Evaluation Roadmap in Action

Before our customers became our customers, many of them traveled down a long, winding road of smart building program trial and error. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the Evaluation Roadmap to guide them. They’ve shared cautionary tales of dollars lost and resources wasted trying to craft an effective smart building strategy that works. We’ve amassed a great deal of knowledge from these stories, and helped some of the world’s leading companies get back on track for building optimization success. Then, we created this infographic to help you avoid unnecessary detours on your own smart building journey.

The Evaluation Roadmap in Action infographic is based on true stories and details the paths of two similar companies who embarked on very different building performance optimization journeys – with very different results.

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The Evaluation Roadmap in Action

While every smart building program should be tailored to the organization’s unique business goals, our success with several Fortune 500 companies revealed four critical components each program had in common. When these key phases are well executed, you’ll emerge as the proud leader of a scalable, technically sound program that demonstrates measurable results and a quick path to value. Here they are:

1.     Strategy

How well do you know your buildings? What systems and devices are inside them and what protocols do you have in place? It’s ok to start small with a representative sample of buildings to launch the project. What questions do you want to answer about your portfolio? What are your KPIs and how do you measure success? Now, select the best team by understanding who will use the data and for what purpose. Once you’ve identified their pain points, you’re ready to move forward.

2.     Design

It’s time to make selective decisions about what information you want to gather from your buildings. Use your list of questions as a guide to target systems and devices that could reveal optimization opportunities and ultimately deliver the most value. Then, finalize your program budget with key stakeholders.

3.     Implementation

You’ve chosen your internal and external team and are testing the program. You’re digging deeper than ever before to see what’s REALLY happening in your buildings – and what the root causes of some of those pesky, recurring challenges are. It’s time to take action, identify optimization opportunities and resolve them to save big bucks.

4.     Expansion

You’ve got compelling results and some exciting success stories to present to your business leadership. Use those initial results to demonstrate ROI and be the smart building hero your team needs. Now it’s time to ramp up your gains by integrating the next wave of buildings and replicating success across your entire portfolio!


Ready to see how these two companies performed? Click below to view the full infographic.

Want to dive deeper into what this roadmap looks like for your unique business case? We’ve got a team of experienced Program Managers, Building Engineers, Integration Specialists and Data Scientists to answer your questions.