M&V + MBCx Simply Add Up To Lower Operational Cost
Measurement and Verification (M&V) is a simple and effective service that can be utilized to set the foundation for an energy project and/or validate its results. Today there is a myriad of government legislation, media news, and corporate marketing surrounding energy and decarbonization and this presentation will simplify the process for any owner that is planning or has completed this type of project. Victor will summarize various M&V methodologies that can be applied and explain the “Why, When, and How” they are most appropriately applied along with tips for effective reporting of the related data and results. This presentation will also include how Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) services can add value to the owner’s Facility Maintenance Staff by helping continuously fine tune controls and proactively identifying and prioritizing operational issues. These two platforms combine to provide any owner with powerful, accurate, and actionable data to better run their facilities in an optimized and sustainable way every day.
Victor Saeh is a Principal for Existing Buildings Commissioning Services with Smith Seckman Reid (SSR). He is primarily responsible for maintaining client relationships, directing the operations of all existing buildings commissioning line of services including the Continuous Commissioning (CC) and Retro Commissioning programs. This includes activities related to the assessment of potential sites, implementation of all customer-agreed energy measures, system optimization, customer support and training, as well as continual monitoring of systems during the implementation process to ensure optimum performance. As a controls expert, Victor reviews sequence of operations, control drawings and computer programming for HVAC systems with a special focus on code efficiency, simplicity and manageability. Victor has years of experience developing programs for various systems and has led a variety of project teams in developing and directing functional tests on systems. He also assists the design and construction teams in troubleshooting HVAC controls and integration related problems.
Victor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and has over 23 years of professional work experience. He has been involved in projects in the United States, South America, and the Middle East. His previous positions include companies like Siemens Building Technologies where he gained extensive experience on controls system design and programming. He has also worked as a technology consultant for ASIC designs. Victor is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), a Professional in Continuous Commissioning (PCC), and holds a LEED AP BD+C certification.