Annual totals feature, showing combined energy use of all buildings and facilities over an eight-year period.
Live data view of one building for a week. Red line is the outside temperature reading.
Display of one year of energy use in monthly increments for one facility. The yellow sections of the bars indicate solar energy production.
CLEER developed the Building Energy Navigator in 2010 to provide an affordable portal to building energy use data for the local government partners in Garfield Clean Energy. It’s a website that imports energy data and displays it in day, week, month, year and multi-year time frames, with a robust selection of on-screen buttons that can be manipulated to provide greater detail.
Today, 100 buildings across Garfield County and more than 50 buildings elsewhere in western Colorado are tracking monthly energy usage and spending. Almost half these buildings are also tracking “live” energy data, using special data-loggers on electric and gas meters and on solar arrays to record energy use and generation in 15-minute intervals.
For many facility managers using live data, checking their Building Energy Navigator pages is the first task of the day. The pages show the previous day’s energy usage in electric kilowatts, natural gas therms and combined BTUs, along with outside temps. A quick toggle of buttons compares that day with the day before, or with the comparable day of the week a year earlier.
The Navigator provides quick results when facility managers are running through experimental settings. An alert function is available that will generate an email if energy usage jumps outside preset parameters.
Clients may include their Building Energy Navigator pages on a public-access website, or keep the display pages password-protected. For governmental agencies, the Navigator website is an accessible accountability tool that displays energy use, energy spending and renewable energy generation, and demonstrates progress toward lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
CLEER’s recommended approach is to combine use of the Building Energy Navigator with Active Energy Management consulting services. Every building and facility is different. CLEER’s team of experts can help facility managers use the power of data and on-site technical assistance to maximize energy savings and deliver verifiable results.
Watch a 19-minute demo of Building Energy Navigator functions and flexibility.
A complete description of CLEER’s Building Energy Navigator, including installation and pricing options, is available on request. CLEER also offers a free 30-minute tour of the Navigator, via web and telephone. Please contact CLEER at (970) 704-9200 or email@example.com
Building Energy Navigator websites
A complete description of CLEER’s Building Energy Navigator, including installation and pricing options, is available on request.
CLEER also offers a free 30-minute tour of the Navigator, via web and telephone. To set up an appointment, contact CLEER at (970) 704-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how access to 15-minute data empowers leaders and drives big results
CLEER's Building Energy Navigator and Active Energy Management consulting unlocks low-cost energy savings. CLEER's 9-step plan puts large buildings on track for cost savings, efficient operations and improved comfort.
1. Create an energy leadership team
2. Set an energy policy
3. Empower staff to find energy waste
4. Use data and the knowledge of occupants to start with no-cost adjustments and low-cost upgrades
5. Dig deeper in the data to identify building performance problems and plan solutions.
6. Carry out efficiency upgrades. Prioritize projects with high return on investment and eligibility for utility incentives.
7. Use the Navigator for next-day verification of improvements and comparisons to previous time periods.
8. Celebrate the results: report to decision-makers, publish a case study, tap savings for other uses.
9. Repeat. Review Navigator data routinely and continue looking for savings opportunities.
Display of one year of energy use in monthly increments for one facility, with the previous year's usage shown for comparison.
Government case studies
using Energy Navigator