The BuildingOS Story
In the early 2000s, many building owners and operators lacked visibility into real-time building performance. Teams also struggled with the lack of solutions available that would present complex building data in an easy to understand format to drive actionable insights from. Realizing the growing need in the commercial building space to meet both needs, the first version of BuildingOS was created to provide better access to data with easy to understand visualizations.
Created by the company Lucid Design Group in 2004, BuildingOS and earlier versions of the platform addressed the needs of energy, facility, and sustainability professionals to easily access critical data that was previously locked behind complicated systems. We believe (and still do!) that teams are most successful at reducing costs and improving building performance by leveraging technology to centralize data, automate processes, and identify savings opportunities through powerful data analytics.
Today, BuildingOS continues to go beyond the meter using modern energy management best practices to some of the world’s leading organizations to meet and exceed their energy and sustainability goals.
In 2018, Lucid Design Group was acquired by Acuity Brands, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. To align within the family of Acuity Brands lighting and building solutions, Lucid Design Group was phased out in favor of BuildingOS as a product within the larger Acuity Brands solutions.