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Monitoring and Benchmarking for Energy Information Systems

Lead Performer: U.S. India Joint Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD)
Project Partners:
-- Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) - India
-- Synpasense - Folsom, CA
-- Schenider Electric - India
-- Wipro Eco-energy - India
DOE Funding: $750,000
Cost Share: $1,350,000
Project Term: Oct. 2012 - Sept. 2017

Project Objective

The U.S.-India Joint Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD) conducts energy efficiency research and development (R&D) with a focus on integrating information technology with building controls and physical systems for commercial/high-rise residential units. Advanced benchmarking and energy information systems (EIS) can enable up to 20% energy savings. However, there is a lack of scalable, cost- effective building monitoring tools to inform building design and operation. This CBERD project is tackling the problem in a few ways. First, it is developing new specifications for EIS solutions. The project team is also creating an integrated suite of benchmarking methods, tools, and practices, along with a plan to embed them into market deployment programs and policies. The project also gives U.S. EIS vendors the opportunity to strengthen their foothold in emerging international markets, such as India.

Project Impact

This project creates the opportunity for U.S. technical and product expertise related to EIS to be effective at a global level, such as an emerging Indian market.

Contacts

DOE Technology Manager: Richard Karney
Lead Performer: Jessica Granderson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory