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BuildingIQ: Software Company Lands Cloud-Based Technology Contract in Washington, D.C.
San Francisco — May 7, 2015 — BuildingIQ, a leading energy management software company, announced that it has been selected by the District of Columbia's Department of General Services (DGS) to deploy its cloud-based technology within eight of the district's public buildings, ranging from hospitals and education facilities to commercial office spaces managed by DGS.
BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO) platform will automatically create a custom thermal model for each building that can predict energy consumption, cost, and comfort based on building characteristics, weather forecasts, energy pricing, and signals from the utility.
The software will make real-time changes to each building, directly adjusting heating, ventilation, and air condition system parameters, that can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 25 percent. This automated, cloud-based solution requires no manual interaction, thus freeing up labor hours from building staff and engineers.
The partnership, facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) grant program, will deliver on the district’s commitment to lower energy consumption, save taxpayers money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“We’re excited to make BuildingIQ’s platform part of our climate-driven energy strategy,” said Mark Chambers, director of sustainability and energy for DGS. “The technology will not only maximize operating efficiency and reduce energy costs, but will also provide the city with a valuable revenue stream, through demand response, that will go a long way toward ensuring the comfort, safety, and security of district residents and employees.”
For more information, visit http://www.buildingiq.com.