Making smart buildings smarter: mechanical engineering alumnus invents smart

That’s a lot of information to absorb in a simple glance. But with the invention of Mitterhofer’s Renaissance Management System, it’s information that can be gleaned in the blink of an eye. The hardware-software system automatically monitors and controls energy usage in buildings, displaying crucial information on energy efficiency in a user-friendly visualization dashboard.

In practical terms, that means the office building using the system, that he happens to own, has operating expenses well below average – about $6 per square foot compared to $8 for similar commercial properties in the area.