Technology demonstration and validation projects identify and demonstrate cost-effective energy management technologies in commercial buildings.
The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign
Now completed, the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign [smart-energy-analytics.org] participants included 104 commercial organizations across the United States, totaling 567 million square feet of gross floor area and more than 6,500 buildings. The data collected on EMIS in the final report represents the most comprehensive dataset assembled on analytics installation and use. A large number of resources, webinars, business case and best practice guidance documents were developed for organizations adopting EMIS and are found on the Better Building Alliance Campaign Toolkit.
Better Buildings Alliance EMIS Project Team
Working with a the project team comprised of Better Building partners, commercial building owners, and service providers, Berkeley Lab researchers develop tools and resources [emis/better-buildings-alliance-emis-rd-team] to help address questions on the distinguishing factors and attributes of EMIS.
Field Validation of Building IQ Technology
Tested in a five building cohort, this study was a field validation and verification of the BuildingIQ's Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO) technology. PEO technology is describes as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that optimizes commercial building HVAC control for system efficiency, occupant comfort, and cost.
Data-Driven and Physics Model-Based Tool for Energy Efficiency in Central Cooling Plants
In a field demonstration, Berkeley Lab researchers verify the feasibility of employing a model-based approach to central plant operation and diagnostics at U.S. Department of Defense facilities.
EMIS Field Evaluation Protocol
In the absence of a standardized protocol to assess EMIS technologies, validation studies are often conducted differently, with disparate design and metrics, and can be difficult to generalize. This ongoing work aims to develop state-of-the-art field validation protocols and datasets for EMIS software analytics technologies. This fact sheet provides an overview of the EMIS Field Evaluation Protocols and describes how their use can overcome barriers to EMIS adoption. The Protocol document and its accompanying reporting template are available for use now. The technical approach taken to develop the protocols and results to date are described here.