U.Conn, Johns Hopkins Install QAS Sustainability Software
The University of Connecticut, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University and financial management company National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance will install Quality Attributes Software’s (QAS) sustainable resource and energy management system in their facilities, according to the software company.
QAS says IntelliFace can reduce buildings’ costs and carbon footprint by giving facility managers a comprehensive look at energy efficiency, water conservation, carbon emissions and waste management.
The cloud-based system collects data from all measurable resources within a facility, and then manages, analyzes and stores it. The company says it can process millions of data points in seconds, and then adjust the data sets in real time. The software’s graphic presentations show an X-ray view of the energy flow of the building, measuring the energy usage for optimum analysis and management.
IntelliFace can interface with any type of existing system or platform in any format or language, QAS says. It can monitor multiple buildings — or locations around the world — at once. The dashboard that can be configured with a variety of data presentations, and each display can track resources used, as well as solar, wind or other renewables.
IntelliFace also has a tool called the GreenTouchscreen, designed to educate occupants about their resources use, and to change behavior. The GreenTouchscreen shows a building’s progress toward sustainable practices on an interactive touchscreen displayed in a public area of the facility. It uses live data to encourage occupants to make more sustainable choices – about their energy and water use, for example.
In 2012, Starbucks installed Lucid’s real-time Building Dashboard at 10 locations in an attempt to change employee energy use behavior. Also last year, the cleantech software company partnered with HonestBuildings.com to provide real-time energy usage for thousands of commercial buildings across the US.
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