Bayer MaterialScience and Noveda to optimize building energy performance
October 7, 2011 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC says it will employ energy monitoring solutions from Noveda Technologies to optimize the energy performance of its EcoCommercial Building (ECB) projects around the world. Noveda is the latest addition to the ECB Network, which brings together companies providing product and service technologies that aim to make “energy-efficient, sustainable and profitable building possible”.
By Anthony Capkun
“We believe energy monitoring and management is an effective approach for driving energy savings and reducing the carbon footprint,” said Govi Rao, president and CEO of Noveda. “Our technologies and services complement many types of energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart grid initiatives, putting us squarely in the same ecosystem as the ECB Network of organizations.”
According to Noveda, use of its real-time energy and water monitoring solutions can slash energy and water consumption by an average of 15%.
Bayer says it is building net zero energy/emission commercial buildings in major regions of the world to showcase the viability of its EcoCommercial Building initiative. It will utilize Noveda’s energy monitoring dashboard to visualize the energy performance of each Bayer ECB building. The four existing ECB buildings are being equipped with Noveda energy monitoring technology: starting with the ECB Conference Center, located on Bayer’s North American HQ campus in suburban Pittsburgh, the technology will then be rolled out at ECB buildings in Monheim, Germany; Greater Noida, India; and Diegem, Belgium. Noveda’s energy monitoring technology will also be utilized at future ECB buildings, including four buildings on Bayer’s Pittsburgh campus being renovated to boost their energy efficiency.
“Noveda’s intuitive and comprehensive energy monitoring solution is a valuable tool building owners can use to minimize energy costs while optimizing employee comfort and sustainability,” said Paul Platte, head, EcoCommercial Building in North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “This technology validates the tenets of the ECB initiative—that commercial buildings can be eco-friendly and economically viable.”