1/27/2014<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Agilis Energy and Trane Leverage Energy Analytics Decision Support System to Help Building Owners Reduce Energy and Save Money
Energy analytics uses smart meter data to improve energy and operational efficiency
Raleigh, N.C.– Agilis Energy and Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), signed an exclusive North American agreement for Trane to use Agilis energy analytics technology and solutions in its Trane Energy Optics™ offering for commercial and industrial building customer
Trane Energy Optics with Agilis energy analytics technology uses high interval energy and weather data to provide quick, non-invasive energy evaluations of buildings, focusing on energy use patterns and behaviors. It uses extensive and available ‘smart meter’ data generated from existing utility meters across the country to identify areas of poor energy performance in buildings. The Trane team then works with building owners to develop solutions and remedies to improve energy and operational efficiency.
“We are very excited to be working with Trane and are encouraged by their leadership in developing advanced technology to provide customized and best-fit solutions for their customers,” said Joseph Hirl, chief executive officer and chief technology officer for Agilis Energy. “Our tool delivers 3D, MRI-style dynamic images and other advanced analytics that allow for identification and quantification of real and near term solutions.”
For the past year, both businesses have been working closely across the United States and Canada, applying Agilis energy analytics technology to enhance Trane insights about the historical energy usage of buildings. The Agilis and Trane teams have jointly deployed the technology for office buildings, schools, municipal facilities, hospitals and manufacturers.
“The Energy Optics offering provides owners with a low cost, rapid method to analyze building energy performance and implement measures to increase the efficiency of their buildings,” said Sean McBride, vice president of strategy and business development for Trane and Thermo King. “The value to the building owner is Trane’s knowledge of buildings and Agilis Energy’s expertise to visualize performance issues and quantify the impact and value of energy improvements.”