Liberty Property Trust is a $6.5billion real estate investment trust (as of Dec 31 2009) which owns 78 million square feet of office and industrial space in over 20 markets throughout the US and the UK. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Liberty develops, acquires, leases and manages properties with the mission to enhance people‟s lives through extraordinary work environments.
With such a vast portfolio of buildings Liberty required a solution to enable them to bring together all of their energy data. They required both a solution for collection and measurement of the energy related data across site, but also a way to bring this data together into a central database. Finally, they needed the ability to measure and monitor that data with a view to identifying areas of potential saving, reducing overall energy usage across their buildings, and driving down cost. This would only be possible through transparency of the data.
Liberty also required integration of the solution with their SharePoint portal already in place throughout the organization. This would enable data to be accessed and displayed through a common interface.
In addition, there were a number of peripheral data streams that were required for integration to the solution. These included degree days, occupancy, cost data and multiple utility types including electricity and natural gas data.
Liberty required all of this information to be seamlessly collected and accessible through a single centralized solution that could be accessed and used from any of their property locations.
Liberty selected eSight for their EMS (Energy Management Suite) and TENG & Associates for their hardware and data collection partner. eSight Energy and TENG are business partners which ensured that Liberty was able to select a complete, end-to-end solution that integrated seamlessly. eSight was installed onto a server at Liberty‟s HQ in Philadelphia.