Improved Measurement of Cost Savings
When Adaptive Automation was initially released, cost savings were reported using a simulation model based on a historical dataset. With this approach, year-over-year cost comparisons could also serve as a way to confirm the estimated savings due to Adaptive Automation implementing and adjusting setpoint controls. But over time, the further you get from the historical dataset, that benchmark becomes less accurate as a way to report savings.
To provide a continuous savings benchmark, we are now using periodic A/B testing to measure and verify cost savings. With this approach, we test and measure how much energy (kWh) your building uses without Verdigris adjusting setpoints, and we test and measure how much energy your building uses with Adaptive Automation in use. Customers can have more confidence in reported savings with this continuous measured approach.
Simplified BMS Integration
To integrate Adaptive Automation with your Building Management System (BMS/BAS), a one-time integration over BACnet or Modbus is required. Until now, facilities teams needed to hire specialized service integrators to program new register settings and map logic to allow Verdigris control of certain setpoints.
With this release, Verdigris can directly integrate with the existing setpoint, without requiring the intermediate steps typically performed by specialized service integrators. In most cases, this will result in significant time and cost savings for both initial the integration as well as ongoing maintenance, enabling a faster payback period and improved ROI. For example, a typical specialized integration service can take over two days and cost over $4,000; now this cost can be eliminated completely.
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