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Getting the most energy savings out of your HVAC requires building systems to be capable of adjustment, such as variable speed drives or demand limiting, as opposed to simple on/off control. However, these strategies often add a higher level of complexity making it more challenging to keep persistent energy savings over time. Energy Management Systems and Analytics are often offered up as a solution to this problem. This course will provide a deep dive exploration on the reality of energy management systems and how they are not a one-size-fits all endeavor and how each one needs its one requirement and parameter for success.

Audience: Building owners, building managers, operators, maintenance professionals, and facility managers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key differences between building management systems (BMS) and energy management systems (EMS)
  • Review fundamental EMS qualities, controls and techniques appropriate for different users, audiences and end goals
  • Explore key performance indicators and strategies for dashboard configuration that provide transparency in building system operations, focusing on HVAC systems
  • Evaluate effective EMS implementation, current product availability and successful case studies in new and retrofit projects


DJ smile.pngMichele Sagehorn, Energy Management & Building Optimization | Red Car Analytics

Michele Sagehorn is co-founder and principal at Red Car Analytics, a high-performance building consulting company. She provides expertise on how to use real building data combined with user experience and feedback to deliver energy and comfort and make building systems perform optimally and pragmatically. Her projects span building design & construction for large campuses, building owners, and energy utilities companies. Michele is LEED AP certified and holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan.