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A mashup of uncharted thoughts about how to get to there from here.

Offer as a subset of your energy audit a paid for extra option and an extra service to properly document the building energy using systems forever in an open standard.

For a start just your energy stuff, but later everything in the building. This is a new revenue stream creating an achievable path to documenting building assets.

For a start the extra would include a picture of each piece of energy using equipment’s name plate and physical presents.  A video/audio dialog of each identity all provided back to the owner in a cloud based data base/ framework.

If this is done correctly by the correct level of a team of folks who know the equipment the information should be so clear that off shore data entry folks or stay at home moms should be able to read the pictures of motor plates and listen to commentary and put data in to a data base or framework while adding tagging of the data with a data model  like Haystack
http://www.automatedbuildings.com/news/jun13/reviews/1305083001haystack.html

Although creating data models for equipment types at the  start will be painful you will soon see the power as the data model will help build the data base and force everything to conform to a data model or your will need to create a new data model

http://www.eaglecmms.com/DefaultFilePile/Public/Downloads/Product_Overview_Brochure.pdf
Eagle is committed to Haystack support of their data  so this starts the integration of real time data  and static collected data….neat

or use something like Aconex’s smart manuals format http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojd1qcfaIRA

We have a lot of work to do until we can just put on our Google Glasses to see the energy using assets/liabilities….smile
But that is our goal. Kerri writes;

KLS:  Through my role at Aconex, I have done site tours of some of the newest and best-run facilities in the world. I have hundreds of photos of the rooms/areas/tunnels where operation and maintenance (O&M) information is currently stored – it is a lesson in chaos!
http://www.automatedbuildings.com/news/jun13/interviews/130529115303sinclair.html

Sound familiar?
Turning Chaos into online self-discovery is our opportunity, attach data tags to each identity so information can be reused for almost anything

Do not ever assume you know what data will be used for next.
Someone may write a app to identify demand response potential of building by reading data tags of the energy using equipment.

In the future this data “your data” could become an information standard for all buildings and you can make it happen if you have the vision now.

Also using telepresence technologies need not be in real time…. drop back to a quiet connected spot in near field location, talk to your device and describe what you just saw you can even include operators discussion of device. This will tell you if you missed anything and you may need to go back to the lousy signal and noise area…to jog your memory.  …..  Smile

Control Solutions, Inc Also in a perfect world this comment I still hold out hope that we can get to the point of filling out inventories on site, then just upload that into our spreadsheet.

need to be this; I wish to link my spreadsheet to the online self-discovery ability of my standardized energy using assets/liabilities data models that I just created for the building.

We need to separate and collect the data and store it and interact independently with our analytics.

Data is a resource to be invested in and should be provided as a deliverable on all projects.

Best keep data separate from opinion.

The  usefulness of data will be defined by open standards, the data models it represents and its ability to be self-discovered by analytics …..apps not yet created.

Turn over data and analytics as two interactive processes not just a report.
 

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