Data Science Meets Energy Efficiency

Optimum Energy and The Data Guild announced they are collaborating on developing machine learning-based energy efficiency solutions for enterprise facilities. The joint effort focuses on enhancing Optimum’s energy optimization software, enabling greater energy savings for customers.

As Optimum continues to add multi-site HVAC systems to its Real-Time Dynamic Commissioning TM network, it is compiling a growing amount of real-world operating data. With 250 cumulative years of this data currently available, Optimum is partnering with the Data Guild’s acclaimed team of data scientists to test and develop machine learning and predictive maintenance algorithms.

“We’re excited to partner with The Data Guild on developing truly cutting-edge energy efficiency solutions that are grounded in Big Data analysis,” says Matthew Frey, president and CEO of Optimum Energy. “Our mission is to provide our customers with reliable, data-driven energy efficiency. The Data Guild’s track record in data science and control automation makes them an ideal partner in this ongoing effort.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Optimum Energy on the global mission to reduce carbon emissions and develop increasingly sustainable building systems,” says Cameron Turner, co-founder of The Data Guild. “We see real bottom-line impact for Optimum Energy’s current and future customers, and the opportunity to bring machine learning technology to a larger market.”

Optimum’s operating data provides detailed insights on relative system and component performance. Optimum and The Data Guild are exploring techniques for using this data to predict performance of mechanical systems to meet cooling and heating loads more efficiently. The ongoing research and development will feed into software enhancements that Optimum will offer customers in 2014 and beyond.

About Optimum Energy

Optimum Energy is the leading provider of enterprise energy optimization solutions. Since 2005, Optimum Energy has spearheaded innovation in the Industrial Internet, where mechanical systems and cloud software converge. Today Optimum Energy conducts 1.5 billion optimization calculations annually in over 70 million square feet of commercial space. The top tier of environmentally conscious organizations has come to depend on Optimum Energy’s proven track record of fulfilling and exceeding corporate sustainability objectives. As the only provider that delivers True Optimization™, Optimum Energy reduces operational expenses by as much as 50%. Optimum achieves this by reducing energy and maintenance costs, while increasing the productivity of corporate facility support personnel. Optimum’s patented solutions enable Real-Time Dynamic Commissioning™, which fights performance drift and enables automated, continuous commissioning through dynamic adaptation of the entire cooling system. For more information, please visit

About The Data Guild

The Data Guild is a premier data science consultancy providing data-driven solutions for its clients’ highest strategic objectives. Its mission is to find solutions to the world’s most challenging problems by combining data with global talent from diverse fields and backgrounds. The Data Guild is privately held and based in Palo Alto, Calif. Visit: