Comprehensive Building Analytics

Case Study: Children’s Hospital saves $83,760 in annual energy costs while improving comfort, sustainability, and social responsibility in the community.

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The Challenge

SAH set a goal to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions while maintaining a high level of air quality and patient comfort. To this end, SAH was interested in implementing energy conservation measures and technologies, which help achieve these goals while taking into account their specific needs as a healthcare facility.

As part of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, SAH committed to the challenges of engaging leadership, leaner energy, and less waste. The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is a national campaign to implement a completely new approach to improving environmental health and sustainability in the health care sector.

Cimetrics’ Solution

Cimetrics was selected to provide its Analytika Pro solution for SAH. Within the 241,000 square feet of SAH there are primarily patient care rooms, an intensive care unit, offices, and play spaces. Cimetrics collaborated with the hospital and their building automation system provider to connect to and collect sensor and actuator data from over 4,000 physical points. Data was collected every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for a total of approximately 400,000 data samples per day. The following systems were monitored: 6 Air Handling Units, 2 Hot Water Pumps, 2 Chilled Water Pumps, 19 Fan Coil Units, 24 Fume Hoods, 325 Terminal Units and other miscellaneous equipment.

Over 1,000 Analytika software algorithms then analyzed the data to identify opportunities to reduce energy, improve environmental conditions, maintenance, operations and reduce regulatory costs. Analytika also uncovered potential equipment problems, opportunities for profitable retrofit projects, occupant comfort improvement, and operational uptime improvements.

Experienced Cimetrics engineers leveraged Analytika software to identify opportunities, determine root cause, and calculate annual savings impact. Actionable recommendations were documented and provided to the client both through online and offline channels. Cimetrics’ role didn’t end at recommendations. Cimetrics engineers engaged with the client team on a regular basis to help answer questions, coordinate implementation, and provide regular feedback on progress.

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