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Measure: Install an energy management and information system (EMIS)

Building Size: 5,000 gsf
Climate Zone: Hot - Humid

Measure: Install an energy management and information system (EMIS)

Building Size: 5,000 gsf
Climate Zone: Hot - Humid
Install an energy management and information system (EMIS)
Measure Simple Payback (years) Approximate Capital Cost ($) Annual Energy Savings (kBtu/sf) Annual Energy Savings (kBtu/yr) Annual Cost Savings ($/sf) Annual Cost Savings ($/yr)
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Description:

Energy management and information systems are software tools that interface with a building to manage and control energy use. In addition to benchmarking and utility tracking (like Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager), building automation systems (BAS) are a common form of EMIS. A BAS is a computer based tool that allows the facility manager to control everything from HVAC to lighting to security systems. The Department of Energy has extensive information on EMISs through the Better Buildings Program.

Special Considerations

Estimates for this measure come from the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency in Separate Tenant Spaces Feasibility Study.