Supplier Session: “Goodbye to YoY baselines – Hello to Predictive Modeling” with Andrew G. Blauvelt, LEED GA; VP, Sales, BuildingOS and Ken Watson, CEM, CEP; Sr. Manager Key Accounts, BuildingOS
Date & Time
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Say goodbye to YoY baselines and hello to predictive modeling

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the unexpected is inevitable. After a year of COVID-19 impacting occupancy and consumption levels, building industry metrics are skewed to the point we can’t plan future usage based on historical year-over-year comparisons. Nor can we ignore the stricter indoor air quality guidelines and climate changes driving unpredictable weather patterns that add more uncertainty to strategy sessions. What’s the solution? Establishing new baselines with predictive modeling.

Predictive modeling uses real-time data to establish performance baselines essential to helping teams project resource demand and manage savings against reduction targets. While corporate sustainability requirements are still a top priority, energy managers need to add adjusting to inconsistent occupancy levels, shifting operating hours, and changing public health guidelines to their must-do lists.

Key takeaways:

  • Reaching beyond the low-hanging fruit of lighting and meter upgrades

  • Engaging internal and external stakeholders on resource optimization

  • Predictive modeling’s role in ensuring occupant health