“A unique dashboard tool that gives energy managers access to low-hanging fruit to reduce energy costs, while allowing for high-level trending of multiple building information.”
–Energy Manager Today Awards judge
Understanding energy metrics simply and easily is a rising issue for commercial building managers and will be a massive and inescapable matter as we move forward, a judge pointed out. With that in mind, Lucid makes essential KPIs available through real-time data collection and visualization as well as IoT-enabled monitoring, playing a pivotal role in reducing the energy use of built environment, the company says.
Lucid’s BuildingOS Dashboards create customized, real-time, easy-to- share insights from all types of building operations data, across a building portfolio. The dashboards deliver the information that matters most to energy, sustainability, operations and portfolio teams to improve collaboration and make buildings more comfortable, efficient and profitable.
Organizations use Lucid to centralize, analyze and share building insights so stakeholders can make data-driven decisions and achieve better results. Built atop Lucid’s BuildingOS platform, Lucid’s customizable dashboards graphically display a variety of building and portfolio metrics. Each dashboard can be designed to meet specific needs of users, giving them views into the information that is specifically relevant to their area of interest.
For example, using the same aggregated data from within BuildingOS, unique dashboards can be created for sustainability managers, building operators, financial planners, investors, tenants, or occupants. These dashboards are automatically updated and can be published via email or online.
Lucid has over 10,000 buildings under management across 10 countries. Customers include DuPont, Starbucks, Sony, Disney, PNCBank, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, JLL, City of Orlando, Yale, and Boston Public Schools.
McKesson uses Lucid dashboards to inform high-level decisions on investment priorities and day-to-day facility management. The chief engineer used hourly energy data to discover that the fans in HQ were operating on Saturdays. After adjusting, the building will save more than $12,000 annually.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used Lucid to find that 25 buildings in its portfolio were using the bulk of energy. It was able to take quick measures to save 50 percent on natural gas for one building.
“The tools and services Lucid offers will only become more relevant as energy-reporting issues become a day-to-day issue in energy manager’s life. The company is arguably ahead of the curve with its offering,” said a judge.