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AEI Energy Maps

An AEI Energy Map consolidates utility, land use and disclosure reporting data into an interactive and visual exploration platform that delivers aggregate views of your whole portfolio as well as details and rankings for individual buildings. With monthly and annual updates, tracking and reporting on your sustainability goals has never been easier.

Energy Maps are custom built from reusable components to make the best use of all the data available for your portfolio, including:

  • Public data sources such as Socrata open source data files, PLUTO land use databases, map and shape files, energy and water usage data files (e.g., LL84 and LL87 in NYC, BERDO in Boston, etc.),
  • Public interval data sources for Weather, ISO demand,
  • Proprietary monthly utility billing data, 5 or 15 minute EPO interval data for TOU accounts,
  • Real-time main meter data from existing on-prem equipment or AEI Soft Start RT,
  • Building-specific BAS data, weekly, monthly and real-time when available,
  • And any other sources of data specific to your city, town or portfolio.

How is this different than the many reporting tools currently used in many cities and towns?

When property owners are required to report utility usage to their local city agency, the requirements tend to be annual aggregate values that do serve some benefit but are not very useful in terms of identifying trends and outliers in a population. Some platforms do not facilities aggregation across building types or other categories. They don't facilitate the sorting or filtering of the data, nor do they support ranking of facilities within a group. Many of the limitations are a design choice intended to make reporting as simple as possible in an effort to stimulate compliance. Finally, it is difficult with many systems to integrate additional data streams from other sources.

An AEI Energy Map is designed to be agnostic to the sources of data and instead is more of an exploration tool with drill-down capabilities into individual facilities. We typically start with public data sets (PLUTO and LL84/LL87 data in NYC for example) and then merge the initial data set with a wide range of other source data, some public and some private. In the case of Boston, we merged monthly utility bill data for over 450 buildings with the main meter interval data for over 50 of those buildings. For City of New York, the PLUTO land use database was merged with 5 years of annual utility data for over 13,000 buildings.

With the flexibility of joined data and reusable widgets, we are able to develop a platform that can answer a wider range of questions and serve a broader audience. From monthly utility bills we can get from fossil fuels to GHG, then merging Energy Star scores and interval data, we can rank facilities by EUI by season, water usage and cost per square foot, and then compare the Police Department to the Fire Department and the Public Schools. Which school is most energy efficient? Which department pays the most per MMBtu of energy? All in one integrated web site. In short, the Energy Map is intended to answer your portfolio energy questions without the limiting the set of questions it can answer. All in an intuitive map-based interface that might actually be fun to use if you're the sort of person that enjoys exploring energy data!

For a working examples of the AEI Energy Map, please visit the City of Boston Energy Map and the City of New York Energy Map here on our web site.

For an example of an AEI Energy Map that incorporates real-time metering with AEI Soft Start RT, visit our work-in-progress for the Judicial Courts of California.


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