Enerliance CEO Participates in Department of Energy FDD Workshop at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Monday, June 3, 2013
Berkeley, CA – Enerliance CEO Scot Duncan was invited to participate in a workshop hosted by the Department of Energy Building Technologies Program, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Navigant Consulting. The goal of the workshop was to get feedback from building intelligence and energy solutions thought leaders on the OpenEIS Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) concept.
Scot, along with representatives from IBM, Trane, United Technology Research Center, The California State University System, Duke Realty and others attended the day-long workshop at LBNL at the end of February.
The industry experts gave feedback on the OpenEIS concept — an open, cloud-based platform — which would create a common protocol for performing fault detection and diagnosis in small (under 100,000 sq. ft.) commercial buildings. Undetected system faults are a major cause of energy waste in commercial facilities, and one of the more difficult energy efficiency areas to address cost-effectively in smaller facilities.
The idea is that a platform like OpenEIS could give smaller commercial buildings access to the same kind of analytics that LOBOS gives to larger (100,000+ sq. ft.) commercial buildings. Additionally, sharing data from hundreds, or even thousands, of similar buildings across the country could give the facilities community access to valuable data we don’t have today.
“I was humbled to be included in the talented group at the workshop and given the opportunity to collaborate,” said Scot. “It’s great that the DOE continues to encourage and support innovation in matters of energy efficiency and reducing energy waste.”
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