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Smart Energy Management Cloud Services For Buildings, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Grid

With today's emerging technologies, smart sensors and internet of things we see a growing need to develop a software platform which could aggregate, analyze and simplify all the energy data collected from buildings, electric vehicle charging, distributed grid which includes solar and storage to create an interactive cloud based platform for commercial/ residential buildings and utility managers that works autonomously ...more »

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Smart Energy Management Cloud Services For Buildings, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Grid

With today's emerging technologies, smart sensors and internet of things we see a growing need to develop a software platform which could aggregate, analyze and simplify all the energy data collected from buildings, electric vehicle charging, distributed grid which includes solar and storage to create an interactive cloud based platform for commercial/ residential buildings and utility managers that works autonomously ...more »

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Using Automation to Reduce Barriers to Adoption of Fault Diagnostic Technologies in Commercial Buildings

Faulty operation in buildings is known to waste 15% to 30% of total HVAC energy on average - yet fault diagnostic tools have not been widely adopted by the industry due to the current lack of low-cost, accurate solutions. We have developed a technology for detecting and diagnosing faults, that that combines high-level data-driven analytics and component-level diagnostics using a Bayesian network. This combination ...more »

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Collaborative Benchmarking, Learning and Acceleration platform for Intelligent Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency solution selection for building retrofits is inherently complicated, very information intensive and requires many stakeholders and experts to work together to select the appropriate solutions with sufficient verification of potential savings. For this reason, the uptake on efficiency improvements is extremely slow. With 17 million+ commercial buildings, it may take 20+years for the efficiency savings ...more »

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The Light Sentry by Sonne Industries

Since no building has lighting automation as intuitive as a simple thermostat, EVERY building could benefit from the patented, transformational technology of the Light Sentry…the only lighting automation solution that offers a wireless, remote light sensor that communicates with a hub, that commands nodes to turn on, dim/brighten, and turn off. These commands are triggered by natural light, time or a combination of both. ...more »

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App for mortgage lenders/borrowers to predict utility bills, local costs of EE/solar & effects upon total monthly expenses

Adding money for energy efficiency retrofits and solar installations (EERSIs) to the mortgage will overcome the primary behavioral challenge that a homeowner experiences when considering them post-purchase. A person borrowing $500,000 to purchase a home will think that adding $50,000 to reduce their bills is a much better deal than a homeowner who is asked to go from $0 to $50,000 to do the same. This web application ...more »

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A software-centric approach to Building Automation to improve utilization of energy efficiency technology.

Building owners who can't afford legacy building automation systems (at a starting price of $10,000) currently have just one real solution: the programmable thermostat. They’re cheap but they quickly stop delivering efficiency and don’t provide data to facility and energy managers. Our approach is to turn the traditional building automation model on its head. Instead of costly hardware devices at the sites and specialist ...more »

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Building Automation is too expensive for smaller commercial buildings. Can software help?

Even for a relatively simple building such as a box retail store, the cost of a basic automation system starts at more than $10,000. That's a lot of capital to invest for energy efficiency, and many building owners and operators simply decide to do without. Instead, they install a basic programmable thermostat for each rooftop HVAC unit. While that solves their construction cost problem, it creates an even greater one ...more »

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CBE Occupant Feedback Toolkit

CBE’s Occupant Feedback Toolkit is a fast and cost-effective way of collecting and understanding occupant feedback. Originally developed by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at the University of California, Berkeley for research purposes, this resource has become widely adopted by manufacturers, building owners and design professionals to evaluate energy-efficient systems and technologies, and to understand how ...more »

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Building management system components are not interoperable

The current solutions to building energy management, monitoring and control are sub-optimized for Demand-Response (DR) and Building Utilization Efficiency applications because they generally fail to facilitate communications between products from different companies. Many communication-enabled energy/demand management devices (sensors, actuators, controllers) that originate from different manufacturers have limited options ...more »

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App for mortgage lenders/borrowers to predict utility bills, local costs of EE/solar & effects upon total monthly expenses

One of the biggest hurdles for homeowners in performing deep energy efficiency retrofits or adding solar is a behavioral one, not technical or financial. It’s actually two problems. The first is that people tend to ignore the operational costs of an item, such as the utility bills of their home or fuel costs for their vehicle and focus solely on the sticker price or the monthly mortgage. This leads to non-realistic ...more »

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Energy optimization with load controls via sub-second data mining and diagnostics using open, agnostic, wireless protocols.

N2 has developed an operating system with intelligent components that communicate wirelessly, enabling all systems in a location to communicate amongst themselves, creating an agnostic platform for the Internet of Things. N2 components include a SuperSocket, SuperSwitch and SuperFixture that incorporate an electronic docking station called PowerDox. Each device acts as a router, enabling the entire facility to become ...more »

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