Orange County Office Space Uses Data Analytics to Lower OPEX $45,933
Proactive engineering and management team lowers peak demand charges and improves early morning start-up sequencing across two building, class-A, office campus.
|Industry||Commercial Real Estate|
|Property Details||255,000 SF of office space in South Orange County|
|Challenges||Managing early morning start-up and peak demand charges is complex in class-A office located in hot, and sometimes humid southern California|
|Solution||Snapmeter for automated load curve monitoring and peak demand forecasting and Billcast for utility bill monitoring and savings verification|
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 launch a free trial and immediately identify thousands of dollars worth of OPEX savings.
Joel Geiser, Chief Engineer, used these analytics as a new lens on what had historically been a month by month, utility bill-oriented, view of the facts on the ground. The cause of high peak demand charges had been obscured on the monthly bill. Equipped with easy to use analytics, Joel and his team were also able to diagnose start-up as the cause high demand charges and lower these charges, saving $45,933.
The Gridium software was easy to launch and it was exciting to see it help me and my team diagnose and lower our peak demand charges, as well as help my BMS contractor improve scripts addressing early morning start-ups and other hard start patterns.