Sitton increases facility efficiency through the Commissioning (Cx), Retro-Commissioning (RCx), and Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) processes. Our commissioning processes are unique in that all are backed by analytics, which helps us save clients money and ensure their facilities run at their full potential.
Monitoring-Based Commissioning & Fault Detection and Diagnostics
Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) is a portfolio-wide platform that uses system data and Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) analytics technology to optimize facilities’ performance. MBCx allows Sitton to monitor facility’s performance to maintain and improve its energy use and save our clients’ money over time. The MBCx program is designed to efficiently identify facility performance degradation. Without a program in place, buildings’ energy waste increases 20 percent within five years of the Cx or RCx efforts.
All buildings experience energy drift, the gradual change in total energy of a closed system over time. Our FDD analytics process identifies these changes so we can maintain and change the systems to optimize savings. Implementing an MBCx program yields a savings of eight to twelve percent and increases over time, and also yields lower operation and maintenance costs and an increase in occupant health, comfort, and productivity.
Sitton will select and setup your FDD analytics software, provide operator training and MBCx program support, and maintain continuous contact and support to ensure your systems are running efficiently. Our MBCx is integrated within our Comprehensive Energy Strategy™ to provide you with the highest possible ROI.
FDD Analytics During Commissioning (Cx) and Retro-commissioning (RCx)
While the primary purpose of FDD analytics is ongoing “monitoring,” it is important to integrate the process into any Cx or RCx. The FDD analytics software allows full coverage of systems and equipment in the most cost-effective way; without FDD, full coverage is cost-prohibitive. Additional value is delivered during Cx by having monitoring in place during the warranty period while all contractors are still engaged.