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Case Study: The Zero Energy
Nanotechnology (Zen) Building

Designed and built by SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, the ZEN building is the largest zero-energy capable, mixed-use facility in the United States.

Project Goals

Design an ultra-high-energy-efficient and cost-effective building with a flexible measurement & verification (M&V) strategy and plan that could be used for ongoing evaluation and optimization of net zero performance on an hourly basis.

The ReWire Solution

The ReWire Team employed a Digital Twin and Data Warehouse to enable the utilization of third-party analysis as a critical element in the implementation of a M&V plan, M&V design, and M&V data collection to allow for ongoing M&V management in the future. Through the measurement and verification process, ReWire was able to not only provide insight on how to improve energy performance, but also provide guidance and direction for SUNY Poly’s high performance advanced manufacturing facility or building projects.