Case Studies

With your questions in mind, Synergy provides these resources to demonstrate how clients are finding success in our engineering solutions, their lessons learned, and other valuable insights into services you may be considering.

Retro-Commissioning Pivots Building Toward Energy-Efficiency

An Aggressive 5-Step Retro-Commissioning Plan Drastically Reduces Energy Waste Highlights Utility-sponsored Retro-Commissioning conservation program valued at more than $40,000 Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) drive easy Return on Investment (ROI) decisions for clients Utilizing data as an asset, an energy-draining facility becomes an energy-efficient model for the rest of the portfolio The Problem A government building…

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University Science Building Requires Commissioning

A university in Michigan set out to construct a new state-of-the-art science building. Their environment was critical to their work which required critical commissioning to ensure the building was operating as intended.

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Building Data Analytics Teams

Using Building Data Analytics to Bridge Gap Between Teams

A large hospital system in Michigan constructed a new outpatient clinic. A 3rd party Commissioning Agent (CxA) was hired to provide commissioning services including ensuring a quality and tested building was turned over to the Owner. The CxA struggled to bring the project to the finish line. Unfortunately, there were so many problems with the new HVAC system in the building that the Facilities team did not want to take on the building because of its many issues.

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Advanced Building Analytics Leads to Successful Operating Room Optimization

What if you could improve Operating Room Compliance while increasing Energy Efficiencies? Advanced analytics propels facility team from band-aid approaches to proactive solutions.

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Building Automation System (BAS) Masterplan Moves Healthcare System Forward 30 Years

Replacing an archaic Building Automation System (BAS) should not be done in haste. This hospital system had a BAS that was so fragile and outdated that regular maintenance was avoided in fear of causing irreparable damage. How did they manage this potentially messy transition?

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Delivering Peace-of-Mind Through Ongoing Commissioning

Facility Managers shouldn’t have to struggle with new buildings failing prematurely. Ongoing Commissioning bridges the gap between construction and operations.

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Cooling Down Electrical Use With New Efficient Chillers

The forty-year-old facility was designed to support two air handling units with peak cooling of 300 tons. Over time, actual output capacity had decreased by 200 tons. Similarly, the chilled water pumps were underperforming. The chillers and pumps needed to be replaced.

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Boiler Replacement Leads to Savings

In 2016, the boilers at a Medical Center in Northern Michigan were replaced. Natural gas consumption information was provided for 2015 and 2017. This report was created to compare the heating performance before and after boiler replacement.

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Hospital Campus Boiler and Chilled Water Plant Upgrades = $500,000 in Energy Savings

This healthcare facility, one of the largest providers of health care services in Michigan, offers a continuum of services and operates multiple campuses throughout the state. Their campus upgrades required a systems analysis and design of approved recommendations of both the chilled water plant, boiler plant that services the campus, and provide commissioning services for the major renovation and 150,000 sf inpatient expansion. The performance and efficiency of these upgrades made it possible to improve service of the main campus as well as bringing on-line the 150,000 sf of new space with an actual Net Decrease in Energy Consumption and an annual savings of nearly $500,000.

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