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Army, Navy using big data to increase energy savings

12th Dec `13, 04:33 AM in Sectors

The Army and Navy are using big data analytics to identify energy savings opportunities in more than 650…

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The Army and Navy are using big data analytics to identify energy savings opportunities in more than 650 worldwide facilities, with a target of making half of all Navy buildings net-zero energy by 2020, producing as much energy as they consume.

The services contracted with Washington, D.C.-based Sain Engineering to conduct energy audits at specified buildings through 2014 using analytics technology expected to reduce audit time by 80 percent.

The Automated Energy Audit, developed by Boston-based Retroficiency, allows guided data collection specific to the type of building in the creation of a model for each facility that depicts how a building uses energy.

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