Bringing in over $32 billion in revenue in 2011, Allstate is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer and one of the country's leading insurers in urban areas. Allstate encompases more than 70,000 professionals made up of employees, agency owners, and staff. Allstate helps nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and prepare for tomorrow.
In order to monitor energy data from a range of buildings over their extensive Northbrook, IL headquarters, Allstate needed a solution that could aggregate all of their energy usage information into a single central database. They required the ability to monitor and verify that data, for a means of identifying anomalies, reducing overall energy usage across their buildings, and driving down costs. This would only be possible through transparency of the data captured from Tridium Niagara building control systems and advanced energy analysis software.
Perhaps the main condition Allstate needed to meet was their extremely rigorous security requirements. The system needed to be housed in their data center in a virtual ‘POD’ environment and could not interfere with their main network. Allstate’s security measures mandated the system to be self-hosted and accessible over the Internet, as well as avoiding any installed components on client machines.
In order to obtain the maximum benefits of an energy management system, Allstate required the system to update in near real-time and to have instant alarm notifications for missing, or inaccurate data.
Allstate chose to install eSight to monitor data from 550 points across their Headquarters. eSight was a perfect fit because of the scalability, selection of advanced modules, and its compatibility with their existing infrastructure.
eSight’s seamless integration with Tridium products – running theNiagaraframework – allows Allstate to capture near real-time energy data for analyses. With eSight’s user-friendly interface, variety of user levels, and intuitive dashboards, energy data is accessible throughout the organization. System administrators have the ability to ration which areas of eSight can be viewed based on relevancy to the individual user.
eSight provides Allstate with the ability to analyze energy usage data across their buildings, including the capability to drill-down to more granular information at the click of a button. Using the eSight Alarms module, Allstate is able to receive alerts via email and distribute associated reports automatically.
eSight equips users with the opportunity to create intuitive energy dashboards, but also an extensive collection of techniques to target areas for savings, making eSight an easy choice for Allstate.