Hendrik Van Hemert
Hendrik has spent his career focused on removing waste in the built environment. He has led teams of engineers, consultants, and data scientists working to create healthier, more efficient buildings. At Edo, Hendrik is helping utilities embrace the opportunity presented by grid-interactive efficient buildings. Hendrik spends his free time chasing his two young daughters around the garden.
All Sessions by Hendrik Van Hemert
Deriving Value from a Smarter Grid-interactive Building
The traditional relationship between the energy utility and the building owner/operator is changing. “Smart” technology ranging from more elaborate and capable sensor networks, the analytical tools to do something with these data streams, more robust fault detection systems, all the way to artificial intelligence controls technology open a new era in operational efficiency opportunity. In parallel, two-way dynamic communication capabilities with the serving utility leverage these same set of innovations that benefit a rapidly changing set of conditions for managing a utility system. The utility case for this grid-interactive building condition is increasingly clear. But what is the value proposition for those who own and operate buildings to re-structure their utility relationship? This session will explore the business case for smart grid-interactive buildings from the owner/operator perspective. Expert voices will expand this value discussion far beyond the typical energy cost framework and highlight areas ranging from electric vehicle charging to building resiliency to building use flexibility in a post-pandemic world.