Ron Tarbutton, Director of Physical Plant at TWU, was concerned that the CUP was operating in a sub-optimized mode. He knew that dramatic improvements could be made in its efficiency. However, he did not know the cost of installation, monitoring or the estimated ROI for implementing the process variables necessary to achieve peak operating efficiency. TWU’s goals were to:
Ken Scheepers, TD Solutions Group Account Executive, prepared a presentation for TWU’s CUP management to demonstrate the advantages of TD’s UtiliVisor®, a time-shared data collection and analysis tool that uses the Internet to measure, present and analyze key facility indicators. Following the demonstration, TWU asked TD to complete a detailed survey of the central chiller plant and submit a proposal. TD team members worked with TWU staff to:
TDIndustries’ proposal to implement its UtiliVisor® system involved a total cost of $75,000 with a one-month installation period. TD projected an annual energy savings to TWU of $96,000. TWU immediately approved funding because of the short payback period. Results to date include:
The UtiliVisor® is the most recent innovation in a diverse mix of utility management and lifecycle services offered by THE FACE OF TDIndustries and a key component of the Solutions Group’s approach to continuous building oversight.