Energy Efficiency

Startup’s Software Detects Inefficient Equipment – Now Saving Energy, Time, & Money

Diagnosing “broken” buildings to make them greener

MIT News, June 13, 2014

The co-founders of MIT spinout KGS Buildings have a saying: “All buildings are broken.” Energy wasted through faulty or inefficient equipment, they say, can lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoidable annual costs.

That’s why KGS aims to “make buildings better” with cloud-based software, called Clockworks, that collects existing data on a building’s equipment — specifically in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment — to detect leaks, breaks, and general inefficiencies, as well as energy-saving opportunities.

The software then translates the data into graphs, metrics, and text that explain monetary losses, where it’s available for building managers, equipment manufacturers, and others through the cloud.

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