Ibis Networks for Commercial Real Estate

Most office buildings are empty over 60% of the time, including nights and weekends, but much of the equipment inside continues to run 24/7. Office buildings that take an active management approach to plug load can save up to 40% on managed devices, which translates into 8-10% off the overall electricity bill.

In fact, “plug load” equipment comprises 25-40% of a building’s overall electricity usage, but building managers have no tools to manage or even understand this huge demand.

In addition, without active monitoring and data on the equipment energy usage, it is impossible to know if the devices are performing at their best or even energy efficient in the first place.

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How Ibis Saves Energy and Money in Office Buildings

Equipment like water coolers, space heaters, printers, copiers, vending machines, and refrigerators all use energy when no one is around. Even in power-saving mode, the total energy wasted by all this equipment adds up:

  • Schedules

    Easily create dynamic schedules to power down equipment when the office is empty. The Ibis system can be used to set schedules by department, location, type, or even for each individual device.

  • Device Health

    Energy usage can be a predictor of device health. Erratic or excessive energy use often precedes device failure. Using Ibis real-time data, you can see which equipment needs maintenance or replacement before it fails.

  • Integrated Sensors

    Use other sensory data like occupancy to create more dynamic device power down policies.  Rich APIs support integration with other Energy Management Systems and sensor data sources.

Average Office Building Usage

Offices are diverse environments, but there are many common devices where Ibis can help:

  • Computers
  • Copiers and printers
  • Space heaters
  • Water coolers/heaters/fountains
  • Projectors
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Displays and lobby equipment

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