The Role of Energy Management Information Systems in Wisconsin's Focus on Energy ProgramPublished in
As energy codes advance, and program administrators increasingly focus on persistent savings, energy management information systems (EMIS) have emerged as a technology that enables energy efficiency programs to find new, lasting savings in commercial buildings. EMIS is a type of software tool which collects and processes the large amount of data available in buildings to recommend, prioritize, or implement controls changes, repairs, capital improvements, or other changes to save energy, manage demand, or improve occupant comfort.
Building on the work of the DOE’s Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, we conducted research to quantify the savings potential of EMIS in Wisconsin. First, we evaluated several EMIS products, EMIS service providers, and utility programs utilizing EMIS in North America. The stock of healthcare, office, and education buildings in each state were then modeled with EMIS to estimate the savings potential.
This report details both the results and the methods used in this research. We also highlight program recommendations that cover new program offerings as well as changes to traditional program types such as retrocommissioning (RCx) and strategic energy management.