Many of our projects rely on our key capability to
gather and present data on the performance of energy
systems. Contract research projects often seek to
gain experience with emerging market technologies
or to gather real-world performance data for demonstration
purposes. Projects range from measuring the performance
of new thermostats for electric heat in residences, to
determining power generation efficiency and heat recovery
in a distributed generation system at an industrial facility.
We can design, fabricate, install and operate custom
data acquisition systems or work within existing control
systems to gather the data. We have projects where we
have interfaced with a building DDC to create a path
to our data processing and projects where have installed
completely independent montoring - sensors, data logging
Our data handling includes data verification and
visualization. Our strength is our ability to translate
data into meaningful results and communicate the findings
to the appropriate audience. We are able to blend analysis
of field data, system simulation, and engineering to create
efficient analysis and communication tools.
We can make data and analysis available through the internet
for access by the site, project sponsors, or general public.
Web-based monitoring can provide timely feedback on building
performance as well as meet educational needs for practitioners
and the public.