Lauren Rueda

Track C: Commissioning
Wed/PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Portfolio Energy Manager
United States
Remote Retrocommissioning During the Covid-19 Pandemic and into the Future

The presentation will provide an overview of the remote retrocommissioning projects performed at two IBM sites in the San Jose area during 2020 and 2021. It will cover how to effectively retrocommission complex facilities from offsite during periods of pandemic, when travel to the site is cost prohibitive, or when access to the site is limited. The two sites include a combined space of over 1 million SF, of which the retrocommissioning project focused on laboratory, data center, and office spaces. Due to the remote nature of the retrocommissioning project, large quantities of data were analyzed using statistical analysis software.

The implementation of energy efficiency measures at these sites is ongoing, but this project provides a unique example of supporting retrocommissioning remotely. Additionally, although a range of measures is being considered, the focus is on low to no-cost measures with a simple payback of one year or less, which is critical to meeting site energy efficiency goals.

Lauren Rueda, CEM, is an energy manager with JLL dedicated to its IBM account. She has nine years of experience as an engineer and energy manager. Lauren has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and completed a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at UCLA in August 2021.

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