What is the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign?
Buildings are full of hidden energy savings potential that can be uncovered with the right analysis. With sophisticated software applied to everyday building operations, building owners are now reaping the cost-saving benefits of analytics. As much as 10-20 percent energy savings is possible in a single building, with average portfolio savings of 8%.
The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is a public-private partnership that encourages the use of a wide variety of commercially available Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) technologies and ongoing monitoring practices to help uncover those energy-saving opportunities and improve building performance.
Facility managers, energy managers, and operators of commercial buildings across the country are collaborating with utilities, product and service providers through this members-only network of peer-to-peer exchange, with access to experts who can tailor technical support to meet the needs of your buildings.
What is required to join the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign?
To join, a participant would plan to nstall a new EMIS, upgrade an existing EMIS, or continue using an existing EMIS. At a minimum level, to participate in the Campaign you plan to implement at least one of the following:
- Use of an energy information system (EIS) with hourly (or more frequent) interval data from the whole building meter, or
- Use of a fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) system or automated system optimization (ASO) for at least one HVAC system
Any energy management process is eligible as long as participants use their EMIS to analyze data to identify energy-saving opportunities and implement at least one of these energy-savings opportunities during the Campaign.
Once yyou've joined, the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign provides information and connections to key findings and best practices, to help your organization cut through the complexity of EMIS options. The campaign is designed to get you started on the path to ongoing monitoring and analytics.
All participant receive::
- Technical assistance from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory building energy experts, who can help you to answer questions as you identify, install, and operationalize your EMIS. The Laboratory team can advise you on how to:
- Justify an EMIS to your management
- Set up and configure an EMIS
- Take action from your energy data
- Continually improve energy performance based on real information on your building
- National recognition by the U.S. Department of Energy, for exemplary achievements
- Exclusive membership in a cohort/peer network with other participants to share best practices
- Information on how to implement cost-effective energy savings
How do I get involved?
To become a participant in the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, first make a pledge and then share your progress. Signing up only takes a few minutes and we're here to help you every step of the way.
- First things first. Join the Campaign. Share your plans to install a new EMIS or use an existing EMIS in one or more buildings, analyze energy use from the EMIS data, and then implement at least one energy-saving measure. Fill in the Join as a Participant form.
- Share your activities. Within a year of joining the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, share how you've implemented your EMIS plans and what actions you've taken as a result of using your EMIS. Follow through on your pledge; tell us about your progress.
- Let us shine a light on your work. Get national recognition.Participants will be recognized annually in front of peers at several national industry events. Applying for recognition is voluntary and several categories of recognition are offered.