Thursday February 7, 2019 0 comments
DENVER -- The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), announced the conclusion of a joint project with J2 Innovations, a leading software framework provider for building automation and IoT.
The project resulted in the advancement of J2 Innovation’s technology designed to reduce the energy impact on the built environment.
Together, J2 Innovations and IN2 collaborated on prototyping a potential fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) application for the FIN Framework. J2’s FIN (Fluid INtegration) Framework is a software solution to operate, monitor, and control equipment for commercial buildings.
NREL researchers provided guidance and advanced sequences that run on J2’s technology, to enable a greater number of buildings to benefit from advanced applications that create sustainable energy savings.
“Testing new technologies against real buildings is a risky and expensive proposition overall,” said Kyle Benne, the incubator’s project leader.
“By combining the FIN Framework with NREL’s world-class energy modeling tool, Energy Plus, users are able to bring building simulation and operational applications together, allowing applications to interface as if within a real building.
“This combination provides for a novel approach to energy modeling.”
J2 Innovations technology allows original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to speed their time-to-market, system integrators to reduce labor and time required to design and commission building automation systems, and building owners and facility managers to save operating and energy costs.
“We really loved collaborating with the NREL team as part of the IN2 program, and we’re excited about how the two technologies are coming together to bring the science of building performance to real-world applications,” said Scott Muench, J2 Innovations’ VP of marketing.
“Wells Fargo and the IN2 program have been really instrumental in helping us both in raising awareness as well as in developing crucial relationships with developers and other key people at NREL.”
Earlier this year, J2 Innovations was acquired by Siemens Building Technologies.