Just a few months after Sieben Energy Associates received its first award from the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, the firm has been recognized with another: the "Monitoring Based Commissioning Service Provider" award for 2018. Sieben Energy Associates will formally accept the award during a session at the Building Commissioning Association's annual conference on October 16, 2018.On September 21, Sieben Energy Associates learned that it would be given the monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) service provider award at the upcoming BCxA Conference in Nashville. This prestigious national award recognizes the portfolio of projects that Sieben Energy Associates has completed using its MBCx platform, the impressive energy savings generated as a result, and the firm's ongoing support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Smart Energy Analytics Campaign.
Thought Leadership from Sieben Energy Associates
Craig Sieben, President of Sieben Energy Associates, was recently named a finalist for the 2017-18 Affiliate Member of the Year Award from BOMA/Chicago. The winner of this and other Gold Circle Awards will be announced on January 25, 2018 at BOMA/Chicago's annual TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala.
The Affiliate Member of the Year Award, according to BOMA/Chicago, is "Dedicated to honoring exceptional and significant service to BOMA/Chicago by an individual employed by an Affiliate member company and superior customer service and professional expertise provided to the building members of BOMA/Chicago." Sieben Energy Associates has been an Affiliate member company for many years.
ENERGY STAR scores for most if not all office buildings will decrease as early as August 2018 due to recalibration. Current scores for office buildings will drop by an average of 8 points. The U.S. EPA broke this news at the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Partner Meeting that was convened in Chicago in October 2017.So if your building's ENERGY STAR score is currently a 78, it could drop to 70 or below, preventing you from maintaining ENERGY STAR certification, which requires a minimum score of 75.
Together with 150 other members of the global SkySpark community, Syed Suhail and I spent two interesting and stimulating days at SkyPosium 2017. SkySpark is an increasingly popular analytics platform developed by the company SkyFoundry, whose vision is "SkySpark Everywhere." The SkySpark community includes value-added resellers and distributors, engineering consultants, software-as-a-service (SaaS) program developers, and some end users.
SkyPosium was convened at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott in Dulles, Virginia. From 12 noon on Tuesday, November 14 through 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 15, we learned about the expanding suite of tools and capabilities available to SkySpark users. Sieben Energy Associates, an early adopter of using large dataset analytics to optimize HVAC system performance, has been a SkySpark software user since 2010.