Energy Dashboard Utilizes Direct Thermal Comfort Feedback

01/24/2014 |

Building Agent connects facility managers and occupants

Occupant behavior can affect as much as 25% of a building’s energy performance. Building Agent allows occupants and facility managers to engage in a conversation about comfort and energy use.

Take energy management to the next level with Building Agent, a software application created by the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The program allows facility managers to quickly diagnose and adjust for problems based on direct occupant feedback.

Building Agent is composed of several layers. The server layer aggregates global and localized measurements with occupant feedback (which they provide through a dashboard on their desktop computers) to correlate perceived comfort with actual data throughout the building. The measurement layer complements server data with localized environmental condition measurements at workstations. The building and occupants can communicate through the application layer. Facility managers can utilize the communication tool to reduce energy consumption during peak demand by urging occupants to take action, such as setting computers to hibernation mode before leaving for a meeting.

Lastly, the interface layer displays building information, including graphical data. Data visualizations are a key component to energy management transparency, as these graphical elements may help translate a so-called “data dump” for a general audience. This effectively allows the occupant to understand the impacts of their energy use and could positively influence their behavior.

This may also dramatically impact the bottom line, as energy savings achieved by occupants’ behavioral changes could be as high as 25%, according to NREL.

Click here for more information.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.


Related Coverage