Released in October 2022, this collaborative white paper, crafted in partnership with Dexma Energy Intelligence, underscores the significance of energy management within the realm of commercial real estate (CRE). The paper delineates the formidable challenges presented by climate change, energy costs, and digital transformation in the CRE landscape. A compelling case is presented, as 47% of global annual CO₂ emissions stem from the built environment. In response, the paper advocates a two-pronged approach to carbon reduction: addressing embodied and operational carbon. The conclusion furnishes an insightful overview of the ten pivotal capabilities that Energy Management Systems (EMS) should embody. These capabilities are essential for identifying, analyzing, and optimizing energy savings across building portfolios.
Keywords: Building Retrofits, Climate Change, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Energy Efficiency/Management, Zero Net Energy