Mason Energy + Management (MEAM) and its partners have developed a next generation building energy efficiency methodology that reduces costs below $300 per building using satellite/aerial images, available billing data, occupant/employee engagement, rapid building modeling and analysis, and process innovation in conjunction with low/no cost energy efficiency measures.
The approach is implemented remotely, without fielding an audit team. It has been validated in a demonstration using a manual minimally viable approach with a national fast casual restaurant chain. The demonstration identified more than a dozen low/no cost energy efficiency measures (EEM) with less than one-year payback that could be implemented in phases in order to fund EEM out of annual operating budgets with positive net cash flow. This approach is particularly timely given the current pandemic and resulting acceleration of remote performance of knowledge-based services.