The Analytics Opportunity

03/01/2016 |

A primer for building owners on big data and the 21st-century energy marketplace

Consumers are well familiar with the ability of online retailers like Amazon to track their preferences and purchases to enhance the buying process. Based on the analytics of their buying, they receive recommendations from the retailers. In a similar way, building owners have an opportunity to enhance their energy purchases with the analytics data provided by their facilities.

Energy and Analytics: Big Data and Building Technology Integration (355 pages, Fairmont Press, www.fairmontpress.com) details how to leverage big data analytics to manage the key issues in energy supply and demand. Author John J. McGowan presents a detailed explanation of the underlying technology that enables big data in buildings and how the technology enhances energy efficiency, onsite solar, and electricity markets. McGowan’s experience includes 14 years as CEO of an ESCO, Chairman Emeritus of the DOE’s GridWise Architecture Council, and a stint as corporate energy manager for a national retailer.

The book’s content is organized into three sections: an overview of energy analytics and related technology available now; discussion of data on the level of building systems; and a series of successful analytics case studies.  

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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.


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