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KGS Buildings

June 05, 2013 09:00 ET

KGS Buildings Teams With Schneider Electric to Deliver Automated Diagnostics Energy Management Solution

KGS' Clockworks™ Cloud-Based Software Drives Building Energy Efficiency Through Big-Data Technology and Automated Analytics

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) - KGS Buildings, a cloud-based building performance analytics company and a member of the Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Technology Partner Program, today announced a strategic technology agreement with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, to bring its automated fault detection and diagnostics to Schneider Electric's building energy management solutions and services. KGS' flagship software, Clockworks, delivers energy and cost savings by utilizing extensive automated analytic libraries to produce prioritized energy efficiency and maintenance actions for facility managers, operators and service providers.

Clockworks is based on 30+ combined years of research and development, leveraging the team's doctoral research and customer-driven development. KGS conducted a cooperative research and development agreement with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for market deployment of building diagnostics.

With the mapping of specific building sequences and engineering parameters, the diagnostic algorithms are tailored to individual buildings and their unique system configurations through mass customization. Real-time data and historical trending from building management systems and utility metering are presented in online interfaces with detailed automated analysis findings, including specific and prioritized cost and energy savings opportunities and customized reporting. When engineers, maintenance and service technicians act upon these diagnostic recommendations, operational inefficiencies are corrected for dramatic improvement of building performance, delivering persistent savings through ongoing commissioning and services.

"KGS Buildings makes it possible to convert data into an abundance of actionable information about building performance," said Jay Nardone, vice president of Field Services, Buildings Division of Schneider Electric. "With this building technology software as another element of our energy management solutions and services, we give customers the confidence to make fact-based decisions for improving energy use, operational efficiency, comfort, and financial performance throughout their building's life cycle."

"Many people are passionate about saving energy in buildings, but they often lack the critical information needed to convert their intentions into action," said Nick Gayeski, PhD, a partner and co-founder of KGS Buildings, LLC. "Working with Schneider Electric, we are streamlining the energy savings process. This new generation of technologies automates the delivery of valuable building information to ensure services and repairs are focused on the right issues."

KGS Buildings will showcase their hosted software at IBcon 2013, held in Orlando, Fla.,
 June 12-13, 2013. In addition, KGS co-founder Stephen Samouhos, PhD, will participate in an IBcon panel discussion titled "Analytics & Visualization - Turning Data Into Action and Results" and co-founder Nick Gayeski will participate in the panel titled "Realignment - Driving Process Change Throughout the Organization."

About KGS Buildings
KGS Buildings, LLC is a technology company offering automated diagnostics and building performance management software and services to building operators, managers and service providers. KGS has formed a strategic technology agreement with Schneider Electric to bring advanced automated diagnostics to their customers. KGS is also active in leading research to commercialize building diagnostics with universities, national laboratories, and trade associations. KGS, a company bootstrapped through customer-driven development, was co-founded by three PhDs from MIT's Building Technology program and is led by a team of four partners. KGS has delivered real results for reliable energy savings, pro-active maintenance programs, and more efficient operations to customers throughout the building industry.

For more information on KGS Buildings or its Clockworks software and services, please visit www.kgsbuildings.com.

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