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An Energy Review of Boston City Hall And Other Selected Facilities

Coinciding with our delivery of the City of Boston Energy Map, we performed a detailed study on Boston City Hall and selected other facilities to demonstrate savings potentials that can be identified solely through the main meter interval data provided to us by the City of Boston.
Likely due to the nature of the building and the people that it serves, Boston City Hall shows no noticeable demand response when the ISO New England grid is peaking during heavy summer cooling loads, and has reasonable set back positions at night and on weekend for a public space that is essentially "always on". With a peak summer demand in July 2015 of 2,409kW and a slightly more reasonable winter peak of 1,959kW in January 2015, the demand charges for this facility are on the order of 30% to 40% of the monthly electric bill based on our reasonable estimates of their supplier contracts. We developed an Opportunity Matrix that shows how a 3% reduction in the monthly peaks could save $15,000 per year and would affect fewer than 5 hours in an average week.
Later in the case study, we show how Blackstone School might save $13,000 per year by operating their CHP during summer peak cooling hours and how Boston Police Department Headquarters is "always on" based on its high base load and very high ratio of nights and weekend loads compared to occupied hours. We also notice that a common thread across the Boston Schools is that they are largely operating in an apparent school-year mode during the summer months and could benefit from certain ECMs that target the summer cooling season, even though the mythology would suggest that schools are closed for the summer. Finally, we also surveyed a few of the Boston Public Library buildings for good measure.

AEI Featured on Energy Matters 2U Podcast

AEI was recently featured along with Leidos on an Energy Matters 2U Podcast. During the 20 minute conversation, Carl Popolo of AEI and Ron Gillooly, Leidos' Industrial Energy Program Director, discussed how a building's energy data profile combines with a physical audit to target efficiency measures that have specific and verifiable results.

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AEI To Provide Energy Maps to U.S. DOE Better Communities Alliance

AEI is pleased to have been selected as an Affiliate to the U.S. Department of Energy Better Communities® Alliance. AEI is committed to provide its Energy Map solutions to selected partners from a list of 40 noteworthy cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

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AEI Selected as MHEC Supplier

June 29, 2017 -- Carlisle, MA -- AEI has been selected as a Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) supplier to provide Facility Maintenance and Energy Assessment Software to MHEC members through June 2020. The letter from MHEC reads: "Your bid response was evaluated and determined to be the most responsible and responsive bid that offered best value to MHEC members".

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Whole-Portfolio Real-Time Main Metering

AEI brings to market a whole-portfolio real-time main meter view of cities, towns and campuses by combining our AEI Soft Start Real-Time technology with our proven Energy Map visualization platform.

For the energy manager who needs to see energy use across the entire building stock in real-time, this affordable solution shadows the utility main meter, requires no BAS integration, feeds upstream applications such as kiosks, and gives the manager real-time insight into demand response opportunities on their own terms. With 1-minute resolution, rolling profiles and SMS and E-Mail alerts, this integrated solution can also help control billing-period peak usage. It's completely incorporated into our Energy Map platform for exploring historical usage, and that means one-stop-shopping for your energy team to study utility trends, track sustainability goals, and to know your real-time position for social awareness and real-time response.

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The Bigger Apple: City of New York Energy Map

Building on our work last year to deliver an Energy Map of the City of Boston, we figured we should demonstrate a little scalability and bite on something bigger. The result is our City of New York Energy Map that combines data from the PLUTO and LL84 disclosure reporting datasets and shows electricity, natural gas, oil, steam and water consumption for over 13,000 properties with a combined GSF of over 1.8 billion ft2. The data includes GHG emissions, and for most properties we're able to show trends since 2011.

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Are your buildings running efficiently? Let's look at the data and prove it to the managers who pay the utility bills. Efficiency problems? Download the AEI Commissioning Services brochure to see how we can help.