The Role of EMIS in BCHydro's Continuous Optimization Program and Beyond

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Join Pulse Energy's Bruce Herzer and Capilano University's Susan Doig to learn about BC Hydro's Continuous Optimization program and the role EMIS plays in contributing to its success.

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  • Software as a ServiceConnects to any metering hardware or DDC/BASPowerful analytics to normalize energy data for square footage, occupants, weather, time of day/year.Includes three modules: Management module for energy/facility managers (used extensively by people like Brian in school districts) Reporting module for portfolio managers and executives (also used by energy managers like Brian to keep track of all their schools and to easily keep track of energy savings and ROI of upgrades/retrofits) Dashboard for occupants and the public (can be used to engage staff and students in energy awareness programs)
  • Software as a ServiceConnects to any metering hardware or DDC/BASPowerful analytics to normalize energy data for square footage, occupants, weather, time of day/year.Includes three modules: Management module for energy/facility managers (used extensively by people like Brian in school districts) Reporting module for portfolio managers and executives (also used by energy managers like Brian to keep track of all their schools and to easily keep track of energy savings and ROI of upgrades/retrofits) Dashboard for occupants and the public (can be used to engage staff and students in energy awareness programs)
  • Software as a ServiceConnects to any metering hardware or DDC/BASPowerful analytics to normalize energy data for square footage, occupants, weather, time of day/year.Includes three modules: Management module for energy/facility managers (used extensively by people like Brian in school districts) Reporting module for portfolio managers and executives (also used by energy managers like Brian to keep track of all their schools and to easily keep track of energy savings and ROI of upgrades/retrofits) Dashboard for occupants and the public (can be used to engage staff and students in energy awareness programs)
  • Software as a ServiceConnects to any metering hardware or DDC/BASPowerful analytics to normalize energy data for square footage, occupants, weather, time of day/year.Includes three modules: Management module for energy/facility managers (used extensively by people like Brian in school districts) Reporting module for portfolio managers and executives (also used by energy managers like Brian to keep track of all their schools and to easily keep track of energy savings and ROI of upgrades/retrofits) Dashboard for occupants and the public (can be used to engage staff and students in energy awareness programs)
  • Slide 1 - 4 Buildings have been entered into BC Hydro's C-Op program.  Project began Summer 2010.Phase 1 - Birch Bldg, 130,000 square feetPhase 2 - Cedar Bldg, 50,000 sq ft.Phase 3 - Fir Bldg, 91,000 sq ft and Library bldg 84,000 sq ft.Electrical consumption is currently being monitored in all 4 buildingsBaseline data is currently being collected.  Once the data has been collected for a minimum of nine months our consultant will begin the investigation phase.
  • Electrical consumption for each of the 14 buildings on our North Vancouver campus are being monitored by Pulse Energy Software.Approximately 48,000 square meters or about 517,000 square feet.Annual consumption (2009) 6,937,000 kWh5 natural gas meters are being installed, and will be monitored by PulseAnnual Natural gas consumption (2009) 39,700 GJ10 buildings are not in the C-Op programSome too small to warrant re: energy savings potential.  Installed because we want to use the Pulse EMIS to be accessible for all community as part of the energy awareness programs.
  • Why Pulse EMIS?- BC Hydro C-Op program- Desire to engage all students and employees in energy conservation on campus- How easy it is to use- everyone can access- very visual- people 'get it'- layers of information (users, operators, management)
  • Why Pulse EMIS?- BC Hydro C-Op program- Desire to engage all students and employees in energy conservation on campus- How easy it is to use- everyone can access- very visual- people 'get it'- layers of information (users, operators, management)
  • Current Initiatives- Launched a BC Hydro funded Workplace Conservation (WCA)  Campaign- Launched Pulse Energy software as part of our 2010 Green Week activities- Collecting baseline data to run an electrical energy conservation contest in November
  • Goals- WCA - Key message: Use what you need and nothing more (don't be wasteful)- reduction of 5% in electrical consumption (approximately $20,600 annual)- we want to achieve community engagement of 20%. (students, faculty, staff, exempt and administration and our on-site janitorial and food services contractors)
  • What we've achieved so far...- Students love the transparency of the dashboard- Janitorial staff like the dashboard- Maintenance staff are looking at buildings consumption from a new/different perspective- Reporting is visual, and creates impact.- We've been able to link 'waste' within a building to people.... example of the film studio lights left on all weekend - so that we can begin to create training materials that are specific to the building users.- Using Pulse software to engage people, increase awareness and move to taking action to reduce energy.
  • #1 Challenge- how to get people to engage with the site.Solution- prizes, suggestions- make if fun- one-on-one presentations- personalize in a positive way - use the software to show people they are/can make a difference.
  • #2 Challenge- Resources - having the time/people to carry the message and keep the website updatedSolution- link the Dashboard to other activities happening on campus.  For example - during classroom presentations, lunch hour tabling events, our Campus Sustainability Network meetings etc.
  • Lessons learned- working with the Pulse Team is easy - they are passionate about what they're doing and are willing to experiment and make changes based on customer feedback- promoting energy savings campaigns is not always easy- one on one conversations work better than mass information dumps- there is a ton of energy savings to be had!
  • Future Plans- Adding more layers of information to the Dashboard, making it 'the' go to spot for sustainability on campus.  Using links to our Campus website to provide additional information to users.- More energy conservation contests planned.
  • The Role of EMIS in BCHydro's Continuous Optimization Program and Beyond

    1. 1. The Role of EMIS in BC Hydro's Continuous Optimization Program and Beyond Susan Doig, MBA, SCMP, Energy Manager, Capilano University Bruce Herzer, Utility Account Manager, Pulse Energy
    2. 2. Go To Webinar Control Panel Ask us questions! Hide the control panel
    3. 3. Agenda Overview of BC Hydro’s Continuous Optimization Program The role of EMIS in the program Case Study: Capilano University • Use of EMIS use in buildings outside the program Q&A
    4. 4. Targets operational savings in commercial buildings Program Offer • Fully funded retro-commissioning study • Fully funded Energy Management Information System • Customer implements bundle of capital and operational measures with a simple payback period of 2 years or less Average energy cost reduction to date: 10% • 7% electricity, 15% gas BC Hydro’s Continuous Optimization Program
    5. 5. Program Phases Application Baseline Collection Investigation Implementation Persistence (~2 months) •Submit opportunity assessment •Select consultants •Approve capital investment amount (~25¢/ ft2) (6 months) • Meter upgrades and EMIS installation •Collect baseline energy models for M&V (~3 months) •Consultants perform audits and generate list of energy saving measures with <2 year pay back (Up to 12 months) •Implement identified capital and re- commissioning measures (Ongoing) •Monitor energy consumption •Respond to exception reports and alerts
    6. 6. Primary Functions • Measurement and verification • Exception reporting – maintaining savings Other Benefits • Occupant engagement and education • Automated energy reporting (CUSUM, GHG, cost, etc.) Role of EMIS in Continuous Optimization
    7. 7. Pulse EMIS: Occupant Engagement Dashboard
    8. 8. Pulse EMIS: Occupant Engagement Dashboard (Cont’d)
    9. 9. Pulse EMIS: Management Module
    10. 10. Pulse EMIS: Reporting Module
    11. 11. To Apply BC Hydro Customers • Contact your Key Account Manager • Or, Graham Henderson at (604) 453-6471 Other Utility Customers • Contact Pulse Energy for suggestions
    12. 12. Capilano University • 14 buildings - 517,000 sq. ft. • 4 buildings added to C-OP summer of 2010 • C-OP buildings range from 50,000 to 130,000 sq. ft. • Baseline data is currently being collected
    13. 13. Energy Consumption on N. Van. Campus • Electrical consumption for all 14 buildings monitored by Pulse • Electrical (2009) consumption: 6,937,000 kWh • Natural gas (2009) consumption: 39,700 GJ • 10 buildings not in COP program have Pulse EMIS for energy awareness program
    14. 14. Why Pulse EMIS? Available in the C-OP program Engages students and employees in energy conservation on campus Easy to use
    15. 15. Why Pulse EMIS? Accessibility Very visual People “get it” Flexibility • Different layers of information (users, operators, management)
    16. 16. Current Initiatives • BC Hydro funded Workplace Conservation (WCA) Campaign • Launched Pulse software as part of 2010 Green Week • Collecting baseline data to run an energy conservation contest in November
    17. 17. • WCA: spread conservation message • Reduce electrical consumption by 5% (approx $20,600 annually) • Achieve community engagement of 20% Goals
    18. 18. • Dashboard appeal – students, employees and janitorial staff • EMIS gives maintenance staff a new view of building consumption • Visual reporting creates impact • Linked ‘waste’ to building occupant behaviour • Using Pulse to engage people, create awareness, and encourage conservation action Results So Far
    19. 19. #1 How to get people to engage with the online dashboard Solutions • One-on-one presentations • Make it fun, give prizes, take suggestions • Use software to show participants’ positive impact Challenges in Occupant Engagement
    20. 20. #2 Resources • Time/people to carry the message Solution • Link dashboard to other events happening on campus Challenges in Occupant Engagement (Cont’d)
    21. 21. Pulse Energy’s team is easy to work with Promoting energy savings campaigns is not always easy One-on-one conversations work better than mass information dumps There is a ton of energy savings to be had! Key Lessons Learned
    22. 22. Add more layers of information to the Dashboard to make it “the” go-to spot for sustainability on Campus Adding links to our Campus website to provide additional information to users More energy conservation contests planned More fun! Future Plans
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    37. 37. Thank you! Additional questions? • Contact Pulse Energy at: 1-877-331-0530 or at info@pulseenergy.com Look for future and archived webinars on our website • www.pulseenergy.com/resources/webinars

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