Viability Research for a Small Business Incubator in Richards Valley


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Does data make a Smart Building? Understanding your energy and water performance through a benchmarked “score” (e.g., a rating that compares against your peers such as the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey or EPA Portfolio Manager) is often touted as the first step to energy management. However, every building operator says that their building is unique. This project would assess the value of presenting building managers with a localized energy score — such as one that compares them specifically to other buildings in Bellevue, Seattle or the eastside — vs. a nationwide comparison that is normalized. In addition, the project would make recommendations how to leverage the new Automated Meter Infrastructure for water consumption to create metrics about water consumption.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

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Teri Thomson Randall
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Michael Ervick

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Nicholas Matz
Community Development

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