Tracking and Reducing GHG Emissions from Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Torrance, CA

Data analytics boost thoughtful facilities management across 8 buildings in 5 locations at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Torrance, CA, helping demonstrate success of annual corporate greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 1% year-on-year.

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Industry Commercial Real Estate
Property Details 400,000 SF across diverse building portfolio in four different utility service territories
Challenges Delivering an advanced and superior working environment across geographies and building use types, while simultaneously reducing GHG emissions in line with global corporate reduction goals
Solution Billcast to consolidate, summarize, and analyze electricity usage data, including automatic year-over-year operational reduction calculations
Why Gridium
  • Automatic data collection from utility means no hardware in the building, nor any BMS integration delays
  • Automated utility bill analytics, budget forecasts, variance reporting across weather, rate, billing period length, and operations
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An example week where this building is well ahead of its annual reduction goal.

The Solution

Gridium’s software for cloud-based smart meter data analytics does not require any hardware or software to be installed onsite. This made it easy to analyze utility usage data across the eight utility service accounts managed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Torrance, CA which are spread over four dfferent utility service territories.

Manny Madrueno, Facilities Engineer, uses Billcast to save time summarizing and analyzing his buildings’ utility bill data. This makes it both easy and accurate to report out on each building’s progress towards Honda’s corporate greenhouse gas reduction goals, and to perform M&V before and after large equipment installations. Impacts from lighting upgrades, a new cafeteria, and rate optimizations are easily demonstrated and quantified.

Gridium software is simple, easy to use, and helpful to me and my team as we balance a world class working environment for our colleagues with energy efficient operations and lower GHG emissions.

Manny Madrueno, Facilities Engineer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Torrance, CA