BuildingIQ Announces Predictive Energy Optimization Pilot Project with Argonne National Laboratory

Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:01am EDT

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First U.S. pilot with the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory
SYDNEY--(Business Wire)--
BuildingIQ, an energy management software company, today announced its first
Predictive Energy Optimization pilot project in the United States at the U.S.
Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. 

The BuildingIQ pilot installation, together with Argonne's expertise in
optimization and modelling, is expected to improve energy performance at
Argonne's Theory and Computing Sciences (TCS) building as well as enable the
further collaboration and development of sustainable innovative technologies
between BuildingIQ and leading researchers at the facility. 

TCS is the largest and newest building at Argonne. Completed in 2009 and
occupying more than 200,000 sq. ft., the building features a Metasys building
management system (BMS) from Johnson Controls. The BuildingIQPredictive Energy
Optimization system plugs into the building`s BMS and leverages the existing
energy infrastructure to reduce energy use without costly upgrades or capital

"Argonne is excited about piloting this innovative technology," said Victor
Zavala, Argonne scholar. "BuildingIQ`s system provides a powerful framework for
energy management that will reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs. The
system combines advanced concepts in real-time building modeling, machine
learning, and adaptive control that enable precise predictions and optimization
of the energy demands, representing the next generation of energy management in

The BuildingIQ system has a unique ability to reduce energy usage while
minimizing tenant impact. The system automatically learns the building`s thermal
characteristics; incorporates weather forecasts, electricity tariffs and other
factors such as demand response signals; and then continuously manages the
energy use in the building to optimize cost, emissions and occupant comfort. 

"We are delighted to be working with Argonne National Laboratory as part of
BuildingIQ`s U.S. expansion," said Michael Zimmerman, CEO of BuildingIQ.
"Argonne has a long history of innovation and is playing a key role in
delivering on the Department of Energy`s objectives of reducing energy use in
commercial buildings across the country." 

About BuildingIQ

Founded in 2009, BuildingIQ`s technology leverages years of building controls
and thermal comfort research carried out by world-leading experts at the Energy
Transformed Flagship Division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national research organization.
BuildingIQ is the exclusive global licensee of CSIRO`s building energy
optimization technology. BuildingIQ`s mission is to change the way energy is
managed in commercial buildings. Addressing the fundamental shortcomings of HVAC
systems and the complexity of traditional controls, BuildingIQ`s Predictive
Energy Optimization approach reduces energy cost and emissions in commercial

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