- July 7, 2016
-- DLR Group has been approved as a ComEd Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) Service Provider. The ComEd MBCx program is available to qualifying customers within the ComEd service area. The goal of the program is to help customers identify and implement opportunities that have a simple payback of 18 months or less to improve the efficiency of major energy-using systems and reduce energy costs without adversely affecting facility or system operations.
MBCx performed by DLR Group empowers facility managers, building operators and consulting engineers to optimize building performance. This approach to the commissioning process leverages powerful software platforms to enhance the collection and analytics of building systems data. MBxC gives DLR Group Commissioning Engineers access to vast amounts of data and dramatically increased visibility into the operations and interactions between energy intensive building systems. In comparison to a traditional retro-commissioning process, MBxC enables the analysts to pinpoint opportunities for optimization that would otherwise not be practical or cost effective.
"Today clients have an abundance of data already streaming from a variety of sources in their facility, from basic benchmarking and monthly utility tracking tools to detailed Building Automation System trending. The key to success is turning this harvested data into actionable intelligence,"
said DLR Group Energy Services Leader Ruairi Barnwell, HBDP, LEED AP BD+C. "Monitoring-
Based Commissioning is the first process to truly turn building systems data into a roadmap for energy reduction, operational efficiency and increased occupant comfort".
There is a revolution in how data is collected and analyzed today, and a whole new level of building systems optimization opportunities that were not previously practical or financially feasible. Monitor-Based Commissioning allows DLR Group Commissioning Engineers to use time more efficiently, giving clients the maximum impact of engaging a building systems expert.About DLR Group
Founded as an architecture and engineering firm, DLR Group celebrates 50 years in 2016. Today, DLR Group serves clients through the integrated delivery of planning, architecture, engineering, interiors, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Core areas of design expertise include Civic, Courts, Detention, Energy Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, K-12 Education, Retail, Sports, and Workplace. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities;
and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge, and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit dlrgroup.com (http://www.dlrgroup.com/
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