Smart Energy Analytics Campaign Demonstrates Strong Savings

By Better Buildings Beat Team on Nov 22, 2019

Last week, DOE’s Smart Energy Analytics (SEA) Campaign welcomed its 100th participant. For the past three years, DOE, through this campaign, has helped participants leverage commercially-available energy management information systems (EMIS) and use ongoing monitoring practices to meet their energy savings and building performance goals.

Earlier this fall, DOE recognized the latest wave of EMIS installations and presented the Year 3 Outcomes Report. The report compiles the most comprehensive dataset available on EMIS use and highlights the cost and energy savings possible through EMIS technologies.

The following participants were recognized for exemplary new installations:

  • LBA RealtyFor New Installation of energy information systems (EIS), fault detection diagnostics (FDD), and automated system optimization (ASO) software in Commercial Real Estate.
  • Vanderbilt University – For New Installation of FDD in Higher Education.
  • Swedish Medical Center, in partnership with MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions – For New Installation of FDD in Healthcare.
  • Universal Health Services, in partnership with Grummun Butkus Associates – For New Installation of FDD, Healthcare

To date, 24 participant organizations have been recognized for their achievements.

Campaign participants have also been working with DOE and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to create the most comprehensive dataset available on analytics installation and use. For the Year 3 Outcomes Report, the SEA Campaign analyzed 518 million square feet of gross floor area across more than 5,900 buildings and found that EIS and FDD technology installations had a 1- to 2-year simple payback. The median energy saving for EIS was 4% and 9% for FDD. You can learn more about the report findings from this on-demand webinar.

The SEA Year 3 Report presents a characterization of EMIS products, MBCx services, and trends in the industry based on the data and experiences of campaign participants. Savings demonstrate the reduction in energy use achieved at buildings in the campaign utilizing EMIS. Explore more EMIS resources on the Better Buildings Solution Center.