Theatres, established in 1912, owns cinemas across New Mexico and Colorado. They were seeking simple solutions to reduce their utility costs and the time required to manage their buildings. Encycle’s EASE provides more visibility into HVAC performance and remote management of sites.
For buildings that have up to three chillers with a combined cooling capacity of 400 to 2,000 tons
October 4, 2016
Optimum Energy has released OptimumEDGE™, a patented, quick-start HVAC optimization solution designed to shave chiller plant energy use by 13 percent on average — and cut water use as well — without affecting building operations or occupant comfort, said the company.
This patented, quick-start HVAC optimization solution gives commercial building operators affordable access to technology in OptimumLOOP™, an advanced chiller-plant optimization solution for large commercial facilities.
Includes data capture analysis, advanced modeling, measurement and verification, and more
August 10, 2016
BuildingIQ announced the launch of its 5i platform-enabled services, designed to deliver value to building operators at any stage of a building’s lifecycle. The company said the 5i platform and services provide a better building Internet of Things (IoT) solution for owner/operators due to its five pillar approach.
Includes incentives for smart thermostats and HVAC control device
July 27, 2016
Customers will have more ways to manage their peak energy demand after the Arizona Corporation Commission approved the continuation of Arizona Public Service’s (APS’s) energy efficiency programs and the implementation of five new and expanded measures.
Cloud-based platform is being implemented statewide across a variety of buildings
July 12, 2016
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a partnership with BuildingIQ and Energy Solutions to implement a scaled deployment of BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization™ (PEO) platform.