Problem Addressed

How to ‘find what matters’ in the vast amount of data produced by today’s smart building systems and turn data into actionable intelligence.

This solution was sourced in response to one of UKGBC’s past challenges on ‘Linking Building Occupancy to Energy Use’.

Solution Overview

SkySpark by SkyFoundry automatically analyses data from smart devices and equipment systems to identify issues, faults, deviations, and anomalies enabling improved performance, reduced downtime, and operational savings. SkySpark analyses data from automation systems, metering systems and other smart devices to identify issues, patterns, deviations, faults and opportunities for operational improvements and cost reduction. SkySpark provides a comprehensive suite for analysis of energy resources including electrical demand, consumption, cost, as well as water and gas usage. The platform automatically aligns energy usage data with equipment operational status showing exactly how equipment systems are affecting energy use.

The SkySpark software pricing follows an incremental model that makes it possible to deploy the technology in a phased approach. The software is sold as a permanent license with ongoing maintenance and is also offered as Software as a Service based on required capacity. According to Sky Foundry ROI can be as little as one month in some cases, but is regularly under 2 years.

SkySpark is priced based on capacity – a larger system that contains more data points (i.e., sensors) costs more. Capacity is calculated based on the number of data points that a user will be storing data for, i.e., sensors, control points, setpoints. A point is anything data is collected for. The lowest initial cost is $60 USD for a license with a capacity of 10 points, i.e., 5 electric meters with kW and kWh each. 

Case Study

In 2012, the building management team for a 700,000 Sq Ft office tower located in Denver embarked on a major initiative to reduce energy consumption in the building. The improvements were verified to save over $180,000 (~£131,706) in annual operating costs and also contributed significantly to achieving the USGBC’s LEED-EB: O&M Gold certification.

Facts and Figures

<2 years

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