Medtronic North Haven wins the AEE 2021 Regional Award for Corporate Energy Management with Cimetrics Analytika

Congratulations to Medtronic North Haven for winning the AEE 2021 Regional Award for Corporate Energy Management! Cimetrics is honored to be the monitoring-based commissioning provider for Medtronic since 2013.

Medtronic is among the largest medical device companies in the world with a mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Medtronic produces medical technologies that treat 70 health conditions and therapies that help 72 million people a year. The Medtronic North Haven facility’s energy optimization strategy has resulted in $1.2 million in avoided recurring annual energy costs and 5,500 Metric Tons of mitigated CO2 through ongoing monitoring-based commissioning without sacrificing their production timeline and quality. These energy reduction measures help push Medtronic closer to its corporate goal of becoming carbon neutral in their operations by FY30. By integrating sustainability into their global performance management decision-making process, Medtronic has created healthier workplaces, improved risk management, realized energy reduction cost savings, and minimized waste and pollution. 

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How to Get Back to Business as Usual

Cimetrics is honored to have been selected as a finalist for the New England Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Public Health Mitigation Award. This award is part of NECEC’s Clean Energy Back to Work initiative recognizing the best clean energy business practices and approaches to economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

From greenhouse gas reduction to ensuring safe and healthy workspaces, Cimetrics is steadfast in our dedication to mitigating the environmental and economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Cimetrics’ swift response to adopting new public health and safety measures that align with ASHRAE and CDC guidelines has afforded clients improved energy-efficient practices, significant energy avoidance opportunities, and an easy pathway to recovering COVID-19 costs through utility incentive programs.

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Cimetrics Guidelines for COVID-19 Response

Updated September 2020

Workers in commercial buildings may be at risk for exposure to the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is not yet fully understood, and as such, guidelines and recommendations on risk mitigation are constantly changing. Air distribution through HVAC systems may be a transmission vector of coronavirus.

Cimetrics developed this document to summarize current recommendations in the United States from ASHRAE and CDC related to air distribution systems, quantify the financial and operational impact of those recommendations, and demonstrate how building analytics can be used to facilitate decision-making and operational management. This document will be revised as recommendations are updated and new technology is developed and tested.

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Monitoring-Based Commissioning during COVID-19

During these unprecedented circumstances, Cimetrics’ Analytika service continues to monitor our customer sites and support any changes to facility operations. Many facilities have reduced their on-site staff and eliminated non-essential maintenance, but Cimetrics will continue to be their watchdog for critical equipment faults. Cimetrics will also continue to monitor building spaces for unusual conditions that would normally be reported by the occupants.

Cimetrics offers the following suggestions to minimize energy use during this period of reduced occupancy:

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