Chiller Plant Analysis That Allows Performance-Based Commissioning
Managers can minimize operating costs by prioritizing the health and performance of a building. Enhancing the performance of your facility often starts with your chiller plant, which is the centralized system that provides the chilled water for air conditioning most large facilities. Chiller plants are the largest consumers of electricity in a typical building or campus. Their complexity, along with the lack of technical training needed to interpret chiller performance data, often cause building managers to miss minor problems, leading to significant issues later. This creates an environment where business and building owners are forced to pay rising utility bills, and since chiller lifetimes often exceed 20 years, the excess cost burden of consuming too much electricity can be very heavy..
So, how can you reduce energy consumption when you don’t know how much energy your system uses? BuildingLogiX’s innovative chiller plant operational energy management system provides precise data on your chiller plant’s performance. Our strategic energy management solutions allow chiller predictive maintenance, which improves energy performance and reduces costs.
How Our Strategic Energy Management Solutions Improve Your Chiller Plant’s Performance
The challenge for all chiller plant operators is to achieve maximum reliability at optimized operating costs. By utilizing our BuildingLogiX Data eXchange (BDX), you receive real-time chiller performance data that helps you make continuous improvements. Our BDX chiller plant portal provides fully visualized data, so your facility team members can pinpoint underperforming sections of your system, quickly and easily.
Some of the key features of our of platform include:
- Brand agnostic: Our portal is a component of our BDX platform, meaning it works with various brands of chillers, towers, and building automation system controls.
- User-friendly interface: Working with BuildingLogiX means you’re receiving user-friendly graphic displays of chiller operations over time. This creates valuable contact and makes diagnosing problems easy and efficient.
- Comprehensive Services: The BDX platform provides valuable insight into the operational efficiency for your entire operation, including chillers, towers, and pumps. It also tracks power consumptions of elements connected to utility equipment.
- Easy to Digest: The BDX tool uses graphics, color gradient, and relatable vocabulary to ensure that chiller data can be interpreted by the average facility team member, and not require extensive knowledge of internal water chiller operations.
- Transparent Data: BDX allows maintenance teams to compare chillers across a facility and pinpoint poor performers. This allows them to perform routine repair tasks and extend the useful life of equipment.
Benefits of Our Chiller Energy Management Systems
Leveraging our chiller plant operational energy management systems provides the following benefits for building owners:
By learning where your systems are inefficient, you can make cost-effective improvements that improve energy efficiency and maximize the health of your building. We’ve applied our connected building solutions to over 500 million square feet, leading to energy reductions as high as 30%!
Optimized Building Health
BuildingLogiX’s CBS solutions and chiller plant portal enable you to make continuous improvements to your building. This commissioning helps your building achieve peak levels of ventilation and health.
The data provided by CBS allows you to deliver the right information to the right person at the right time, so the technician arrives at the site with knowledge about:
- What’s wrong
- Where the problem is located
- What tools are required to fix the problem
This information extends the capabilities of your maintenance team, which reduces repair time and saves money.
Want to see an example of how our chiller plant monitoring systems reduce energy waste and create long-term cost savings? Check out our latest case study and see how the BuildingLogiX team helped a major university.
What Kind of Chiller Performance Data Visualization Does BuildingLogiX Provide?
Our data visualization tools include custom dashboards that offer the depth of information you need to better understand your building’s health. With our visualization tools & services, you can customize what each employee has access to, ensuring they always have the right data on the job.
With our solution, you’re able to monitor temperature remotely and pinpoint the operational efficiency of your equipment. This allows your maintenance team to locate minor issues and address them before major problems develop.
Industries That Benefit From Our Chiller Plant Monitoring Systems
Healthcare facilities are often 24-hour operations, meaning their chiller plants operate daily throughout the year to maintain patient comfort. Healthcare facility managers use chiller performance data to monitor the efficiency of their systems and make improvements continuously. With 24-7 operation, small improvements in chiller plant efficiency translate to large operational savings.
Local municipalities use our strategic energy management solutions for preventive maintenance that saves taxpayer money. This performance-based commissioning helps understaffed maintenance teams reduce energy costs by detecting and fixing minor problems before they become large and expensive.
Colleges and Universities
The chiller plants of a college or university represent a mission-critical system of daily operations. The maintenance team for a major university is responsible for the daily operations of dozens of buildings on a large campus. Our chiller plant monitoring system provides key operational data in easy to interpret visual graphics. These enable improved plant oversight by more people on the maintenance team. In fact, the origins of the chiller plant monitoring system were to help large universities cut through the complex system operations and efficiently distill key operating metrics. This tool improved operational reliability and decreased utility costs.
K-12 School Districts
An efficient chiller plant leads to healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) for schools, at the lowest possible operating expense. Local school districts use chiller performance data supplied by BDX to optimize operating costs. The savings provided by our solutions can be invested back into the school district, enhancing the learning experience for students.
Let BuildingLogiX’s Energy Management Solutions Optimize Your Chiller Systems
BuildingLogiX is a technology-driven service provider that offers actionable solutions and operational savings through our fourth-generation technology platform and proven engineered processes.. With our CBS platform, our clients can harness our expertise for better building performance. Our technology platform seamlessly connects to most BAS systems installed over the past 25 years, and since we’re brand agnostic, you’ll always receive the solution that best suits your needs. Contact BuildingLogiX today to learn more about our strategic energy management solutions.