Via an exciting new partnership between 75F and ACE IoT Solutions, 75F users can now access and analyze near real-time data from their legacy central plant equipment within 75F® Portfolio Analytics Manager™ (PAM). The newly available turn-key solution leverages the open-source Eclipse VOLTTRON technology to ingest data from equipment including air handlers, boilers and chillers.
In Tempe, Arizona, work has started on an exciting project that will deploy advanced building optimization strategies in a multi-family residential building complex. The Tempe project is noteworthy for several reasons. First, the project is a cooperative effort between the Tempe building’s owner, FCP® (a privately held real estate investment company based in Maryland) & Tides Equities (a privately held real estate investment company based in California); and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Second, and this will come as no surprise to regular readers of our blogs, the project is notable because it will use the open-source VOLTTRON technology to manage the optimization and peak demand limiting applications deployed at the site. Third, the type of applications being deployed at the Tempe site are most often deployed in commercial buildings and not in residential buildings.
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to interview Scott Hackel and Dr. Xiaohui “Joe” Zhou from Slipstream, a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate climate solutions for everyone. During our conversation, I asked Scott and Joe about Slipstream and their vision for tackling vexing challenges including accelerating decarbonization and growing the stock of Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs).
We also explored the motivations behind Slipstream’s decision to partner with ACE IoT Solutions and deploy Eclipse VOLTTRON at their building in Madison, WI. Our conversation closed with a discussion of how Slipstream’s evaluation of technologies including VOLTTRON, Kinetic Buildings Synapse, and Prescriptive Data Nantum OS fits into the organization’s broader vision for advancing its mission.