Operational & Energy Optimization at University in Australia
A major University in Australia stood at a crossroads. With over thirty buildings and a dedicated, professional staff, the school was facing rising yearly temperatures, increasing costs for energy, and operating and maintenance (O&M) solutions that seemed to drive toward complexity instead of simplicity.
The company chose to deploy a melded offering consisting of three key services – Energy Worksite, Outcome-based Fault Detection (OFD), and Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO). The three had the respective primary benefits of energy visualization, operational and system oversight with fault detection/diagnosis, and predictive control with energy savings.
Wellington Management Case Study
Managing the day-to-day, physical requirements of hundreds of buildings in different locations, while relying upon a small army of outside contractors, is tricky business. It requires exacting coordination, consistency, accountability, and speed. After all, business tenants will complain if a faltering air conditioning unit disrupts an important meeting. Plumbing leaks in an outpatient medical unit need to be fixed immediately to prevent the risk of infection in patients. Flickering or failing lights in a small manufacturing facility need attention before they hinder production.
This was the situation Wellington Management, Inc. found itself in during 2007 when they asked the BuildingIQ Facility Worksite team to deploy its work management system.
St. John of God Murdoch Hospital
Located in the suburbs of Perth, Australia, St. John of God Murdoch is a 537-bed private hospital that provides comprehensive medical services for Western Australia. Established in 1994, the Murdoch facility doubled its capacity in 2014, adding 174 new beds, eight new operating theatres, a cancer center, and a multi-story medical center. This completed phase one of an ongoing $200 million renovation project. The hospital is part of St. John of God Health Care, a leading not-for-profit health care group serving Australia, New Zealand, and the wider Asia-Pacific region. The Group includes more than 20 allied hospitals in Australia.
Pilot Test at a Sydney Shopping Mall
BuildingIQ recently ran a pilot test of building energy optimization at a large shopping mall in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. This project was done in close collaboration with BSA Limited, a solution focused technical services organization based in Australia. A team was formed with key members for each company to manage this pilot. BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization™ (PEO) was implemented to provide analytical and diagnostic capabilities; BSA funded the project and brought their extensive mechanical and energy services expertise to the table.
Managed Services at the UCLA Student Union
The Student Union at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the largest student unions in the world. The two adjoining buildings, comprising more than 200,000 square feet of retail, meeting, and administrative space, are owned and operated by the Associated Students of UCLA. ASUCLA was uniquely established in 1919, when UCLA first opened its doors. Working with Pario Asset Advisors, ASUCLA invited BuildingIQ to assess the potential for energy savings in its core complex, which is situated at the heart of a sprawling campus that serves over 43,000 students.