What makes an energy project successful? Most building owners would say something like, “No surprises,” or, “We’re seeing the savings we expected and the building is more comfortable.” So what can be done to make sure the project goes smoothly and pays off as expected? Three words: Communicate, Understand, and Deliver.
I challenge you to find a single K-12 school district’s mission statement that mentions anything about being more energy efficient. While it’s nice to say you have a ‘green’ building or are doing your part to save the environment, that’s not a primary goal. The mission, as it should be, is educating students and preparing them for their future.
Technology advancements and the ability to turn raw building system data into usable information have enabled a step-change improvement in the way that commercial buildings are operated and maintained. Building owners and operators can now use real-time information to make data-based decisions. The result is a better performing building that helps an organization achieve its mission and accomplish its most critical operational and financial goals.