University of California, Irvine

Audits & Benchmarking

Altura is providing services in accordance with the California Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) Energy Efficiency Partnership program, which offers incentives for pursuing MBCx projects designed to systematically integrate, discover, analyze, implement, and train on energy and comfort performance measures.

Altura has deployed an automated fault detection and analytics platform (SkySpark) for fault detection and diagnostics to support campus-wide commissioning and energy management work. This has allowed multiple disparate controls and monitoring systems for the lab fume hoods, air quality, HVAC, and energy sub-metering systems to be connected for the first time, supporting enhanced testing, analysis, and system optimization. Additionally, Altura is engaging the building engineering staff in the process and provide targeted training, as well as a concise systems manual to support optimized on-going operations. This method improves the number of corrective action items which can be handled in-house and minimizes the frequency at which reactive work orders are dispatched.

Altura is providing approximately 12-14 months of MBCx support, plus an additional 12 months of performance validation support post-implementation. The systems that will be included in the analysis include HVAC, building exhaust and ventilation, lighting and lighting controls (interior and exterior), building controls and automation, and domestic hot water systems and controls.