The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has thousands of facilities spread out over 258 million acres, many of them remotely located miles away from traditional power sources. Working with Johnson Controls, the BLM sought a solution that would save energy while improving infrastructure, enhancing energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They selected ECHO Labs to provide their ECHO Energy Manager (EEM) platform and service, which runs on the MiOS operating system.
The ECHO Energy Manager (EEM) platform is a data warehouse built on carrier-class hardware and applications that allow customers to gather, analyze, and communicate energy and resource-related information. The EEM’s cloud-based storage and computing solution provides fast, accurate real-time and historical data via a customized, intuitive, browser-based interface. The EEM’s integrated MiOS operating system connects with the MiOS Z-Wave gateway to collect energy usage, temperature and HVAC usage information.
The results speak for themselves – over $1.2M in reduced energy costs in the first year, along with a 30% energy reduction encompassing 30,758 MBTU’s and a reduction of 7 million lbs. of greenhouse gases. The EEM, with its MiOS integration, is at the heart of the project’s measurement and verification (M&V) program necessary to document project performance.