Fall awards presented at the Building Commissioning Association Conference

October 29, 2018

One of the most rewarding parts of working with the participants in the Campaign is bringing them to center stage to be recognized for their work implementing Fault Detection and Diagnostics and Energy Information Systems. The Campaign participants are a diverse group, with wide experience: some are at the starting gate for FDD and EIS, some have several years under their belt.

Since we know that it can take time to get a project up and running so that good data is flowing, we ask those participants who have recently completed their implementation to apply for a New Installation award. A very strong cohort applied in the fall of 2018. Presented recently at the Building Commissioning Association Conference in Nashville, here are the awardees:

New Installation of EIS in a Single Site - Clise Properties, Seattle, WA

  • Even with an ENERGY STAR benchmark score of 90, they found opportunities for improvement - peak demand and total energy usage are now being closely tracked and analyzed

New Installation of EIS in a Portfolio - Stanford University Residence and Dining Enterprises. Stanford, CA

  • Several years ago, Stanford University’s Residential and Dining Enterprises could not track utility consumption in a meaningful way. This changed when they added an energy information system (EIS) to track utilities and locate savings opportunities, an effort that has resulted in $450,000 savings across their portfolio.   

New Installation of FDD in a Single Site - Kerry, Inc., Beloit, WI

  • Kerry, Inc. has spearheaded implementation of FDD software at their 320,000 sq ft building. They’ve used the building analytics to show savings in almost real time instead of waiting for every energy bill

In the fall we have recognized two more Monitoring Based Commissioning providers who have been supporting Campaign participants:

  • Sieben Energy Associates – for work with The Franklin and Michigan Plaza. Sieben implemented EMIS at two large properties totaling 4.5M sq ft.  MBCx has lasted many years and achieved good savings (The Franklin: 9% whole building energy savings, $366,000/yr savings, Michigan Plaza 12.6% savings). 
  • CBRE | ESI – for support of GSA and Sprint headquarters. Sprint headquarters (4 Million sq ft), achieved savings of $431,000 in energy costs with the support of CBRE|ESI. GSA installation has seen an average of 14% energy savings across 57 buildings.   

Each participant recognized is described in a short case study, called Success Stories, and found on the Campaign website under Recognition.

Photo courtesy of BCxA 2018 Conference, Nashville, TN

(L to R) Hannah Kramer (LBNL), Mike O'Conner (CBRE | ESI), Jerry Burin (Sieben Energy Associates), James Swarthout (Kerry Inc.), Amy Jiron (DOE), Eliot Crowe (LBNL)