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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Ongoing commissioning is not always about the Energy Savings

Since 2009 New York City has required commercial buildings larger than 50,000 ft2 to be retro-commissioned or ‘tuned-up’ every ten years based on the premise that a commissioned building is a more energy efficient building.

That’s true, a commissioned building is more efficient, but there is a lot more ‘value’ when looking at the big picture.

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Building analytics then and now.

I recently purchased a virtual reality (VR) headset and used it to visit places around the world in Google Earth. I flew over petabytes of data towards South America and began searching for Huanchay, a small district 8,500 feet high in the mountains of Huaraz, Peru. The remote village has just one main road and is not an impressive showcase of VR technology. I knew there would be no street views or panoramic photos of Huanchay. I was looking for a grainy satellite image of a 600 square foot adobe house that I helped design and build 8 years ago while getting my master’s degree in solar energy engineering at UMass Lowell.

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Jefferson’s Building Commissioning Project with Cimetrics Analytika

The new issue of Currents – the energy conservation newsletter for Jefferson Health, outlines the Building Continuous Commissioning Project that began in 2013. Jefferson selected a team of recognized experts in continuous commissioning for the project including Cimetrics Analytika.

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