RTEM - Requisite to Electrify and Decarbonizing the Built Environment
One-to-one replacement of fossil fuel systems and equipment for clean electricity is impractical for most tall buildings. Breaking buildings' dependency on fossil fuels starts with comprehensively identifying where and when energy is consumed throughout the common spaces and leased spaces, whether by landlords or tenants. Real-Time Energy Management (RTEM) is an indispensable data platform for buildings to stay on the cutting edge of CRE technologies, such as wireless IoT sensors, wellness measures, grid resiliency, and grid interactivity. The value of new data is multiplied by cloud-based analytics, delivering a consistently healthy, comfortable, and efficient environment for all tenants. RTEM identifies major energy end-uses as well as profiling consumption patterns. Also, emphasizing efficiency as the initial step ensures that converting capacity from fossil fuel to clean electricity is optimum. In addition, RTEM data and analytics are crucial to locating overlooked efficiency opportunities in equipment and facility operations.
Lauren De La Fuente is a Project Coordinator at New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), where she helps administer the Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) and RTEM + Tenants programs. The programs support the deployment and utilization of energy management systems and services in New York State building stock. Before joining NYSERDA in 2021, Lauren worked as a coordinator at Carbon Lighthouse, where she supported energy efficiency projects at commercial buildings across the US. She holds a BA degree in Physics from Columbia University.