Intelligent Buildings

DSA developed an integrated data-driven demand management solution that enables buildings to dynamically adjust to demand-side needs and supply-side constraints such as utility curtailment. Our solution is a comprehensive framework that encompasses hardware, software, and advanced analytics to deliver energy efficiency, load shifting, and load shedding capabilities. More specifically, the solution integrates data from multiple building end use systems and distributed energy resources using a centralized Operational Data Warehouse (ODW). DSA leverages the OSIsoft PI System as the ODW. The PI System has an extensive array of purpose-built interfaces that connect databases and collect data from specific assets such as generators, variable speed drives, etc., utilizing standard protocols such as BACnet or Modbus. The grid-interactive solution deploys cloud-based analytics to continuously monitor environmental conditions, the operational performance of each building system, and the readiness of all distributed generation assets.