To increase sustainability goals and uncover savings
opportunities by lowering the utility costs
The campus is committed to steadily improving its sustainability targets, digitizing its records, and, most importantly, reducing energy consumption and achieving operational efficiency. The campus has chosen Facilio's connected buildings solution to achieve this goal.
Due to the lack of a centralized asset management system, the campus had to face the following challenges:
Facilio's end-to-end digital transformation solution enables the University of Melbourne to streamline its building management processes and optimize its overall campus building operations. By leveraging the power of IoT, Facilio acts as a one-stop shop for the campus to optimize its energy programs across its entire portfolio of buildings, enabling them to achieve operational efficiency, sustainability, and enhanced occupant experience.
Facilio's utility bill analysis identified key factors driving utility costs, such as building demand, consumption, and peak hours. A dashboard with data on weekly consumption, peak and off-peak consumption, and max demand for the week was implemented, along with comparing long-term vs short-term changes. By this, the campus could track the increase in demand every week and the cost of those changes. Four energy meters gather this data and enable tracking energy consumption based on space and time period. Hence, the campus achieved improved energy management and substantial cost savings through real-time monitoring. For example, The campus had a high demand during Jan, and by using Facilio’s platform, the campus took proactive measures based on the insights provided and modified their utility usage, which led to a reduction in the bill amount for the entire year.
Facilio's advanced energy analytics empowered the campus to compare current and historical building performance, optimize chiller operations based on occupancy and identify areas for improvement, resulting in cost savings and improved sustainability. There is also a scoring system for temperatures and CO2 telemetry data, and these scores are further broken down based on asset types and displayed as charts that point out the worst-performing areas in the building.
Facilio's FDD solution equipped the campus with weekly fault summaries, prioritized severity, enhanced maintenance management, and proactive issue resolution. Facilio’s FDD solution was used to effectively identify the peak consumption trends using root cause analysis. Along with that, the FDD is also used to perform the cost impact assessment. The above actions are performed based on the cooling in the building, sensor errors, deviation from a standard sequence of operation, and several other parameters. For example, The FDD engine can set a threshold of 440KW. On breaching this threshold, the technicians will be alerted, and they can perform the necessary energy-saving measures.