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The U.S. Department of Energy issued the Low-Cost Wireless Metering Challenge encouraging manufacturers to produce a cost-effective, accurate, wireless system capable of measuring various electric loads within a building and wirelessly communicating the data. Although commercial buildings spend over 120 billion dollars annually on electricity, much of that energy is not measured or managed. Data provided by submeters can provide visibility on energy use to building owners and operators, allowing them to strategically implement energy efficiency measures that can save money. Unfortunately, the technology for submetering has been cost-prohibitive, putting savings out of reach in many circumstances. On May 15, 2017, DOE recognized wireless technology company Meazon for their exemplary performance in meeting the specifications. Although Meazon is the only company to meet the specification so far, the performance specification stands as an opportunity for other organizations to enhance the market for low cost submetering. This webinar will give Better Buildings partners an opportunity to learn more about the challenge, its specifications, and the outcome.

Presenters: Anne Wagner (PNNL), Stelios Koutroubinas (Meazon), John Gionas (Meazon)

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Announcing the 2017-2018 Better Buildings Webinar Series

The Better Buildings Webinar Series occurs monthly and provides information on a range of topics, as well as access to experts and peers in the varying fields of energy efficiency. Stay tuned for sessions starting in September 2017. Schedule to be announced here.