Real Buildings. Real Returns.
Bractlet thoroughly analyzes each building based on its unique design and utilization, and makes real cost-saving recommendations that range from optimizations of existing equipment and systems to more capital-intensive equipment upgrades. Our customers choose the projects that align best with their investment strategy and budget, and with analytics and software tools we help them improve tenant comfort and safety and reduce energy consumption and related operating expenses.
Here are some spotlight-worthy examples of how we delivered incredible financial, operational and ESG-related performance improvements. (Short on time? Download our 1-page summary of how we helped 10 buildings realize amazing returns with Bractlet.)
In our thriving hometown, Bractlet engaged with the owner and property team of a prominent, downtown office property. The building engineer had an idea for reprogramming the building’s self-contained HVAC units to better automate its temperature setpoints. Bractlet assisted in developing a tailored sequence of operation for the building’s controls (BAS) and built predictive models to forecast ROI and create an easy-to-understand business case for ownership. Utilizing our digital twin simulation technology, Bractlet recommended additional optimizations that reduced equipment run time and resulted in nearly a 30% aggregate reduction in energy costs.
One of our largest customer’s office properties in Nashville had a small engineering team who wanted to overhaul the previous manually-controlled building operations. Bractlet developed 11 building control optimizations that were immediately implemented, which improved the building’s energy efficiency by over 15%. Now the engineering team has more time to focus on preventive maintenance and addressing special tenant requests.
A building engineer in a Dallas suburban commercial property was struggling to maintain tenant comfort through summer months due to an older building design and a plethora of full wall windows. The engineer tried several solutions and eventually had settled on running the building nearly 24/7 to keep temperatures within setpoint. Bractlet created a digital energy twin of the building that simulated the building’s thermodynamics and developed a series of BAS control strategies that reduced energy consumption by over 10% — a win-win situation for the property team and, most importantly, their tenants.
Los Angeles, California
A large, marque office property in downtown Los Angeles was contemplating installing a heat exchanger and replacing one of the building’s three legacy chillers to address inefficiencies in cooling the building during seasonal peak load periods. Bractlet utilized its SimulationTM technology to evaluate various high efficiency chiller options that when combined with a series enhanced BAS sequence of operations would allow the new chiller to work in concert with the other legacy chillers to achieve temperature setpoints without the need for a heat exchanger. This resulted in the building being able to provide better tenant comfort, reduce operating costs, and avoid $250,000 in unnecessary capital costs.
The property team of an Oakland office building was looking to replace a boiler at the end of its economic life with a newer, more efficient solution. Utilizing our Simulation technology, Bractlet forecasted the performance and savings impact of four different boiler solutions, along with estimated project costs prior to commencing the bidding process. By being able to narrow down the alternatives earlier and generally simplifying the process, the property team saved time and was able to submit their decision to the building’s owner with greater confidence.
To see more examples of how Bractlet has yielded incredible savings by both simplifying and enhancing the decision-making process for reducing a building’s carbon footprint and related operating expenses in the most capital efficient manner, check out our 10-building case study.
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