BuildingIQ technology has been deployed in office building throughout North America and Australia. Large office building owners must keep their energy costs low while improving their sustainability goals. At the same time, they must ensure their tenants stay comfortable and content at all times. Losing even one tenant due to excessive hot and cold temperatures is not an option.
The application helps office-building customers accomplish their goals by using the patented Predictive Energy Optimization technology. The software sits on top of a building’s BMS system and continuously monitors inputs including the weather, occupancy, energy prices and demand response events. Based on those inputs, it runs thousands of algorithms to identify the best temperature and pressure settings for that specific building for the next 24 hours.
BuildingIQ technology has been deployed in government buildings throughout North America and Australia. Government building operators must keep their energy costs low while improving their sustainability goals. As in the private sector, it is a requirement that tenants are comfortable. Government buildings have the added goal of being leaders in sustainability so that others follow suit. To learn more about BuildingIQ solutions for government buildings, please refer to these two case studies:
Hotels and casinos have strong incentives to reduce their energy costs. However, maintaining moderate temperatures that ensure guests stay comfortable at all times is of paramount importance to their business. BuildingIQ’s unique technology considers the cost of energy as well as other factors such as tenant comfort. Building operators can define for specific time periods, which factors are of most importance.
The software will automatically optimize around the user-defined hierarchy of variables. This flexibility has allowed hotel managers to install BuildingIQ in some of the most high-end, luxurious Las Vegas hotels and casinos.
Case Study: M Resort
Energy managers for Higher Education are strongly motivated to reduce their energy use. The high cost of education is pressuring everyone on university campuses to reduce the escalating costs of energy. Additionally, many campuses have made commitments to their students and alums to be as sustainable as possible. Ratings such as the GreenReportCard rate the relative sustainability scores of college campuses. College recruiters know that being seen as being green is vital to attracting the best and brightest students.
Large, air-conditioned spaces such as classrooms, lecture halls, theaters, and offices are good fits for BuildingIQ technology.
Large Retail Spaces
Shopping malls benefit greatly from the technology. Open spaces between stores can be huge consumers of HVAC energy, which drive up the costs of operations. Shopping mall managers are motivated to reduce their HVAC costs without impacting their customers’ comfort.
Case Study: Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre
Health Care Facilities
With the worldwide rising costs of medical care and aging populations, it is important for medical facility engineers to ensure their energy systems are reliable while keeping energy costs as low as possible. One of the greatest opportunities for energy cost savings in hospitals lies in optimizing HVAC operations. In some hospitals environments, buildings are intentionally over cooled 24/7, increasing power consumption unnecessarily and creating discomfort among staff and patients.
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) in the USA dictates strict requirements for air circulation in operating rooms and other ultra-sensitive environments. In most sections of the hospital, however, facility managers can implement energy savings technologies without affecting OSHPD compliance.
This is an important segment where BuildingIQ continues to demonstrate the savings potential for implementing BusinessIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO).
Case Study: St. Vincent’s Hospital in Australia