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Mark Pipher is the Vice President of FacilityConneX, a company that aims to reduce energy consumption through equipment optimization and smart building ideas.

He discusses the following:

  • Why it can be so difficult for large companies to identify which pieces of equipment are using the most energy
  • By what percentage energy usage can be decreased through the correction of faults found in different types of equipment
  • Common and easily fixable problems found in industrial units

Consider a 250,000 square-foot building that sees a three million-dollar electric bill on average, and also imagine the environmental and financial benefits that would come from cutting that cost by 10 to 20 percent. This is what FacilityConneX is doing for their clients on a continuous basis, resulting in reduced energy consumption, lower carbon emissions, and more efficient business and industrial operations overall.

Pipher discusses some examples of the types of equipment they work to optimize and the ways in which optimization can occur, such as identifying and correcting simultaneous heating and cooling in an HVAC system. Through the use of analytic techniques, FacilityConneX is able to monitor every single piece of equipment in a building that houses thousands, and identify any existing or potential problems in real time.

He discusses the three main aspects of the services they provide, some of the most common interventions used for specific problems, and the different approaches they use depending on whether they’re addressing an old building with old equipment, or new development, new equipment, or expansion of an existing facility.

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