The View From Here: Energy Conservation and Innovation

A team of engineers and building automation system specialists are responsible for reducing campus energy use by 2% per year, effectively achieving energy savings that offsets the growth from on-going campus development. Since the group was formed in July of 2014, Energy Conservation and Innovation has accumulated over $24M in energy and water savings and $5M in avoided costs. This operational savings is built on the success of UBC’s energy management program that was started in 1998, totalling over $69M in savings and cost avoidance to date.

Through their building analytics software platform, the team leverages the untapped capabilities of modern building automation and controls systems to automatically receive earlier detection of operational and system inefficiencies. This helps prevent the energy intensification of old facilities as well as extend the life-cycle of operating equipment.

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