KGS Buildings, a cloud-based building performance analytics company and a member of the Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Technology Partner Program, announced a strategic technology agreement with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, to bring its automated fault detection and diagnostics to Schneider Electric’s building energy management solutions and services. KGS’ flagship software, Clockworks, delivers energy and cost savings by utilizing extensive automated analytic libraries to produce prioritized energy efficiency and maintenance actions for facility managers, operators and service providers.
Clockworks is based on 30-plus combined years of research and development, leveraging the team’s doctoral research and customer-driven development. KGS conducted a cooperative research and development agreement with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for market deployment of building diagnostics.
With the mapping of specific building sequences and engineering parameters, the diagnostic algorithms are tailored to individual buildings and their unique system configurations through mass customization. Real-time data and historical trending from building management systems and utility metering are presented in online interfaces with detailed automated analysis findings, including specific and prioritized cost and energy savings opportunities and customized reporting. When engineers, maintenance and service technicians act upon these diagnostic recommendations, operational inefficiencies are corrected for dramatic improvement of building performance, delivering persistent savings through ongoing commissioning and services.[…]
“Working with Schneider Electric, we are streamlining the energy savings process. This new generation of technologies automates the delivery of valuable building information to ensure services and repairs are focused on the right issues.”