Auros Group, like many leaders in the field of sustainability, believes that the next frontier of sustainability in the built environment will center on Evidence Based Performance. The missing link in our industry’s commitment to energy and indoor environmental quality is the ability to prove performance and create the confidence so building owners know that they got what they paid for. Using AUROS360, we provide software platforms for optimizing and tracking building performance relating to energy usage and indoor environmental quality. AUROS360 is the solution to bridge performance-based goals to actual results achieved in building operations.
Typically AUROS360 services are already budgeted in most projects looking to achieve buildings performance goals. Our approach tends to move many activities into early planning. Our belief is that holistic planning done early leads to the most productive, lowest cost results. AUROS360 creates the most transparent and accountable set of processes available today for the built environment.
See AUROS360 in action!
Estimating—results in high quality estimate of construction costs. Even in conceptual planning, we offer owners and project teams a view into their construction costs incorporating their goal aspirations.
Modeling—using IES VE, the world’s leading whole building modeling software, we build a model in design that becomes the foundation of decision making and prioritization of choices for the entire project. Over the course of the project, the model becomes richer and more calibrated leading to higher quality decision-making. This model is open-sourced for all stakeholders to use and contribute to which leads to full engagement by stakeholders and a truly integrated construction process.
Sustainability master planning—-results in goals for energy and indoor environmental quality. We set the basic metrics that an owner or project team wants to track during operations. We support the following programs: LEED, Well Buildings and Communities, Living Building and Living Community Challenges, RESET certification for indoor air quality, etc.
using meters and sensors, digital connectivity provides the infrastructure to integrate goals and real-time performance. For the first time ever, owners will know if they are winning or losing on day 1 of operations.
- All Forms of Source Utilities
- District Energy
- Air Flow
- Ambient Lighting, Circadian Lighting
- Dynamic Change of Light
- Sound Pressure
- Soil characteristics
- Internally Generated Noise
SMART BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE
tracks actual performance dynamically against integrated performance targets
- whole building performance model
- primary meters
- weather station
INTEGRATED PERFORMANCE DASHBOARD
actively manages, tracks and reports on any gaps between actual performance and goals as set during planning
- Energy Star Portfolio Manager rating
- displays energy metrics versus goals
- displays indoor environmental metrics versus goals
- provides color display to indicate if building is meeting goals