Check out some of the projects we've completed in the past few years.

 

Optimized Systems has been hired to commission all Creighton University facilities. Our work with Creighton includes full retro commissioning of all existing facilities as well as commissioning of all new projects big or small. Optimized Systems works with the University and the various contractors to ensure that the new projects are installed and operated per university standards. Optimized Systems was also hired by Creighton University to develop and author their mechanical and controls standards. These standards, developed by Optimized Systems, were authored around what is most efficient and effective for the University. While the retro-commissioning optimization process has saved the University over $1,500,000 of annual operating costs, reduction of energy is not the only goal. The retro-commissioning process is implemented taking safety into account first, the comfort of the occupants second and the reduction of energy third. The most recent project that Optimized System was hired to commission for Creighton University is the new College of Dentistry. By bringing Optimized Systems on early in the process we were able to work with the design engineers, owner, and contractors to help develop systems and sequences that would ensure effective and efficient operation for the university for years to come.

Systems Commissioned: Complete Mechanical, Electrical, & Controls Systems Commissioning

 

Optimized Systems is currently the commissioning agent for many of the Omaha Public Schools projects currently under construction. Project scope, type, size and complexity vary from school to school. Optimized Systems is being utilized to help maintain consistency throughout the systems and to make sure that they are being designed and installed efficiently, and maintainable. From project inception, to project construction, and through completion, Optimized Systems makes sure that the various designers and contractors are maintaining a “standard” of design and construction that provides the Omaha Public School district with consistency. Optimized Systems acts as the liaison to make sure that the engineers design is efficient and maintainable from the district’s perspective, the contractor’s installation meets the design intent, and the automation system provided controls the system accordingly. Optimized Systems also makes sure that the system graphics are correct, they follow the OPS standards and that system trends and alarms are in place to make operation of the facility as simple from the start as possible.

Systems Commissioned:  Complete Mechanical & Controls Systems Commissioning

 

 

Girls INC

Optimized Systems recently completed commissioning for the new Girls, Inc facility expansion in north Omaha. The project added 55,000 SF to their existing facility and included a new gymnasium with upper level walking deck, medical facilities, a work out space, and many new areas to accommodate their growing enrollment and diversity of ages. Optimized Systems was hired to perform construction phase commissioning of the projects mechanical and controls systems. The project included water source heat pumps, energy recovery ventilation system, a new fluid cooler, new boilers, re-purposing existing boilers, a rooftop air handling unit and other unitary equipment to serve the spaces. In addition, the owner had a new building-wide automation system put into the facility. Optimized Systems worked closely with the contractors, design engineers, and controls provider to ensure the building was constructed and operating per the design intent. CxAlloy was utilized to track the progress of the commissioning work and as a communication tool for the project.

Systems Commissioned:  Complete Mechanical & Controls Systems Commissioning

 

Optimized Systems was engaged by East Campus Realty to perform an energy audit and detailed facility assessment for the Wohlner’s Market facility located at Midtown Crossing. The ultimate goal of the project was to reduce the energy consumption of the store, improve the environment for the customers, and acquire energy rebates from OPPD under the Innovative Energy Efficiency Program (IEEP). Grocery stores rank among the highest energy consumers of all commercial buildings due to the amount of refrigerated equipment, lighting, and extended operating hours at their locations.  In the first phase of the project, Optimized Systems gathered historical utility data and thoroughly reviewed all the mechanical/electrical systems and operating sequences. Once the system energy profiles were determined, four Energy Conservation Measures were developed to increase the operating efficiencies and reduce energy costs for the owner. An application was submitted to OPPD to participate in the IEEP program and the project moved forward to the installation phase. Optimized Systems provided the project management and commissioning services for the ECMs and coordinated with the store owner to ensure that operations were not interrupted and customers were not inconvenienced. The project was completed in April, 2016, and since that time the store has realized a 10.2% savings on their overall energy bills in addition to a rebate from OPPD totaling $12,850. In addition to the Wohlner’s project, Optimized Systems has been asked to assist with several other issues involving operational processes and systems evaluations. Optimized Systems completed a systems evaluation and recommended a resolution for heating issues that were taking place at the Element Hotel at Midtown Crossing.  Optimized Systems was able to identify and solve several heating issues that had plagued areas of the hotel on and off for years. This continues to be an ongoing relationship with East Campus Realty.

Systems Commissioned:  Complete Mechanical & Controls Systems Commissioning

 

The UNO campus recently completed the renovation of its Milo Bail Student Center. The 150,000 SF student center houses many campus functions from student dining to offices and meeting spaces. The renovation worked to update major infrastructure both mechanical and electrical, as well as refinishing over 40,000 SF of usable areas. This was all done while the owner continued to occupy the rest of the building. The project was highly phased and coordinated to complete the necessary construction tasks. The student center is fed both steam and chilled water from the campus utility plant. The project design included new steam to hot water heat exchangers and pumps, many air handling unit replacements and additions, new kitchen makeup air units and exhaust fans, and fan upgrades to the largest air handling unit serving the building. In addition, new building controls were installed and integrated into the existing campus automation system. Optimized Systems worked closely with the facilities staff, contractors, and the controls installer to help ensure the project met the design intent. CxAlloy, a commissioning software, was utilized on the project to increase commissioning communication and tracking.

Systems Commissioned:  Complete Mechanical & Controls Systems Commissioning