Using NorthWrite MBCx, an energy information management service
designed to attack energy waste in
commercial buildings, energy savings of
up to 10 to 20% are documented with no
The program includes elements
such as short-term and long-term
Computer - HOBO U30), an energy dashboard to view
your energy information, a virtual
energy analyst to lead the analysis and
provide clear direction to
subcontractors or onsite facilities
staff, and a dedicated program manager
for reporting and to keep everything on
Building performance is characterized using techniques such
as the analysis of monthly utility bill
history, an online audit of the
equipment and operations, monitoring of
the 15-minute interval data from energy
meters, and real-time monitoring of key
This data provides insight into
the gap between the operational
requirements of the building and how it
was actually being used.
This gap represents opportunity.
A suite of web-based software tools automates the analysis of the
The Energy Expert application
establishes a detailed, calibrated
baseline of performance for the building
and tracks ongoing performance.
The Building SnapShot application details
the gap between the desired and actual
Online task tracking documents
recommendations and ensures that the
proper actions are completed.
Finally, to minimize the impact
on the building staff time, a team of
skilled energy analysts leverages
web-based technology to remotely access
information and communicate with onsite
operations personnel or subcontractors.
Recommendations and actions
Armed with real-time data from the building and software to
automate the analysis and reporting, our
energy analysts are able to identify
specific actions to reduce energy waste
in a fraction of the time and cost of
traditional energy audits.
With a focus on no- and low-cost
measures, we determine what needs to be
done to address the savings
The analyst inputs the
recommended savings measures into the
online task management system to track
progress and drive implementation.
Following the initial data collection and analysis, we continue to
track implementation efforts, collect
utility bills and monitor the real-time
energy consumption of the building.
This provides the energy analyst
with further insight into expected
versus actual building performance.
We continue to interact with
building operations personnel using the
software tools to document ongoing
savings delivered, ensure persistence of
those savings and provide a systematic
method to achieve continuous