The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are recruiting host sites to test performance of Mesa, a building automation technology for small/medium buildings without Building Automation Systems (BAS).
BAS can help facility managers and building owners streamline operations, save energy, and reduce carbon emissions. However, only 13% of small and medium commercial buildings (<50k sq.ft.) have a BAS (CBECS 2018). High installation and maintenance costs coupled with the complexity of current product offerings have hampered the adoption of these new technologies.
Technology under study
Mesa, part of Google, is designed for older, smaller commercial buildings. Mesa automates building controls with its powerful AI technology and a suite of smart devices to provide real estate owners and tenants cost savings and comfort. Mesa’s online dashboard allows digital control of HVAC and appliances and enables real-time insights of building data from anywhere.
PNNL is evaluating the Mesa technology for the DOE. The project is seeking office, school, and retail buildings to deploy and test the performance of the Mesa system.
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For more information, see the recording of the Better Buildings pilot program webinar.