BuiltSpace is a unique application designed to work with existing and new infrastructures. We provide:
- Baseline measurements
- Tools to collaborate and educate users on how to improve behaviours that can conserve energy
Becoming sustainable is a relatively new responsibility for building managers and operators, but one that is starting to be taken seriously because buildings are very large consumers of energy. Developing a sustainable program can increase the desirability of your property and save operating costs at the same time. The two fundamental ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings is either through infrastructure improvements or behavioural change. We believe that a combination of both is the best way maximize operational savings so BuiltSpace is designed to enable both.
Here is an example of a consumption report for our demo building, BuiltSpace Towers:
Most of the industry today is focused primarily on infrastructure improvements, which is understandable because it is typically easier to quantify the potential savings that justifies the investment. But those investments usually cannot be made all at once because capital is limited, and they also reach a point of diminishing returns. Investing some time into influencing behavioural change requires no capital and is a way of improving the performance of the existing assets that there isn’t capital available for upgrades yet.
In addition, implementing infrastructure improvements without considering the necessary associated behavioural change may result in not achieving the ROI, and/or the benefits may not be sustained over the longer term. Just like a driver that now has airbags may not drive as safely as he did in the past, the tenant or building manager with the high-efficiency furnace may be more liberal with the settings, diminishing some of the savings. BuiltSpace provides the tools to identify energy issues, measure progress, and ensure that future energy consumption is managed appropriately.
Some consumption graph examples: