The world’s first end-to-end, comprehensive energy management solution
EOS is a software solution that optimizes energy consumption within existing building systems through the process of automated Intelligent Live Recommissioning (ILR). This technology harnesses the energy infrastructure you already own in your building and makes small, automated changes on a continuous basis. These small changes add up to big savings – 15% on average, without the expense of any added capital investment.
A typical facility generates thousands of unique variables every minute that can impact energy consumption. EOS’s patent-pending algorithms use this volume of Big Data and the power of cloud-based computing to constantly tune your building, optimizing your building level systems that have a direct impact on energy consumption including HVAC, lighting, steam plant, chiller plant, ice plant/refrigeration, etc.
EOS is fully independent from the building level network and integrates seamlessly with any existing control system – SIEMENS, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Trane, etc – through the use of standard, non-proprietary building control protocols like BACnet, Modbus and LonWorks. EOS does not change or replace these systems, rather it extracts the information from the building controls for optimized energy performance. EOS does not interfere with manual controls or priority/emergency overrides.
EOS includes a dashboard that allows building operators and executives to view the continuous, automated, energy re-tuning process. The dashboard shows the optimization plan and activities, tracks energy performance and troubleshoots equipment performance concerns. The dashboard is accessible from anywhere on any device with only an Internet connection.
EOS pays back in less than a year, and generates savings into the future – even capitalizing on new opportunities as buildings evolve and change.
What is Intelligent Live Recommissioning?
When a building is initially commissioned, it undergoes a quality assurance process that begins during design and continues through construction, occupancy and operations. Commissioning ensures that the new building operates as the owner intended and that its staff are prepared to operate and maintain its systems and equipment.
As a building ages, its requirements and uses change, and the initial commissioning relevance “drifts”. This results in less overall efficiency and higher costs. Recommissioning is the process of realigning a building’s operations and controls according to its new needs. Continuous recommissioning treats the building as a “living eco-system” that requires constant adjustment in order to maximize performance.
Our Intelligent Live Recommissioning (ILR) process involves (1) constant, real-time analysis of all of the data points and parameters that influence energy and occupant comfort in buildings, and (2) constant readjustment of the parameters impacting equipment and building performance. The harmony of Big Data analytics, with limitless computing power and smart engineering algorithms underpins the concept of our Energy Optimization System (EOS™) that uses ILR technology. Turning analytics into automated action through tight integration with existing building automation, EOS, using ILR, is the world’s first end-to-end, comprehensive energy management solution.
Why Intelligent Live Recommissioning?
Extend Capabilities of Existing Building Controls
Traditional building automation systems have been designed to effectively operate building equipment for the purpose of ensuring occupant comfort. In many cases, they have not been implemented to consider the energy-related costs associated with maintaining space conditions. As such, there is a significant opportunity to find ways of meeting space requirements with as little energy waste as possible.
Effectively optimizing for both comfort and energy efficiency can be a difficult mathematical task that requires significant processing power. The emergence of big data analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) allows for a new level of mathematically-driven building automation focused on both comfort and energy performance.
Processing Power of Typical Building as Compared to Energy Cloud
Take a comprehensive approach to energy optimization
Although real-time analytics highlight the opportunities to save money on energy, it is often difficult to action the continuous recommissioning activities required to ‘realize’ the opportunities – mostly due to resource bandwidth and technical constraints.
It takes more than information to drive sustainable energy savings in buildings and across enterprises. Energy managers and building operators need a way to automate these actions in order to consistently drive (and retain) savings. The best way to do this is to take a federated approach.
EOS’s primary objective is to drive continuous energy savings and ensure occupant comfort requirements are met or exceeded. EOS treats each building or portfolio of buildings as a complex energy eco-system, and utilizes its extensive library of optimization strategies to achieve the largest net positive effect on the eco-system. These strategies include predictive demand management, central plant optimization, thermal modeling and others. Each strategy is configured specifically for each unique building as part of our engineering-focused implementation.
Energy Savings Potential Increases as Approach Becomes More Comprehensive
Take advantage of what technology has to offer
Since the late ‘70s, both the processor itself and the ‘smartness’ of application software have exponentially increased. From controlling an unmanned rover in Mars to beating a grand master in Chess, what seemed impossible has become common occurrence. With the emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and big data analytics, it has become possible to turn a previously unintelligent shell into a smart, self-managed building.