30 July 13 - Rudin Management to roll out energy saving Di-BOSS building operating system after successful pilot study
The global technology company Selex ES of Finmeccanica announces that Rudin Management, one of the largest privately held property management companies in NYC, will deploy the Di-BOSS™ digital building operating system in 14 additional commercial properties following positive pilot tests in two of Rudin’s largest NYC buildings. The Di-BOSS operating system is a joint development of Selex ES, Rudin Management, and Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
“Rudin’s success has clearly validated Di-BOSS’s unique benefits,” says Bill Nieuwkerk, Chief Executive Officer of Selex ES’ North American subsidiary managing the Smart Building program. “Selex ES, Rudin, and Columbia developed this revolutionary building operating system collaboratively and organically ‘from the engine room out’. Rudin then demonstrated that the system worked as designed in large commercial properties, giving Di-BOSS instant credibility in the market.”
Di-BOSS brings several unique features to the building operating system market. First, it is “system agnostic” and interfaces seamlessly with a building’s systems. Di-BOSS integrates these systems into one, easy-to-use, cockpit style control panel to provide comprehensive, real time data. Second, Di-BOSS tracks energy use by tenant, providing tenants with more control over costs as well as savings opportunities. Online portals give tenants visibility of energy consumption versus other tenants and properties. Third, Di-BOSS features continuous feedback loops that generate data for optimal efficiency decisions. Fourth, Di-BOSS’s unique technology ties energy consumption to occupancy for even more effective planning.
John Gilbert, EVP and COO at Rudin Management, says, “Our Di-BOSS pilot tests generated compelling savings immediately, almost $500K at one building in six months. Di-BOSS provided data that allowed our tenants to save energy and money, too. Controlling costs and conserving energy are key components of successful tenant retention.”
Di-BOSS is “smart” and learns by continuously analyzing readings from multiple systems. Di-BOSS generates predictive models that forecast energy needs and recommend settings, building schedules, and other operational decisions that affect energy consumption. The system flags variances between expected and actual consumption that can then be investigated for correction. The feedback loops programmed in Di-BOSS™ enable the system to predict adverse conditions such as power grid failures and allow building managers to act in advance to put security measures into place to minimize the impact on occupants.