Building intelligence is making a real difference in energy costs

October 5, 2016

By Ralf VonSosen

Recently, Energy Manager Today updated us all about how buildings can be big polluters, and that everyone benefits from investments in energy efficiency and retrofitting inefficient, existing buildings. Further, the reporter stated that financial incentives are driving a heightened focus on energy savings. We agree. And, we also believe that key to making better decisions about energy, and the costs associated with energy, is building intelligence.

Energy use has dropped 12% per square foot between 2003 and 2012. This savings has mostly been in larger buildings and portfolios that have invested in energy retrofitting projects. Currently small to mid-sized buildings and portfolios are beginning to take up the energy savings fight. They’re expected to invest $38 billion between now and 2025 according to the article. Lucid is at the heart of this investment. Lucid’s Resource Optimization solution helps building operators make data-driven decisions about energy-related investments, and helps building operators glean maximum savings from those investments over time.

Through rich, informative data visualizations, Lucid unlocks building energy use data, to pinpoint trouble spots and improve overall consumption. Lucid helps building operators understand energy usage at the macro level, and allows facilities managers to make changes and adjustments at the detailed level. The result is that buildings can be more energy efficient, more comfortable for occupants, and more cost effective.

Energy management is a key focus for building operators. Building intelligence is essential to not only making large, sweeping changes to energy consumption and cost, but also to finding the specific trouble spots that will allow building managers to get the most from their energy retrofitting investments.

Ralf VonSosen

As Lucid’s VP of Marketing, Ralf VonSosen leads product marketing, demand generation, branding, and communication activities. With almost 20 years in the technology space, Ralf brings leadership experience from small startups, as well as large companies such as SAP and LinkedIn. He was instrumental in establishing the energy/utilities vertical at Siebel/Oracle CRM, and most recently was a founding member of LinkedIn’s sales solutions business unit. Ralf holds a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University, and a MBA from the University of Utah.