Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013
Today, Lucid announced the availability of BuildingOS®, the world’s first online operating system for energy management. The revolutionary software enables managers of facilities, energy, and sustainability in commercial buildings to quickly aggregate building information from multiple vendors into one unified source. The cloud-based technology unlocks the energy efficiency potential of buildings by eliminating vendor lock-in, consolidating building systems data for analysis, and dramatically reducing system integration costs.
BuildingOS connects with over 150 metering and building systems, including the majority of building automation systems, submeters, lighting and plug load controls, on-site generation systems, demand response providers, as well as electric and gas utilities. Advanced data acquisition tools allow users to minimize time spent collecting information and focus their efforts on identifying savings opportunities, increasing behavioral and operational efficiency, and tracking improvements across entire portfolios of buildings.
According to Lucid CEO Vladi Shunturov, BuildingOS solves a difficult problem that has long plagued the energy efficiency sector – specifically, how to connect a building’s disparate energy-related systems and cost-effectively consolidate valuable information in order to maximize productivity and energy efficiency.
“Proprietary communication and integration hurdles have been the Achilles heel of the energy management industry for decades,” said Shunturov. “BuildingOS changes all that. Now, building managers can have a portfolio-wide solution to track energy, water, and building performance information, without vendor lock-in or costly system integration fees.”
BuildingOS has been in an extensive beta program with over 300 customers.
“Before BuildingOS, we were trying to achieve annual savings goals using critical information from seven different hardware and software systems across our campus,” said Megan Rast, Director of Sustainability at a Fortune 100 company. “Now we have a single system for tracking our energy information and engaging our sustainability and facilities teams and employees.”
BuildingOS was developed by the team that created the award-winning Building Dashboard®, long recognized as the 'gold standard' user interface for energy dashboards, which allows people to view, compare, and share building energy and water use information on the web. BuildingOS embodies years of accumulated expertise in integrating Building Dashboard with thousands of buildings.
BuildingOS is available now on computers, tablets, and smartphones for commercial buildings worldwide. To learn more about BuildingOS, visit http://www.luciddesigngroup.com.
Lucid is an industry leader and innovator in providing information feedback technology to save energy and water in buildings. The company pioneered the concept of real-time energy and water use feedback and reduction competitions with Building Dashboard and launched BuildingOS, the world’s first online operating system for energy management. Lucid’s software is used by the world’s leading companies and institutions to manage thousands of buildings with $500 million in annual energy bills. Based in Oakland, California, Lucid is a privately held software company.
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