BuildingIQ’s energy management software is being deployed at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA); California State University in Long Beach, California; Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama; University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida; and the University of Miami in Florida, according to the company.
In each case, BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO) platform supplements the existing building management system to create a thermal profile that predicts energy consumption, cost and comfort. That data is combined with building characteristics, weather and other inputs to create the best HVAC strategy for the next 24 hours, according to the company. The system can link to any existing utility demand response program.
In September, BuildingIQ said that the PEO would be used in Xcel Energy’s Building Optimization Pilot Program. The pilot will control about 10 buildings that experience average daily summer peak loads of more than 500kW in the utility’s Colorado territory.