Crafting an RCx Service Utilizing Ongoing Cx and Analytics to Maximize Value for a Major Global Pharmaceutical Company

Thomas Szarawarski , Edison Energy
David Landman, Edison Energy

Through the use of both a fine tuned field engineering retro-commissioning and a Virtual Energy Management (VEM) analytics (ongoing Cx) scope of work, Edison was able to deliver a maximized value to effectively optimize IAQ, increase system reliability, optimize operational efficiencies and capture energy saving demand side opportunities to a Major Global Pharmaceutical Company, Lab Facility. By leveraging elements from boots on the ground engineering and VEM analytics, Edison Energy was able to identify the best practices in implementing an enhanced comprehensive offer that met the Company's short-term and long-term energy and sustainability objectives. The results - both tangible and intangible - highlight the value in integrating both services and serve as a precedent for future projects.

As part of a continuing effort to improve overall building performance, Increase system reliability, achieve optimum (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality and identify opportunities for energy conservation, Edison Energy's Engineering team was contracted by a Major Global Pharmaceutical Company to perform a Field Engineering Retro-Commissioning (RCx) scope of work in their Lab Facility. This effort was initiated to identify, develop, quantify and qualify potential opportunities for optimizing the existing systems and to achieve their operational goals. In addition, as part of a pilot program effort, Edison Energy provided VEM Analytics and Ongoing Cx services. Both teams focused their efforts on this project concurrently, yet independently from one another. Through the execution of both processes, Edison Energy was able to identify a tremendous value in each of the VEM analytics RCx Service as well as the more traditional field engineering RCx scope of work. Preliminary savings identified include $70,000 in cost savings from reducing electricity use by 575,000 kWh and steam use by 400 Klb.

AUGMENTED COMBINED VALUE OF SERVICE

  • Can be used for HVAC system validation purposes if desired
  • Accuracy of field engineering RCx with assurance of integrity and elongated duration
  • Leverage monitoring based commissioning (MBCx) utility incentive programs nationally to buy RCx expenses for the customer
  • On-going identification and quantification of savings opportunities
  • Complete system safety testing (air pressurization alarms, freeze testing, etc.)
    • Off-season system reliability testing
    • Identification and projection of energy savings opportunities
    • Smart Predictive safety issues (alarms prior to occurrence)
    • Maximized CO2 Emission reductions to help achieve sustainability goals
    • Allows for minimizing of alarms and smarter use of capital for remediation of root cause issues

Learning Objectives

  • Learn why the integrated approach provides the greatest value in the most cost effective manner for labs and campuses in addressing their IAQ,system reliability, operational efficiencies and capturing energy saving demand side opportunities.
  • Learn how to leverage monitoring based commissioning (MBCx) utility incentive programs nationally to buy RCx expenses for the customer
  • Identify the best practices in implementing an enhanced comprehensive offer to meet customer's short-term and long-term energy and sustainability objectives
  • Value of On-going identification and quantification of savings opportunities

Biographies:

With 17 years of experience in the energy and system engineering industry, Mr. Szarawarski has been personally responsible for the development and planning of building system optimization retrofits, as well as the design of ultra-efficient and highly reliable new infrastructure systems. He has served hundreds of customers including numerous Fortune 500 companies, executing energy, optimization, Cx, system operational auditing and reliability engineering projects on various types of facilities.

Mr. Landman has over twenty five (25) years of experience in the energy field. Mr Landman is responsible for development and execution of projects in the New England region. Prior to Edison Energy, Mr Landman worked at Cimetrics as the Chief of Engineering and Analytics Performance and was responsible for utility rebate initiatives, analyst quality control, implementation of new rules and energy engineering. He also monitored relevant policy and Governmental regulations. Prior to Cimetrics, Mr. Landman worked at Crothall Asset Management as the Sr. Energy Engineer conducting energy studies at hospitals throughout North America. Prior to Crothall, Mr. Landman worked as an Energy Engineer for Enron Energy Services Operations, Inc. at both their corporate headquarters in Houston, TX and regional office in Burlington, MA. He was responsible for energy asset risk management at commercial and industrial clients throughout the Northeast.

 

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