Our Technology

QCo is the first and only smart grid engine that integrates HVAC operations in both individual buildings and portfolios of buildings.

The Foresight eMeisterTM software as a service (SaaS) platform features an automated, scalable, energy-optimization system that exploits the thermal mass of commercial office buildings to make building operations more energy efficient. QCo essentially turns buildings into batteries capable of energy storage on a multi-MW scale.

Proprietary modeling utilizes building structure and mechanical data as well as building operations information to provide site-specific performance predictions. Our Model Predictive Control (MPC) engine then applies optimization techniques to the model to determine the most economical operation for each day, as a function of hourly local weather, carbon emissions at the source, fan and chiller efficiencies and real-time electric market prices.

eMeister captures the performance and electric demand of building HVAC systems, and then evaluates temperature setpoint strategies that shift HVAC electric consumption to take advantage of lower night-time/early morning temperatures and electric prices. By reducing the need for buildings to purchase energy during daytime peak hours at higher peak-rate prices, eMeister HVAC optimization software on average achieves 10% energy savings, 20% energy expense savings and up to 30% peak demand reduction.

eMeister integrates to the BAS via a Niagara interface and communicates with the wide range of proprietary building automation systems found in commercial buildings. QCo technology can be applied to any existing building regardless of age, and requires no capital investment and no space requirement. Installation is simple and can be accomplished in less than two weeks.