6/30/2014<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
BuildingIQ and S4 Collaborate to Identify Unique Energy Savings for Commercial Office Building
Successful integration reduces operation costs and extends the life of existing BMS in Cambridge, Massachusetts office space
San Francisco – BuildingIQ, a leading energy management software company, and The S4 Group announce the successful incorporation of their technologies to identify unique energy savings for a commercial office space in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The S4 Open BACnet-N2 Router provided the enabling technology that tapped into the existing Metasys® N2 legacy system, while BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy OptimizationTM software extracted key data on the efficiency of the building’s operations. As a result, the two companies were able to reduce operation costs and seamlessly integrate HVAC energy optimization in a commercial building with an older infrastructure.
The incorporation of the S4 Open BACnet-N2 Router and BuildingIQ’s cloud-based solution was completed within just one hour, without interruption or modification of ongoing performance. Prior to implementation of these solutions, the BMS’ local system integrator would need to manually make adjustments to the system’s hardware. Now that the system is using BACnet communications, the building automation industry’s primary open standard with S4, BuildingIQ’s cloud-based solution is able to make real-time adjustments to building controls to maximize efficiency during heating and cooling operations. The installation was achieved with zero impact to occupant comfort and has reduced labor costs by eliminating the need for manual modifications to the system.
“This project demonstrates an application of the S4 Open appliances as a non-disruptive data collection agent enabling the cost effective implementation of BuildingIQ technologies and services to improve building performance of legacy buildings,” said Steve Jones, managing partner of the S4 Group. “In this application S4 provided the data collection functionality, while allowing the Metasys® supervisory controller and operator workstation to continue operating in parallel to BuildingIQ services.”
“Technology is rapidly evolving in the energy management industry and it is important to be able to provide a solution that can integrate into existing BMS systems that might not be utilizing the latest upgrades available,” said Derek Johnson, VP Global Operations of BuildingIQ. “In this collaboration with S4, we are able to extend the capabilities of existing energy management solutions, making them more flexible and opening the door to new energy saving opportunities.”
BuildingIQ is a leading provider of advanced energy management software that actively predicts and manages HVAC loads in commercial buildings. As the only supplier of patent-pending Predictive Energy Optimizationtm technology, BuildingIQ’s cloud-based solution is powering energy and operational savings in buildings across the globe with reductions in HVAC energy costs by as much as 25 percent. BuildingIQ delivers measureable results and has received backing from tier one industry leaders including Aster Capital (backed by Schneider Electric, Alstom and Solvay), the Venture Capital unit of Siemens Financial Services (SFS VC), Paladin Capital and the Energy Division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Recognized as a leader in its industry, BuildingIQ most recently was named winner of the 2013 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award, Fierce Innovation Awards’ “Best in Show”, a 2013 Cool Vendor in Green IT and Sustainability by Gartner and listed on the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 and AlwaysOn Going Green Global 200.
About The S4 Group, Inc.
Based in Ogden, Utah, The S4 Group delivers seamless open systems integration solutions for non-IT and building automation systems (BAS). Using S4’s products, any OPC or BACnet-based automation system (Factory Floor, Process Control, Industrial Automation, etc.) can be integrated into your enterprise management capability, enhancing the value of automation and improving the operational efficiency and profitability of your organization. With S4 Group technologies, channel partners deliver better value to their clients. Our primary business model is to engage design/build teams, resellers, and mechanical, electrical, and HVAC contractors to extend systems’ lives, enhance buildings’ value, and create cost-effective solutions for the industry. For more information, please visit: http://www.thes4group.com.