Real-Time Energy Management (RTEM) Services
Bright Power knows that the successful operation of sustainable buildings—both new and existing—depends on using real-time data analysis, running intelligent building systems and controls, and having expert technical support to quickly turn data into action. Without this, building owners run the risk of wasting time and money on equipment and systems that don’t run properly.
MoBIUS® (Management of Building Information, Utilities, & Systems) utilizes real-time energy monitoring and continuous commissioning to diagnose and reduce energy consumption. It does so while Bright Power engineers provide on-site and remote technical expertise to help you fix, prioritize, and maintain systems equipment. We even train your site staff to enhance organizational capacity. The results include optimal systems performance, more predictable energy usage, reduced operating costs, and improved occupant comfort. MoBIUS is not just another dashboard—it is a comprehensive energy management service, where we:
- Continually monitor and work with building staff to improve equipment performance.
- Analyze data to identify aging and inefficient equipment, allowing your staff to take the guesswork out of facilities management.
- Develop operational improvements and long-term capital solutions to meet your sustainability goals.
As part of a research grant funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), we found that:
- MoBIUS buildings save twice as much energy as buildings not engaged in MoBIUS.
- Buildings engaged in MoBIUS reduced their energy spend by an average of 5.2% in 2019 compared to 2018.
- Buildings engaged in MoBIUS were 63% more likely to achieve energy savings during a two-year period compared to buildings not engaged in MoBIUS.
Our Energy Management Services:
Real-Time Energy Management
Know what’s happening at your building in real-time. Bright Power offers continuous energy management that diagnoses problems in real-time and provides engineering support to resolve them quickly. Our technical support team will analyze your data, provide action-ready solutions, increase the efficiency of building systems, and allow your staff to take the guesswork out of facilities management. Most importantly, we provide direct communication to both owner and site staff to get everyone on the same page.
The net result is that your building’s systems perform optimally now and over the long-term.
We will also work to secure New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) RTEM incentives to help reduce up-front costs.
Capacity Building & Technical Training
Train your operations and maintenance staff to run your building systems effectively and maximize their ability to operate new high-performance equipment. Bright Power will create a detailed, customized system manual that can be passed from superintendents to management staff, building out a strong institutional learning library specific to your building’s operations and your staff’s needs. We work with your operations team—from the field to the office—to manage capital planning, develop operational best practices, and improve efficiency within your organization. Bright Power’s MoBIUS energy management team will become another member of your operations team, saving you from having to make additional hires.
Organizational & Operational Training
No matter the age of your building, it is critical to establish its operational and maintenance objectives—and develop a plan to achieve them. This is not easy when your staff is overloaded with managing the day-to-day operations. The Bright Power MoBIUS energy management team will help your organization set and attain those long term objectives by working with all levels of the operations team, conducting interviews with staff, and identifying mechanical needs over time. We set up and monitor 5-year capital plans and energy management goals to keep you on track. Bright Power staff can also assist management by quantifying savings, developing tenant trainings, and establishing best practices for operations at each of your buildings.
Real-Time Energy Management Design Consulting for New Construction
We get involved in the design phase of new developments to integrate any specifications for remote monitoring equipment. Estimates for hardware and its installation are included from the outset so you can easily add them to your budget. When it comes time to transition from construction to occupancy, Bright Power will be there to guide the process. From development of equipment manuals to training the operations and maintenance staff, to providing energy management services that monitor and optimize equipment operation in real-time, Bright Power will help reduce costs and stress.
Impact of MoBIUS Real-Time Energy Management Service
Learn about the impact of Bright Power's MoBIUS. In this report, generously funded by NYSERDA, we determined MoBIUS buildings consumed less energy over time compared to buildings without MoBIUS, energy savings at MoBIUS buildings were more predictable than buildings without MoBIUS, and energy consumption was less volatile in buildings with MoBIUS than in buildings without.
Through an integrated and holistic approach to energy management, Bright Power provides Selfhelp Community Services with operations and maintenance education and training.
MSM recognized the need for developing a strategic energy and water management plan to fix and proactively resolve energy-related issues. Bright Power’s real-time systems-level monitoring targets the right improvements—lending to energy cost reduction, improved comfort for students and faculty, and decreased mechanical issues and failures throughout the school year.
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