Property Owners and Managers face many choices when it comes to intelligent and cost-effective energy savings. We welcome the opportunity to service clients around the world, but our primary focus is on the U.S. market.
Why we do what we do:
1: America uses over 25% of the world’s energy with less than 5% of the population.
2: Buildings account for over 40% of U.S. energy.
3: Lighting, air conditioning, and ventilation typically account for over 50% of commercial building energy use.
The Energy Intelligence Center focuses on energy efficiency consulting and sustainability solutions. We start with the “low hanging fruit” by upgrading commercial property lighting and air conditioning as well as ventilation and refrigeration systems. We can save 50% or more on lighting with LEDs and save over 15% on HVAC, without changing any of the cooling equipment or impacting thermostat settings. For our energy intelligence, we integrate with existing Building Management Systems (BMS) and Building Automation Systems (BAS) as well as provide optimization for facilities that do not have BMS/BAS.
Learn more about our Leadership in Energy Intelligence and see the bios.
Article excerpt: Energy Intelligence Center’s OptikW platform focuses on optimizing properties’ existing HVAC system to improve energy efficiency, often extending the system’s life. Charlie Szoradi, CEO at the Energy Intelligence Center, compared OptikW to an orchestra conductor. Because various elements of a hotel’s HVAC system, from the chiller to the cooling tower on the roof, may not come from the same manufacturer, they do not necessarily communicate with each other, which is where OptikW comes in, Szoradi explained.
“We’re not replacing equipment or existing tools, we’re enhancing those tools,” Szoradi said.
What we do and where we work:
In addition to our OptikW Algorithmic Software and Consulting, we offer Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Training. We are dedicated to advancing Artificial Intelligence through ongoing Research and Development to continuously improve our offerings. Plus, our Artificial Intelligence Research and Development serves to continuously improve our offerings.
U.S. Focus: We service commercial properties across the U.S. Our initial focus includes the Northeast Corridor with the population density, the South/East and West, with the high cooling loads, and the West Coast with a focus on sustainability. For other areas, we provide Preliminary Assessments to determine the most appropriate path to save energy.
International Focus: We service commercial & industrial properties around the world, and members of our founding team have provided implementation in the Middle East as well as multiple five star hotels for the Starwood Group in India. Given the high cooling demand for hotels in the Caribbean islands, we also focus on our southern neighbors to help reduce their operating cost. Hotel and hospital facility operating officers and managers in the Caribbean face the double challenge of high cooling demand and higher than U.S. average costs/kWh. Reducing the cooling load by 20% to 40% has a significant impact on operations and net profit.
The Energy Intelligence Center includes a consortium of Chanel Partners in the U.S. from the east to the west coast and from the south up though the north. Strategic relations as far as Australia and the Middle East provide an opportunity to extend the optimization and advance toward a more sustainable future.
The Executive Team includes seasoned energy professionals. Charles A. Szoradi (Charlie), Sridharan Raghavachari (Sri), and D.S. Ravishankar (Ravi) share the vision to provide cost-effective energy optimization. They each bring multiple decades of experience within their areas of focus.
Sri Chari + Charlie Szoradi + D.S. Ravishankar
•Business Operations, Channel Sales, and Marketing – Charlie (CEO)
•Optimization Development Strategy – Sri (President and CTO)
•Implementation and Programming Execution – Ravi (CIO)
Sri is the inventor of one of the seminal cooling optimization systems, which was filed for patent protection in 2010 and initially assigned to OEM. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted the patent in 2014 for the “CENTRAL COOLING AND CIRCULATION ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM.” The patent has served as the springboard for the program development and the panel building services provided by Ravi and the programming team under his direction. The installed projects to date save over 25 million annual kWh. Charlie is a LEED AP Architect and sustainability professional, who has multiple patents granted by the USPTO and is the author of Learn from Looking, which includes over two decades of his travel drawings and insight on energy-efficiency and sustainability from his travels and work around the world.
Some of our clients seek comprehensive sustainability services and we are pleased to provide assistance to meet their goals. Learn more about our Outsource Sustainability Director services.
As the Energy Intelligence Center grows, there are leadership opportunities for strategic participation and employment in areas of the U.S. as well as overseas.
For students interested in careers in Next Generation Sustainability, see our HVAC Internship Program