Large commercial, institutional and governmental buildings generally
do not operate at their highest achievable levels of energy efficiency.
Performance monitoring projects across the US have documented the
potential to conserve 15 to 30% of energy use through improved
operation and maintenance practices.
A multi-year project is underway to develop and apply technology to
improve building operation and maintenance. An interdisciplinary team
has been gathered to:
This system is being developed as a collaborative effort among
researchers, building owners, utilities and private industry. This
system is called the Information and Monitoring Diagnostics
System (IMDS). A pilot demonstration of this system was
installed in 1998 in a San Francisco office building. In the
current phase of the project, a second-generation system is being
installed in a Sacramento office building.
- Assess the current state of performance technology
- Develop an appropriate information gathering and diagnosis capability
- Test this new diagnostic system in real buildings
summary of this project is available on the CIEE web site. Visit
the Virtual Tour for
complete specifications of the IMDS installations in San Francisco
and Sacramento. For analysis and reports, please visit the Publications
Sponsored by the California Institute for Energy
Efficiency (CIEE), the California
Energy Commission (CEC), and the
U.S. Department of Energy .
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Building Technologies Department or the Environmental Energy
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