Comprehensive Building Analytics

Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturer saves $650, 000 in annual energy costs while improving comfort, sustainability and capital asset reliability.

This corporation* operates in over 100 countries specializing in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of medicines in the areas of Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Infection, Neuroscience, Oncology and Respiratory & Inflammation diseases. Facing challenges due to increased competition, drug patent expirations and intensifying price pressures, this firm needed to focus on innovation while improving operational efficiency.

*Due to confidentiality agreements, we are notable to provide the client name. We will refer to the firm as GPM throughout this case study.

The Challenge

GPM had a goal of reducing energy consumption throughout its global facilities by 30% by 2015 from 2010 levels. Additionally, GPM had a global commitment to reduce operational greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. To this end, GPM was interested in implementing energy conservation measures and technologies, which help achieve these goals while improving the overall reliability of their operations.

Analytika Solution

Cimetrics was selected to provide its Analytika Pro solution for five buildings at GPM’s campus in the Northeastern United States. The buildings included 1.5 million square feet of FDA validated and non-validated space that is utilized for offices, research laboratories, manufacturing and energy utility generation. Cimetrics collaborated with GPM and their building automation system provider to connect to and collect sensor and actuator data from over 4,700 physical points. Data was collected every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for a total of approximately 1.5 million data samples per day from the following systems: 8 Chillers, 9 Boilers, 5 Cooling Towers, 25 Air Handling Units, 60 Laboratory Fume Hoods, 206 zones, 20 pumps and motors, and other miscellaneous equipment.