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Selex ES, Rudin Management, and Columbia University Team up for Energy Saving Di-BOSS™ System

  Selex ES, Rudin Management, and Columbia University Team up for Energy
  Saving Di-BOSS™ System

IBCon 2013

Business Wire

BREWSTER, N.Y. -- June 11, 2013

The global technology company Selex ES of Finmeccanica is launching Di-BOSS™,
a new generation of intelligent building operating systems, at IBCon 2013
Booth #6769 in Orlando, June 12. Di-BOSS is a joint development of Selex ES,
Rudin Management, one of the largest privately held property management
companies in New York City, and Columbia University’s School of Engineering
and Applied Science.

“Di-BOSS is an entirely new digital building operating system solution that
resulted from this remarkable, collaborative effort,” says Fabrizio
Giulianini, CEO of Selex ES. “Di-BOSS represents a significant development in
the Selex ES smart systems portfolio that spans integrated networked
infrastructures for large urban environments through to specific break through
products with a direct impact on citizens’ lives, allowing for a more
responsible and collaborative approach to energy savings in sky scrapers.”

Di-BOSS is capable of tracking occupancy on a large scale. “Linking the system
with occupancy is a cutting edge capability,” says Columbia University energy
researcher, Dr. Roger Anderson. “The Di-BOSS system’s continuous feedback
loops give building managers data to make decisions that improve operating

Rudin Management piloted Di-BOSS in one of its largest New York City
properties. Di-BOSS was developed organically "from the engine room out" with
guidance from experienced building managers who influenced the cockpit style
control interface design and analytical capabilities. Testing quantified
energy savings. “Our employees found Di-BOSS easy to use and appreciated the
ability to connect all building systems,” says John Gilbert, EVP and COO of
Rudin Management. “Di-BOSS had an immediate positive impact. We customized
start-up and ramp-down schedules. We worked with tenants to generate cost
savings. That’s money saved and energy conserved.”

Di-BOSS is “smart” and learns by continuously analyzing real time data.
Di-BOSS forecasts energy requirements and recommends settings, start-up and
ramp-down times, and other energy factors. The system flags variances between
expected and actual consumption for correction. Di-BOSS predicts adverse
conditions such as power grid failures allowing managers to clear elevators
and enact security measures.

The Di-BOSS system also analyzes tenants’ occupancy and energy consumption.
Online portals show tenants data for their floors. Since tenants control
roughly 60% of energy consumption, Di-BOSS helps achieve real savings for them
and for the total building.


Elsag North America, a Selex ES company
Nate Maloney, 518-495-2288
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