buildee Adds COVID-19 Mitigation Measures to Expanding Library

August 05, 2020

The buildee team has added multiple COVID-19 mitigation measures to the ever-expanding buildee Library. These measures will help building operators as they effort to re-open buildings safely.

Like all measures in the buildee Library, the COVID-19 mitigation measures are sourced from trusted, industry-standard sources such as ASHRAE and the NYU School of Medicine. Examples of the COVID-19 mitigation measures added to the buildee Library include:

  • Increase Outdoor Air Ventilation
  • Upgrade Filtration to a MERV-13 Filter
  • Install Bi-Polar Ionization
  • Add duct- or air-handling-unit-mounted, upper room, and/or portable UVGI devices in connection to in-room fans in high-density spaces such as waiting rooms, prisons, and shelters.
  • Bypass energy recovery ventilation systems that leak potentially contaminated exhaust air back into the outdoor air supply

COVID-19 Measure Added to buildee Library

These measures join the public buildee Library of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs), a curated database of utility incentives from around the country, as well as a growing database of equipment commonly found in buildings. 

The buildee Library of ECMs contains a list of commercial and industrial energy efficiency, renewable, and electrification measures with corresponding energy-saving calculations. This ECM library includes measures sourced from State Technical Reference Manuals (TRMs).

Customers are also able to add their own custom measures to the buildee Library. These measures and corresponding calculations are populated into a customer's personal library and firewalled off from other customers. This allows customers to use proprietary calculations from workbooks they have already developed. 

buildee library of ECMs, Incentives, and Equipment

In addition to buildee's ECM library, there is also a curated database of utility incentives from around the country in the buildee Library. Rather than spending hours researching applicable incentives, utilize the buildee database of incentives and have hundreds of incentives instantly available. 

Lastly, the buildee Library has a growing database of over 150,000 pieces of equipment that are commonly found in buildings. Using buildee's smart search, a customer can quickly find equipment ranging from lighting, refrigeration, and kitchen all the way to more complicated equipment like boilers and chillers. The nameplate data and specifications are auto-populated, saving customers valuable time in the field. 

Data collected through buildee benchmarks, field or virtual audits, surveys, and the portfolio analysis module use the buildee Library to run analysis, generate reports and connect energy programs with the consumer. 

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