MBCx at the MetLife Building
Any change in the HVAC performance of a heavily trafficked building must be careful to maintain occupant comfort. But when that building sees 250,000 visitors per day, there is no room for error. Managed by Tishman Speyer, the 200 Park Ave building in New York City was built in 1963 with over 3M square feet. In 2019 Yardi Energy started a project at the 200 Park building to balance energy efficiency with the comfort of commuters on their way to Grand Central Terminal. Working in cooperation with the building’s manager, Yardi approached this project using a monitoring base commissioning (MBCx) methodology that utilized both Fault Detection as well as automated optimization technology. This holistic approach ensured that the entire HVAC system was optimized to only use energy when it is doing work, performed at optimum efficiency when it was doing that work, and provided higher levels of comfort than traditional building control strategies. Please join us to explore the process, challenges, lessons learned, and the results of this fascinating project.
: CP Pitones has more than 20 years of experience in the building controls space having worked for Siemens, EMCOR and Schneider Electric. He then took the leap into the software world by joining Enerliance the company behind the LOBOS optimization platform which Yardi acquired in 2014. Using his controls and HVAC know-how, he’s been able to leverage technology and integration expertise in positioning a comprehensive energy strategy by enabling software in well over 350 sites nationwide. When asked what he does for a living by the general public, CP likes to break the ice by saying “I save Polar Bears” –
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