Making Data Actionable

Modern automation systems give building operators an abundance of data. Often, there is so much data that most building operators only have time to check two or three data points with any regularity. The rest of the data is stored for a 30-day cycle until there is a failure of some kind. Then the service company for that system will look for the data they need to diagnose the issue. It is usually at this point that the owner discovers they are not storing the right BAS points or they are storing them at a time interval that makes it worthless for identifying the root cause.

After years of dealing with this issue, we began fielding an analytics program that has been developed to comb through the massive amount of BAS points, provide grades to various systems and components, allow analysts and engineers to dive in deeper, change point sampling rates to something frequent enough to be useful, and report back to the owner with functional improvements to their system.

As a result of operational wear and tear, or drift, buildings can see energy deficiencies of up to 10%-30% over a 1-2 year period. To prevent this, we implement a process known as ongoing commissioning. Instead of allowing a system to drift from proper operation over time, we implement an ongoing commissioning plan that uses our analytics programs to identify and correct drift. At the same time, the system finds new operational improvements that, when implemented, make each system more efficient. This ultimately drives down the operational costs of the building instead of allowing them to drift up.

We Offer Dynamic Commissioning for Building Subsystems:

• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Associated Controls
• Lighting
• Domestic Hot Water
• Plumbing
• Building Envelope
• IT & Building Networks