Pulse™ Energy Manager Featured in AutomatedBuildings
AutomatedBuildings published an article entitled ‘AirCare for Buildings‘, advocating continuous commissioning programs to benefit building owners and the environment. The piece was contributed by Steve Jones, Product Manager at Pulse Energy.
From AutomatedBuildings.com, May 2012:
AirCare for Buildings
In this new era, energy management software is the AirCare for buildings and building automation system suppliers and contractors and energy consultants are the auto repair shops.
In the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, you can’t insure your vehicle unless it passes AirCare. When you bring your vehicle to the AirCare centre, they run a series of tests to make sure that all of the emissions control systems are working as intended. If you fail any of the tests, you need to take it to a mechanic for a tune-up or repair within 90 days. It’s essentially a retro-commissioning program for vehicles with a check point every two years.
Everyone wins in this arrangement.
- Society benefits from greatly reduced levels of smog and other pollutants.
- Owners benefit from having their vehicle tuned for maximum efficiency and being made aware of small issues before they become catastrophic failures.
- AirCare benefits by providing jobs to a number of technicians.
Auto repair shops benefit from all of the work that is referred to them as a result of failed AirCare tests.
Can you imagine what the test results would show if such a comprehensive program was rolled out to the commercial building stock? It’s rare to walk into a building today and find it operating at peak efficiency. Fortunately, that is changing and continuous commissioning is gaining acceptance as the standard way to operate a building.
In this new era, energy management software is the AirCare for buildings and building automation system suppliers and contractors and energy consultants are the auto repair shops. Through close collaboration, those two groups will both benefit and will work together to benefit the customer and the environment.
Pulse Energy plays an important role in continuous commissioning through our Pulse Energy Manager product which provides market leading building-level energy intelligence. Founded in 2006 we provide a product family for commercial buildings and utilities that spans from energy management software to occupant and community engagement. All products are delivered as a SaaS model. The products are delivered to commercial buildings directly, through consultants and through utility energy conservation programs. With hundreds of millions of square feet under management, the company works effectively with many different types of service providers, utilities and vendors to bring value to building owners.