Web-based energy information systems for large commercial buildings

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Energy Information Systems (EIS), which monitor and organize building energy consumption and related trend data over the Internet, have been evolving over the past decade. This technology helps perform key energy management functions such as organizing energy use data, identifying energy consumption anomalies, managing energy costs, and automating demand response strategies. During recent years numerous developers and vendors of EIS have been deploying these products in a highly competitive market. EIS offer various software applications and services for a variety of purposes. Costs for such system vary greatly depending on the system's capabilities and how they are marketed. Some products ... continued below

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Motegi, Naoya & Piette, Mary Ann March 29, 2003.

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Energy Information Systems (EIS), which monitor and organize building energy consumption and related trend data over the Internet, have been evolving over the past decade. This technology helps perform key energy management functions such as organizing energy use data, identifying energy consumption anomalies, managing energy costs, and automating demand response strategies. During recent years numerous developers and vendors of EIS have been deploying these products in a highly competitive market. EIS offer various software applications and services for a variety of purposes. Costs for such system vary greatly depending on the system's capabilities and how they are marketed. Some products are marketed directly to end users while others are made available as part of electric utility programs. EIS can be a useful tool in building commissioning and retro-commissioning. This paper reviews more than a dozen EIS. We have developed an analytical framework to characterize the main features of these products, which are developed for a variety of utility programs and end-use markets. The purpose of this research is to evaluate EIS capabilities and limitations, plus examine longer-term opportunities for utilizing such technology to improve building energy efficiency and load management.

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OSTI as DE00831096

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  • 10th National Conference on Building Commissioning, Chicago, IL (US), 05/08/2002--05/10/2002

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  • Report No.: LBNL--49977
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 831096
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc776983

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Motegi, Naoya & Piette, Mary Ann. Web-based energy information systems for large commercial buildings, article, March 29, 2003; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc776983/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.