Facilities managers know this better than anyone. At any given time, there could be dozens or even hundreds of small (and not-so-small) failures in a campus’s HVAC systems. The trick is locating the problem.
Building automation systems (BAS) have greatly improved our ability to manage building temperatures, adjust lighting levels, and control systems to maximize occupants’ comfort and save on energy costs. But with increased amounts of data to follow, pinpointing where equipment is failing can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
It turns out we do. GreenerU has a unique approach to ongoing optimization called Greener OPx. This is a a process of continuous measurement to support building energy analysis and control, using software that draws data from the building automation system and can be programmed to a building’s custom settings.
Enhanced building automation systems (BAS) can tell you when there’s a problem with occupant comfort. GreenerOPx will tell you when a system is wasting energy in the process of delivering occupant comfort.
Greener OPx is built on the SkySpark platform, which draws data from the building automation system and manages and analyzes it, alerting facilities managers to problems that may otherwise go undetected.
SkySpark combines data streams with pre-programmed logic to identify problems and malfunctions as soon as they happen—before they waste energy or severely impact occupants. Using “if/then” logic and an easy-to-use interface, SkySpark first identifies problem areas and shows a “spark,” an indication of a problem. The spark tells building engineers where to investigate further and make fixes.