Unleash the Power of Cloud-Based Energy Monitoring in Your Facility
With Global Health, Sustainability and Resource Conservation at the top of most Individual and Corporate Priority Lists, get a jump on the Future. Learn about Cloud-Based Information Systems, Real-Time Data, Remote Monitoring, Fault Detection, and how to use them to reduce your Carbon Footprint, Energy and Water Consumption and Costs. More
Bill Holmes is a mechanical engineer who has spent his entire career working with Energy Systems, first in planes and since 1974, in buildings. Based on his instrumentation experience in the Air Force, he may have been the first Energy Professional to see the opportunity to apply the same methods used to fly airplanes successfully, to operate buildings efficiently. Bill has been called the “Father of Energy Monitoring” and said to be 30 years ahead of others in the profession.
As an Entrepreneur and Innovator, Bill recognized early in his career, the ineffectiveness of traditional Energy Conservation practices including Energy Audits and purchasing expensive equipment based on temporary instrumentation and “estimated” data. In response, he founded Holmes AutoPilot in 1979 and quickly discovered that like a pilot in a plane, the operators of Energy Systems in buildings were the key to Energy Efficiency.
Facility operators however, unlike pilots, had no cockpit gauges, none of the data they needed to succeed. So Bill decided to give it to them. He designed, built and installed his first Energy Monitoring System in his first project, a Mental Health Hospital, and used the resulting data to reduce the energy costs by 59% through changes in operation and control alone.
Since that time, he has been installing Permanent Energy Monitoring Systems as the first step in every project and training operators how to use them to operate their buildings most efficiently. Projects have included facilities ranging from libraries, office buildings, schools and hospitals to industrial plants owned by G.E., Honda, RCA and many others. By applying Bill's methods, energy costs were reduced by 10%, 20% and in some cases, more than 50%, through no-cost, low-cost changes in operation, control and maintenance alone. Paybacks on the investment in the Monitoring Systems have been weeks or months in nearly every project.
The first “How-To” book on Energy Monitoring, this book is written for the managers and the men and women who operate and maintain Energy Systems in complex facilities, Energy Professionals looking for a better way and those training for such careers.
You will learn how to employ the techniques that Bill developed, take advantage of Cloud-Based Information Technology, and through changes in the operation and control of Energy Systems, produce, document and maintain actual savings far exceeding those resulting from other methods. Using examples from actual projects, it will teach you step-by-step, how to select the points to monitor and the sensors, design and install the Energy Monitoring system, set up the software and reporting, and use it!
With a passion for education, Bill has been writing articles, publishing papers, lecturing around the country and presenting Webinars on Energy Monitoring for most of his career. He has been a regular contributor to Sustainable Plant Journal and the Bill Holmes-on-Energy Blog for Plant Services for the past several years.
Bill has been a practicing Engineer, Mechanical Systems Designer, Purdue Professor and Energy Manager Responsible for Energy Conservation, System Operation, Control and Maintenance 24/7 in multiple facilities. He also taught for several years in the Continuing Education in Energy Management Program at the University of Wisconsin.
As a result of his strong academic background, experience as an Engineering educator and many years of working in the field with Energy Systems, Bill is uniquely qualified to write this book.