Monitoring systems are providing unprecedented access to building and system-level energy information and performance data. PECI is working to characterize system features and applications, while gaining insight into how they can be incorporated into programs to achieve deeper energy savings.
Building monitoring tools effectively track and display real-time and historical data. This might include benchmarks such as energy consumption per square foot, weather normalization, or more advanced analysis using energy modeling algorithms to identify out-of-pattern consumption. The ability to see exactly when energy is used, combined with anomaly recognition, allows facility and energy managers to identify savings opportunities.
Based on what is learned from the monitoring system, it is then possible to implement initiatives such as peak demand reduction, replacement of malfunctioning equipment, retrofits of inefficient equipment and removal of unnecessary loads.
PECI is conducting pilot studies to test how monitoring systems work in practice and to inform design of larger-scale pilots:
• Commercial: large commercial advanced energy information system at PECI’s headquarters
• Grocery Retail: monitoring for M&V, savings opportunities and energy efficiency decision-making
• Residential: evaluation of home energy monitoring systems (HEMS)
Monitoring System Framework
PECI developed a framework that characterizes features, applications and program potential of over 80 monitoring systems.
PECI has developed several ready-to-launch pilots that test the innovative ways monitoring systems can enhance energy management practices and achieve deeper savings.
Click here for information on our residential monitoring programs.
Through our in-house pilot, we are monitoring over 500 points. This allows us to more precisely evaluate the effectiveness of our energy saving measures.
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