New Case Study: Benefits of a Building Blitz
March 16, 2021
The latest case study from Clockworks Analytics shows how a national hospital group leveraged Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) software to address pressing mechanical and controls issues across four medical administration buildings in just 3 short weeks.
Utilizing Fault Detection and Diagnostics to Run a “Blitz”
A ‘Building Blitz’ is when an organization puts a significant amount of resources into a building (or subset of buildings) for a short, defined period of time with a clear plan to fix a specific set of issues. This strategy can be an effective approach as part of a longer term, continuous commissioning or predictive maintenance program. By aggressively fixing persistent issues and restoring buildings back to their designed operation, teams can get back to prioritizing the most pressing day-to-day maintenance, energy and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues as soon as they are identified by their Building Analytics Software.
In our latest case study, we show how Kaiser Permanente, a national hospital group, leveraged FDD software to help them conduct a three-week “blitz”, focusing on cost savings and pressing mechanical and controls issues in their medical administration buildings. During the short period, 872 tasks were completed, resulting in over $42k in annual savings and a 70% reduction in identified comfort and maintenance issues.
Fig 1. Identified Daily Avoidable Costs before and after the “blitz” (Nov 2019 – Mar 2020)
With the support of their Regional Director, a team of four BAS engineers, who typically cover a much larger portfolio, were assigned to four specific buildings for a three-week period. With no outside distractions, they focused on addressing issues related to occupant comfort, as well as cost-saving opportunities. Read the complete case study here.
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