As operations costs continue to rise and climate change becomes increasingly important to building tenants and the world at large, facility managers find themselves seeking out new and interesting ways to save money and reduce their carbon footprints. Building analytics, a relatively recent phenomenon adopted by the building industry, can help facility managers improve the efficiency, occupant comfort and financial sustainability of their buildings.
For commissioning specialists, building analytics provide valuable data that assists in the identification of a facility’s system faults, inefficiencies, weaknesses, and issues impacting equipment longevity. By collecting and analyzing the data, a commissioning expert can recommend solutions for improvement and guide the implementation process. Building analytics can also act as an ongoing commissioning tool to maintain building efficiency and prevent “drift” for the long term.
“HRCx was recently brought on board to assist a major Toronto client in establishing the source of their building’s operational inefficiencies,” says John Bell, Commissioning Manager at HRCx. “We worked with CopperTree Analytics to optimize our client’s operations, extend equipment lifecycle and lower energy expenditures, ultimately resulting in a 8% reduction in electricity consumption and 10% reduction in natural gas.”
While the advent of building analytics is undoubtedly useful to building and facility managers, understanding and analyzing the resulting data can be a daunting process. HRCx is the link between tangible insights, understanding the results, and implementing the facility improvement measures. The commissioning team works directly with the building owner, operations and maintenance team, and facility manager to help them discern and interpret the data of their respective facilities. Present from “concept to completion™,” HRCx provides guidance, clarity and practical training to help operators get the most out of their facilities and building automation systems.
Working with HRCx and building analysis software, the commissioning team can help facility managers:
- Identify inefficiencies in building performance and pinpoint the root cause;
- Determine and correct discrepancies;
- Improve occupant comfort levels;
- Increase equipment longevity;
- Reduce energy emissions and environmental impact of building operations;
- Increase the capability of operations staff; and
- Save money!
HRCx is committed to ensuring the successful delivery of every project and the results speak for themselves. Contact us today to find out how we can help you implement and understand a building analytics program for your facility.