Chief Greening Officer Eleni Reed of the General Services AdministrationÂ said smart technologies and big data analytics have roles to play inÂ federal efforts to reduce power consumption and energy spending, Nextgov reported Thursday.
Frank Konkel writes Reed cited the agencyâs Green Proving Ground initiative, which identifies and assesses sustainable technologies for possible deployment, as one of severalÂ programsÂ geared toward energy efficiency in government.
ReedÂ indicatedÂ that property managers and utility providers could also adopt GSAâs smart metering platform, which allows the department to tap into the power consumption data of more thanÂ 400 federal buildings across the country in real time.
âProperty managers can identify spikes and analyze trends, year after year, and take action to correct,â Reed said.
GSA indicated that technologies that have undergone GPG evaluationÂ include power strips to control plug loads, integrated daylighting systems and electrochromatic/thermochromatic windows for buildings, condensing boilers and variable speed maglev chillers for HVACs, photovoltaic systems for on-site energy generation and wireless sensor networks for data centers.
Twenty-six otherÂ toolsÂ are under review, according to the agency’s proving groundÂ website.