Category: Building Optimization

Mark Pipher to Present at AEE

Mark Pipher, Vice President and General Manager for FacilityConneX, will be presenting a track during the Big Data & Energy Analytics session during the AEE Virtual Conference, being held on April 20-21, 2021. Mark’s session, “Balancing Safety and Energy Costs,” will take place on April 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST. The session will focus

Why Monitoring-Based Commissioning is a Necessary Tool for Facilities

The complexity of an HVAC system and how it behaves is not limited anymore to that last compliant or just the set point to maintain pressure in a zone. It has become more complex in this new world of energy and carbon footprint reduction, well-being and outside air scenarios, and the number of fault conditions

Decarbonizing Healthcare Facilities in a Post-Pandemic World

While commercial and educational facilities went quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and healthcare facilities worked overtime, adjusting their critical operations to ensure the safety of the public. These facilities, which already consume more than twice as much energy per square foot as hotels, schools and office buildings, now have to evaluate the impact of

Carbon Emission Compliance – Creating an Individualized Roadmap With MBCx

Multiple states across the U.S. are making a concerted effort to address climate change by minimizing carbon emissions through strict, fine-enforced limits. Buildings, specifically those in the commercial and residential sectors, have come under intense scrutiny for their high emission rates which account for approximately 39% of all carbon emissions in the U.S. Read more…

Balancing Indoor Air Quality with Energy Savings – Real Life MBCx Approaches That Work Today!

Visit our Realcomm Virtual Booth for a Demo! FacilityConneX is a solution that is making it possible for Facilities Management teams to balance both cost and safety through Monitoring Based Commissioning and Focused Energy Conservation. Schedule a demo to hear about real life customer approaches that solve the cost of the new normal Maintain Indoor

The Contractor’s System Optimization Opportunity

Mark Pipher is general manager and vice president at FacilityConnex, which sums up its fault detection, monitoring, and diagnostics product as “the voice of your equipment.” Pipher said that this sort of monitoring-based continuous commissioning drives new opportunities for HVAC contractors, especially in controls optimization and preventive maintenance. Part of the opportunity is due to

Hospital Makes Low Cost Energy Changes

As Prisma progresses in energy efficiency, Jacob Warner, CEM, energy manger, suspects the recognition will continue thanks to a simple, low-cost solution. “[Our engineering director] introduced me to a group called FacilityConneX, which is a fault detection diagnostic and continuous commissioning firm,” Warner says. “We began this with a pilot program at Patewood Memorial Hospital

Finding a Balance: Establishing Cost-Effective Air Optimization & Enhanced Patient Safety

The push for increased outside air, pressure deviations, and higher level of concern on infectious disease spreading have increased the facility team with the bigger job of balancing energy costs, environmental safety, and patient comfort. Monitoring-based commissioning offers to increase the facility teams visibility and balancing of these priorities by using advanced analytics to bring

Navigating Pandemic And NYC’s Decarbonization Mandates Doubly Difficult For CRE

In this article from Forbes, VP and General Manager of FacilityConneX, Mark Pipher, and Robert LoForte, President of strategic partner company, Veritas Solutions Group, explore best practices and new technologies that NYC buildings can use to address both demands for indoor air quality (IAQ) and decarbonization through reduced energy use. (Read More)

Monitoring-Based Commissioning’s Role in the Future of Revenue Recuperation and Infection Control

“Air quality is of the utmost importance to our facilities as it not only supports patient comfort but also helps to control and mitigate the spread of infectious disease(s) throughout hospitals. Using the FacilityConneX platform, we’ve been able to bring a much more proactive approach to maintenance and energy savings, reducing these costs by approximately