BuildingFit Case Study: Utah Olympic Park Slide Track Optimization

Case Study—Utah Olympic Park Slide Track Optimization

Client: Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

Provider Group: ETC Group | BuildingFit | SkySpark

Introduction

ETC Group presents the insights gathered from using BuildingFit and SkySpark analytics to analyze the data from the 2020–2021 winter Slide Track season. These insights make us confident that upgrading the rest of the valves, and using guidance available from the analytics, the UOP team will have the equipment and information they need to have fewer emergencies, a faster track, and improved energy efficiency.

The Problem
Currently, most of the track is overcooled. But if track temperatures could be more tightly grouped, and the volatility caused by setpoint changes can be reduced, we could eliminate much of today’s overcooling, which would result in a faster track, and lower utility bills.

The Solution
Data indicates that the track team has successfully executed a “set it and forget it” approach to mid-zone valve positions. After the upper and lower zone valves have been upgraded, very few valve adjustments were needed. Utilizing BuildingFit and SkySpark analytics each zone is monitored constantly which allows visibility into valve regulation and variations in temperature. 

Scope 

  • Evaporator Valve Work 
  • Valve Station Replacements 
  • Protective Coverings 
  • As-Built Documentation 
  • Automation Oil Drain Valves 
  • Pump Minimum Flow 
  • Pump Replacement 
  • Track Control System
  • Analytics based Monitoring 

 

Service: Turnkey, Renovation 

Duration: March 2020 – October 2020 

Construction Budget: 2 million ~ 

Track Length: 1335 Meters  

Originally designed as Official U.S. Olympic Training Sites, the track today serves as a training center for Olympic & Paralympic National Team members and development athletes, hosts numerous local and international competitions, and in addition, offers exhilarating bobsled rides to the general public. 

 

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BuildingFit Wins 2020 Utah Business Green Business Award

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BuildingFit helps reduce the environmental footprint of our clients and community by minimizing the amount of non-renewable energy they use.

BuildingFit has been selected a winner for the 2020 Utah Business Green Business Award Innovation category. Every year, Utah Business honors companies, communities, and individuals who are taking a stand in sustainability and making a difference for our state’s environmental future.

Because building systems are complex, it is common for buildings to waste tens of thousands—to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on energy waste,  when building systems like HVAC don’t operate as intended. BuildingFit helps reduce the environmental footprint of our clients and society by reducing the amount of non-renewable energy they use.

BuildingFit analytics have been widely used in more than 50 million ft2 in customer facilities worldwide. Projects are most commonly healthcare, higher education, government, casinos, commercial spaces, luxury condominiums, and medical manufacturing plants. Many of our energy saving projects are here in Utah. BuildingFit provides energy management services to numerous enterprise organizations, with a retention rate better than 90%.

Read more here what BuildingFit and other Green Business honorees have to say for sustainability and greener Utah.

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About BuildingFit

BuildingFit™ is a Fault Detection & Diagnostics (FDD), analytics and visualization platform that identifies opportunities, to make buildings more energy efficient, reliable, comfortable, and safe. Engineered for large quantities of data from disparate sources such as building automation systems (BAS) and smart IoT devices, BuildingFit™ insights are delivered through analytics, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), automated reports, and interactive dashboards that help users prioritize daily operations, minimize energy waste and reduce costs. Learn more at www.buildingfit.com.

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BuildingFit Banner Health Smart Building Innovation Awards

Banner Health Named Finalist for 2020 Verdantix International Smart Building Innovation Awards

We are excited to announce that Banner Health is a finalist for the Verdantix 2020 International Smart Building Innovation Awards.

Banner Health implemented an enterprise wide Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) program utilizing the BuildingFit (www.buildingfit.com) Fault Detection and Diagnostics platform. To date, the program has saved:

– $11.3 million/year

– 80 million kWh/year of electricity

– 530,000 Dth/year of natural gas

– 6,000 tons of CO2 emissions – equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions from 7,600 homes or 14,000 cars

For more information about this award and finalists, please go to https://www.verdantix.com/newsroom/press-releases/verdantix-announces-the-finalists-for-the-2020-international-smartbuilding-innovation-awards

 

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BuildingFit Featured in CABA Journal. Finding Our Way: Take the Established Success Path for Implementing Building Analytics

By Rob Glance, BuildingFit

While most industries have adopted and are aligned with industry standards relating to IP networking and enterprise data management, building automation is stuck in catch-up mode. Owners understandably want to manage their sites with the latest technologies and information management systems. While many building automation systems (BAS) products are becoming IP-compliant, many existing buildings have older legacy and proprietary BAS systems. This creates big problems for those charged with managing buildings.

The result of this is that applying analytics on building performance, building owners are locked into a cycle of needing to upgrade outdated BAS while knowing that outright replacement and attaining the capital needed to justify ROI are often insurmountable. Many of these BAS are incapable of offering much more than simple trend data and weren’t designed to provide any real operational diagnostics beyond basic alarms.

Read the full article in CABA Journal here.

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Implementing Data Analytics Into Building Automation Systems

I can’t help feeling that it’s 1999 all over again. As a software development professional with experience across multiple industries, I hear a consistent lament from building owners who share the same set of problems. While most industries have already adopted and are aligned with industry standards relating to IP networking and enterprise data management, building automation has yet to catch up. Owners want to manage their sites with the latest technologies and information management systems. While many building automation systems (BAS) products are becoming IP-compliant, many existing buildings have older legacy and proprietary BAS systems, creating big problems for building managers.

To apply analytics on building performance, building owners are locked into a cycle of needing to upgrade outdated BAS. But outright replacement and the means to justify ROI are difficult challenges to overcome. Many of these BAS don’t have the ability to offer much more than simple trending, and weren’t designed to provide any real operational diagnostics beyond basic alarms. What more: getting any kind of meaningful information out of a BAS can be complicated and usually has limitations on the data’s availability.

 

…Continue Reading on FacilityExecutive.com

 
Integrating data analytics into building automation systems has been difficult, but it’s getting easier.
By Rob Glance

BuildingFit

Building Fit
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contact@BuildingFit.com

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Salt lake City, Utah, 84106

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