Combining artificial intelligence with people-powered solutions to promote energy efficiency.
An energy management hub for customer sites
Rising energy costs, dwindling resources and the need to offset environmental impacts have made the drive to optimise overall energy performance one of the most important economic, environmental and social issues of our time. In order to face the challenges and meet the needs of customers, in 2013 in Dalkia in France, an energy efficiency management center – Dalkia Energy Savings Center (DESC) was created. DESC integrates building management systems (BMS) to monitor, analyse and control energy consumption in all facilities connected to DESC regardless of their location. There are currently eight DESC branches: seven in France and one in Poland (NOC/VEMS) that manage energy consumption in over 33 thousand objects.
State-of-the-art technology and specialist support
The DESC can compare the energy performance of buildings, target shortcomings and identify scope for improvement in each building. Smart building systems are used in conjunction with data analysis and action plans to ensure long-term energy savings.
The DESC brings our top energy savings specialists under one roof. Staff provide real-time analysis of building information using a Dalkia-designed data processing system to improve energy management in each building. The DESC is the first facility of its kind in France to deliver energy savings on an industrial scale. These energy savings represent Negawatt-hours®, a term used to refer to kilowatt-hours not used.
DESC is compatible with the innovative Inviso application, that provides tracking of electricity, gas, water and heat consumption in buildings. Thanks to the reporting module and comparative analysis of objects, Inviso facilitates energy efficiency investments planning.
Ambitious energy performance targets
The DESC has allowed us to increase that figure to 40% for non-equipped buildings.
In Poland, VEMS is used to energy efficiency management in 490 screening rooms. It reduced energy consumption by 45.7 GWh and avoided 35 289 tonnes of CO₂ emissions.
Our experts use bespoke systems to provide a detailed scan of facilities, determine the building’s energy footprint and target ways of reducing consumption.