Sieben Energy Associates, together with Tishman Speyer, has earned national recognition for its monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) program at The Franklin in downtown Chicago. The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Energy, will honor The Franklin and other award recipients in a virtual recognition ceremony during a webinar on May 15, 2018. The Franklin will receive the "Energy Performance in a Single Site" award for 2018.
The MBCx program at The Franklin has reduced annual electricity use by greater than 5.1 million kilowatt-hours to date, demonstrating the power and value of well-executed Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS). These savings were achieved through the collective effort of The Franklin's management and engineering staff, Sieben Energy Associates' engineers, and various implementation contractors. MBCx at The Franklin is funded in part by the local electric utility ComEd, through an energy efficiency program managed by Nexant.