Energy waste will increase over time unless there is some form of periodic intervention. It’s nearly impossible to analyze your equipment data when most of your time is spent reacting to everyday comfort complaints and maintaining current project schedules. Commissioning services are a best practice in energy management and increasing equipment optimization, but recommissioning or retro commissioning services are performed every three to five years at most. As a result, wasted energy compounds between commissioning efforts and potential savings are deferred for years. Additionally, your system will run more effectively, bolstering performance and improving equipment life.
Real-time commissioning has introduced the idea that commissioning and energy management should be an ongoing effort to drive greater savings and reliability. Unfortunately, the volume of information, complexity of equipment and ongoing operational demands make this difficult to do. Monitoring based commissioning (MBCx) builds off the concept of real-time commissioning, using automation to deal with complexities. MBCx combines continuous monitoring, fault detection and diagnostics, and building performance dashboards based on predictive analytics to provide persistent energy savings with full mobile visualization. Using existing customer case studies, including a project with Southcoast Health and Doosan Corporation, Vice President and General Manager of FacilityConneX, Mark Pipher, will demonstrate the benefits of an advanced MBCx solution including how this type of system can drive down maintenance and energy costs while increasing operational efficiency.
Vice President & General Manager
Mark Pipher is the Vice President and General Manager of FacilityConneX. He has over 30 years’ experience managing staff within large and small companies and is a proven leader capable of driving teams of technologists, operations, sales, and marketing professionals to launch successful products and services. Mark has a deep expertise in the software development, cloud platform, industrial, and security sectors. Before joining FacilityConneX, he spent 8 years at GE as the General Manager of their Real-time Operational Intelligence and Knowledge Services division where he helped drive their position as a market-leader in the Industrial Internet space. Prior to GE, Mark was founder and VP of Engineering at West Ridge Networks, which produced four patents and was later sold to a publicly traded company. Mark has also held executive level roles at Celox Networks and at Motorola, in their Cable and Networking business unit, focusing on security and high-traffic data transport technologies. Mark is a graduate of Rutgers University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering.