With today’s focus on energy efficiency and facility optimization, an area of critical importance often overlooked is the electrical and data infrastructure impacts on optimum energy and power management. APT will share lessons learned from over 20 years of experience across a range of sectors throughout the west coast. The session will offer insights for users to improve energy initiatives and business operations and get a greater return on investments by avoiding pitfalls and implementing strategies to maximize the value of energy management systems for multiple stakeholders. APT’s discussion of common mistakes, integration challenges, and critical success factors is relevant to commercial, industrial, educational, government, and other operations, from buildings, data centers and critical facilities, to campus-wide and multi-site real estate portfolios. The audience will learn of use cases and results where optimizing electrical and data infrastructure and system configurations can have a significant impact on improving site reliability, reducing energy costs, and streamlining operations and information delivery for energy and facilities management and other user groups.
Andrew E. Taylor, P.E.
Applied Power Technologies Inc.
Andy Taylor is CEO of APT (www.apt4power.com), a systems integration firm founded in 1994 providing hardware and software integration, electrical engineering, and support services for energy and power management and monitoring. APT specializes in power quality and reliability management for large customers with critical power needs and high energy costs. APT’s vendor-neutral approach minimizes capital investment and maximizes usability, enabling customers to be more efficient, more reliable, more aware of costs, and better positioned to manage risks. Andy has been at APT since 2002 and previously held engineering and management roles at Intel and other firms. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and was previously President of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineering.