Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Track

The VCx™ Track is a free service offered for small to midsize businesses to provide custom energy saving recommendations for your building, typically reducing participant energy usage by 13%.

Our team of trained energy advisors use your facility’s existing smart meter to analyze energy data and create customized energy saving recommendations. Participation is fast and easy with no eligible equipment criteria, no fees, no enrollment paperwork, and no on-site visits.

How it works

  1. Data-driven insights:
    Your energy advisor remotely analyzes energy usage data from your smart meter to pinpoint custom-tailored solutions for your facility.
  2. Personalized recommendations:
    The energy advisor provides you with one-on-one guidance and recommendations that are easy to implement and at low or no cost to you.
  3. Virtually delivered:
    No on-site visits or in-person audits are required. Communication with your energy advisor is provided virtually.
  4. Proven results:
    Your energy advisor confirms, measures, and verifies the energy savings from your changes, and monitors progress to ensure long-term savings success for your business.

What to expect

From beginning to end, the program should take only 2-4 hours of your time. Energy-saving opportunities will include recommendations like:

  • Optimizing equipment schedules to match actual occupancy
  • Managing equipment start-up and shut-down schedules
  • Identifying equipment setbacks to address unnecessary use and expense

VCx™ participant example: Small business

The results:

  • 378,064 kWh in annual energy savings
  • $39,120 in avoided annual energy costs
  • 295 tons of CO2 emissions avoided

Example: developing an energy solution

While reviewing a facility’s energy usage profile, our energy advisor noticed potentially unnecessary daily demand between 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm, as well as weekend usage when the building was unoccupied. A tailored recommendation was created with several no cost, easy to implement operational adjustments to reduce energy usage.

VCx™ Track resources

Below you can view and download DTE Retro-Commissioning VCx™ Track program information.

VCx™ Track fact sheet