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Guest Post: New Tools for Improving Energy Efficiency at Universities

Green Building Elements, September 26, 2014

Reducing energy consumption to save money is a concept becoming increasingly important. But how are we identifying these savings, and is there a way to maximize the potential for savings opportunities?

Intelligent efficiency defines the next generation of efficiency methods for industrial, commercial and university buildings. These “smart buildings” take a holistic approach to energy management and ultimately result in greater savings as individual mechanical systems work together to achieve common goals.

Measuring and verifying savings is difficult to do using conventional energy efficiency methods. They often focus on reducing overall energy usage by adopting productive technology or removing idle loads. By contrast, intelligent systems automatically quantify savings online and deliver detailed improvement options directly to building managers.

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