Achieving Your Facility Mission Through Analytics and Energy Management Team Integration
This discussion is about the challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of a facility performance program and how it can be utilized by the collective facility management, including energy and maintenance teams, to assist in meeting the mission of both new and existing facilities.
The application of facility analytics as a means of continuous performance evaluation is essential to achieve the mission of your facility. Consider, for example, the mission of a hospital varies significantly from that of an industrial warehouse. Both are driven by key performance indicators [KPIs] and metrics that establish whether or not the facility is meeting its goals. These metrics can be driven by environmental, social, and governance [ESG] goals, regulatory codes, and industry guidelines, or internally-developed targets focused on reliability, energy efficiency, and operational savings. Regardless of the driver, the need for a continuous process focused on identifying and improving mission-focused facility metrics is a necessity.
Progress has been made in the use of analytics to report on critical facility metrics, however there is room to improve how this data is applied to deliver positive change. An ongoing process that equips the property management and maintenance teams with understandable performance metrics allows for a proactive approach to maintenance and repairs.
- Discuss how to define the mission of a facility and how associated codes and guidelines impact the development of KPIs and metrics.
- Understand the challenges of data organization and maintenance of reliable connection to Building Automation Systems.
- Discuss the benefits of implementing a performance management program.
- Build greater awareness of challenges associated with using fault detection to drive positive change in facility performance and strategies to better apply data to realize improvement.
Sponsored by: Enviros
Enviros: Enviros is a proud Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business [SDVOSB] focused on delivering optimal facility performance. From design and energy services to facility assessments and commissioning, our team can help you reduce the environmental impact of your buildings while maximizing the comfort, safety, and wellbeing of occupants. The Enviros Advantage leverages internally developed software that facilitates knowledge sharing and real-time data integration to minimize fragmentation, simplify decision making, and achieve consistency. Founded with an owner’s mindset, our primary goal is to empower your team with the knowledge and tools to sustain the performance, efficiency, and resiliency of your facilities.
Rick BennettCEM, CDSM, BCxP, CxA, EMP, CHC, LEED AP BD+C, Chief Operating Officer
Rick is a highly-experience building performance and energy management professional. His broad ranging, 25-year career includes mechanical system design and installation, as well as commissioning, retro-commissioning, and energy engineering. Rick is passionate about moving the industry forward through education and advocacy. He is a long-time Energy Management Association [EMA] Board Member, has served on the Energy Management Professional [EMP] Exam Development Committee since 2015, and was an instructor for HVAC/R apprentices and journeymen through the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee [JATC] now known as the Electrical Training Alliance.
Scott WolfCxA, CEM, Principal
Scott co-founded Enviros with the mission of alleviating challenges faced by facility owners and operators. He has dedicated his 30+ year career to the advancement of facility performance and efficiency. Scott spent over a decade developing and running third-party commissioning programs for some of the largest commercial developers in the nation. Identifying frustrations and gaps in the industry, he spearheaded the development of software and performance management tools that minimize the fragmentation of information for better outcomes. Over the last decade, he has focused on building the team, technology, and processes to help owners and operators achieve and sustain performance optimization through technology.
Shadi SherafatQCxP, LEED AP, BD+C, CMVP, Product Development Director | Regional Manager
Shadi is a commissioning and energy optimization professional with over a decade of experience focused on delivering comprehensive and pragmatic solutions. Her passion for sustainable engineering and facility operations has guided her diverse engagement across many facets of the industry. Shadi draws upon her background in process management to lead the product development team at Enviros with an emphasis on streamlining and enhancing commissioning and monitoring-based commissioning procedures using technology.