Lucid, an Acuity Brands company and provider of the BuildingOS platform for building data analytics, today announced the addition of BuildingOS Facilities, which enables commercial building owners and operators to integrate asset and work order data into Lucid’s data analytics and reporting platform.
BuildingOS Facilities gives users the ability to centralize critical asset and work order information from multiple systems to provide consistent visibility across assets and sites, run portfolio and site-level analytics on operations, open access to the data to a broader set of users, and power better decision making about operations and capital investments. BuildingOS Facilities provides a comprehensive view into operations across commercial building portfolios to help drive lower operating costs and higher occupant satisfaction and productivity.
“Lucid has been instrumental in the City of Orlando’s ability to understand the unique types of data necessary to illustrate our total cost of ownership for city facilities,” said Ian Lahiff, Energy Project Manager, City of Orlando. “As we move toward Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s goal of producing all municipal energy from renewable resources by 2030, it’s critical we accurately account for inventory and share this information to engage building occupants and residents.”
BuildingOS Facilities combines metering, system, expense, and IoT data integration with building asset information and associated work order information through pre-built integrations to leading work order and asset systems. Lucid reports that this makes it easier to capture and analyze data streams that have traditionally been housed in disparate systems. BuildingOS users can now leverage analytics for tracking, reporting and performance optimization. For instance, operators can identify assets that need to be replaced, uncover asset performance anomalies, and track resource consumption by asset.
Building operators can combine these new data sets with BuildingOS data from energy management systems, submetering, IoT, integrated workplace management systems and other systems to easily centralize and share insights across teams for better collaboration and more informed decision making.
According to Lucid, this new feature will allow building operators to leverage a unified view of their assets, energy and work order data to:
- Understand operating trends and asset conditions
- Analyze the total cost of ownership of buildings and assets
- Plan proactively and cost effectively for asset replacement
- Build the case for better building operating strategies
- Make more informed procurement decisions
In February, Lucid announced it had been acquired by Acuity Brands, Inc. a provider of intelligent lighting, building automation systems, and IoT solutions.
Over the last decade, Lucid has developed the leading platform for building performance analytics, BuildingOS. The acquisition will enable Lucid to accelerate the continued development of the BuildingOS platform to integrate all facets of building data and expand the applications built on the platform. Lucid will leverage Acuity Brands’ extensive investments in building sensor networks, integration, and controls to extend the capabilities of the platform. Together, BuildingOS and Acuity Brands will transform the way building data is used and unleash the value of intelligent building solutions.
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