Striking the Balance Between Performance Expectations and Proper Building Optimization

When integrating advanced building technologies into a single pane of glass, a master systems integrator (MSI) will customize solutions that foster the information needed for data-driven action. Most solutions stop at reporting, but true value arrives when data is turned into action plans with recommendations for energy and efficiency optimization.

The first step in this process is to take a holistic approach to better understand the energy profiles of the portfolio of buildings and the technology that is currently in place. From there, an evaluation of the operational needs of each building is completed with an initial assessment of performance.

Whether it is a telecommunication mission critical portfolio, a school district, or a museum with millions of dollars of artifacts that need precision control setpoints, the optimization platform must be customized to manage the complete envelope of buildings and equipment. This holistic approach enables the proper management of performance expectations with optimization standards to identify recommended actions that address inefficiencies.

Poor facility performance and equipment failure at a museum would most likely result in damage to the master works. Poor ventilation and filtration protocols in a school district would most likely result in an increase of transmission rates for airborne illnesses. Mission critical facilities that are not properly controlled and maintained could mean outages for customers and significant loss of revenue. In any of these scenarios, having an integrated platform that delivers information on the temperature, humidity, lighting, and ventilation outputs within the buildings can help identify issues within the portfolio.

While there’s value in having this information on a single dashboard, the data is only as good as what comes out of it. A true optimization platform customizes a solution that monitors and controls the facilities and provides recommended action plans to better maintain the facilities in the portfolio. Trending data from the multiple sites can be used to create company-wide solutions that improve energy and operations across the entire portfolio of buildings.

Stark Tech applies advanced model-based analytical algorithms to continually monitor the health of the equipment within the facility. The system identifies optimal operational setpoints and identifies system-level performance improvement actions that can be applied automatically, or it can send alerts with work order information to the team for remedial action.

The optimization platform is also an open protocol that is scalable to add more buildings year over year. The platform minimizes the system’s overall level energy consumption and balances equipment run-times to control costs and optimize the facilities within the portfolio through execution of the recommended actions.

Stark Tech’s Integration business unit combines master systems integration expertise with advanced technology to help customers improve efficiency, optimize building conditions, and improve their bottom line. Stark delivers total facility optimization from data collection, action recommendations, and implementation of energy projects.

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Jill Szpylman
Jill Szpylman

Jill Szpylman is the Marketing Communications Director for Stark Tech. With a demonstrated history in the clean energy space, Ms. Szpylman has a passion for technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable future. Jill is responsible for the execution of the marketing strategy, content development, and sales support collateral for all of Stark Tech and the affiliated business units.



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