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 (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 optimize operation and maintenance, and maintain and improve its energy use and save our clients’ time and money. 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, and operation and maintenance efforts are increased.
All buildings experience operational and energy drift. Our FDD analytics process identifies these changes so we can maintain and change the systems to optimize savings. Implementing a MBCx program creates financial and environmental benefits. MBCx yields an initial savings of eight to twelve percent that increases over time. The changes decrease overall costs of operation and maintenance while providing improved occupant health, comfort, and productivity.
Sitton helps our clients select and setup their FDD analytics software, provide operator training and MBCx program support, and maintain continuous contact and support to ensure our clients’ systems are running efficiently. Our MBCx is integrated within our Facility Optimization Strategy™ to provide you with the highest possible ROI.
FDD Analytics During Commissioning (Cx) and Retro-commissioning (RCx)
The primary purpose of fault detection and diagnostics is to provide ongoing monitoring, but it’s important to also integrate the process into Cx and RCx. FDD analytics software provides full coverage of systems and equipment in the most cost-effective way possible. FDD provides additional value during Cx by providing monitoring while all contractors are still engaged during the warranty period.