MIT Incorporates KGS' Building Performance Management Software

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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CAMBRIDGE, MA: KGS Buildings, a provider of building performance management software for building operators, managers and service providers has announced the integration of its software platform Clockworks, into facility operations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

KGS has deployed its Clockworks performance management platform in 60 buildings at MIT that spans over 10 million square feet, monitors and provides analytics for about 7,000 pieces of equipment that uses 14,000,000 data points per day.

The solution is used by the team of MIT's forward thinking Facilities' to prioritize operational problems by cost, comfort impact, and maintenance severity which directs them towards corrective actions, issuing work orders, and justifying resources. MIT has saved over $286,000 of energy cost in a year in a 450,000 square foot lab building which allows MIT to capture utility incentives for reducing electric and gas consumption through its utility provider, NSTAR.

Clockworks' data based prioritization increases the ability to focus limited resources. It prioritizes recommendations for operational efficiency every day by running diagnostic algorithms tailored to specific buildings and equipment with control sequence and engineering parameters. Real-time and historical data from building management systems and utility metering can be accessed through online dashboards, with tools and metrics for many facilities stakeholders.

"Whether the priority is energy cost reduction, improving comfort, or proactive maintenance, our solution provides facility managers prioritized action items to meet their goals. We leverage cloud technology and automated analytics to uncover hidden savings opportunities and identify the root cause of under-performing systems. Universities, like many organizations, have tight budgets and a laundry list of maintenance needs, which is why it is so important to know which repairs will yield the greatest benefits. Our automated diagnostics and cost calculations help customers focus on achieving the best results with constrained resources," said Nick Gayeski, Ph.D., partner and co-founder of KGS Buildings, LLC. "