Using Data Analytics to Drive Operational Savings Assessing Your Available Data— The First Step in Applying Analytics

  • John D. Petze
Keywords: Drive Operational Savings


The ability to effectively utilize the data from building systems presents the next opportunity to drive efficiency and value for facility owners. Commonly referred to as “analytics,” results have been demonstrated across thousands of buildings consisting of hundreds of millions of square feet. Owners that have adopted analytics have seen strong financial returns, improved occupant satisfaction and reduced operating expenses.

Operational analytics has demonstrated great results, but many owners and operators have still not embarked on the “journey” to take advantage of these tools. That word—journey—may be one of the reasons.


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Author Biography

John D. Petze

John D. Petze, C.E.M., is a partner at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark®, analytics for building, energy and equipment data. John has more than 30 years of experience in building automation, energy management and the Internet of Things, having served in senior positions for manufacturers of hardware and software products including: President & CEO of Tridium, VP Product Development for Andover Controls, and Global Director of Sales for Cisco Systems Smart and Connected Buildings group. At SkyFoundry he helps owners take advantage of advanced operational analytics to create truly intelligent buildings. He can be reached at


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