Building a Data Infrastructure- An Important Step in Implementing Building Decarbonization
Data Science and the value it can bring in implementing system Optimization / Fault and Anomaly Detection has been demonstrated by several Innovators in the area of Smart Buildings. Yet a Vast majority of Buildings still struggles and fails to appreciate the value of data in identifying and implementing Energy Management Programs. While Energy Management is a very critical component in the path towards Decarbonization we cannot ignore this issue.
This paper tries to show the value of data in identifying and implementing Energy Management Programs. Several Buildings have built a data infrastructure by implementing Advanced Analytics Program and incorporated in the Energy Management Program. They have benefitted from such implementation. The Small and Mid Sized Facilities are often challenged in this area. This paper presents a data analytics continuum for Buildings and tries to summarize the issues around poor data Infrastructure. Case studies of two buildings in Toronto, Canada are included. Various Data sources such as Utility meters, submetering, Building Automation Systems and IOT Devices are Discussed.
Kaushik Bhattacharjee, C.E.M., C.M.V.P., C.E.A., is a President of Reipower Inc. that provides Energy Management Services to Commercial and Industrial Clients. CEM (Certified Energy Manager), BEP (Business Energy Professional), CEA (Certified Energy Auditor), CMVP (Certified Measurement and Verification Professional). He holds a Masters in Energy Management from New York Institute of Technology, US (NYIT). He has over 15 years of international experience in energy management. He has carried out energy audits, guided implementation including M&V for several types of projects in data centers and commercial buildings and maximized savings. He has also worked with a few large Canadian Utilities in conservation and demand side management programs.
Kaushik received honorable mention in a most recently completed term for “Most Savings by a Roving Energy Manager” and “Most In-service Savings by a Roving Energy Manager” at the Energy Managers of Ontario Excellence Awards held at the Energy Manager forum in Toronto (2015). He was also named the “Energy Engineer of the Year” for Canada region (2015) by Association of Energy Engineers Georgia, Atlanta USA. He has published an AEE Book – Industrial Energy Management Strategies – Creating a Culture of Continuous Energy Improvement. He has also co-authored two other books on Energy Management, contributed articles to number of journals and made presentation in several IEEE International Conferences and World Energy Engineering Congress on Energy Management