GreenPath MBCx

GreenPath MBCx (Monitoring-based Commissioning) is an energy information management service that has proven to save up to 20% energy in commercial office buildings.

Using GreenPath MBCx, an energy information management service designed to attack energy waste in commercial buildings, energy savings of up to 10 to 20% are documented with no capital investment. Jointly offered through GreenPath and its technology partner, Northwrite, the program includes elements such as short-term and long-term monitoring (Onset Computer - HOBO U30), an energy dashboard to view your energy information, a virtual energy analyst to lead the analysis and provide clear direction to subcontractors or onsite facilities staff, and a dedicated program manager for reporting and to keep everything on track

  • Data Collection - The building's performance is characterized using techniques such as the analysis of monthly utility bill history, an online audit of the equipment and operations, monitoring of the 15-minute interval data from energy meters, and real-time monitoring of key environmental parameters. This data provides insight into the gap between the operational requirements of the building and how it was actually being used. This gap represents opportunity.
  • Automated Analysis - A suite of web-based software tools automates the analysis of the data collected. ENERGY STAR benchmarking provides a macro comparison of building performance across the portfolio. The Energy Expert application establishes a detailed, calibrated baseline of performance for the building and tracks ongoing performance. The Building Snapshot details the gap between the desired and actual building performance. Online task tracking documents recommendations and ensures that the proper actions are completed. Finally, to minimize the impact on the building staff's time, a team of skilled energy analysts leverages web-based technology to remotely access information and communicate with onsite operations personnel or subcontractors.
  • Recommendations and Actions - Armed with real-time data from the building and software to automate the analysis and reporting, our energy analysts are able to identify specific actions to reduce energy waste in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional energy audits. With a focus on no- and low-cost measures, we determine what needs to be done to address the savings opportunities. The analyst inputs the recommended savings measures into the online task management system to track progress and drive implementation.
  • Continuous Improvement - Following the initial data collection and analysis, we continue to track implementation efforts, collect utility bills and monitor the real-time energy consumption of the building. This provides the energy analyst with further insight into expected versus actual building performance. We continue to interact with building operations personnel using the software tools to document ongoing savings delivered, ensure persistence of those savings and provide a systematic method to achieve continuous improvement.