COVID-19 and the Impact on Building Operations
How Energy Insights and a 24/7 Operations Team Are Supporting Clients New Energy Management Challenges
By Shannon McAuliffe - Director of Sales utiliVisor Southwest
New Energy Management Challenges
For the unforeseeable future, commercial real estate owners, utility plant operators, and hospitals are learning to manage energy and utilities for either reduced capacity or modified use. The challenge utiliVisor customers quickly experienced was maintaining client billings, reducing operating costs, and changing their existing infrastructure to meet the new normal.
Within a few days, commercial buildings and higher education campuses became vacant, while hospitals experienced a spike in occupancy. Each of these facilities each had to make quick adjustments to the mechanical systems to adapt to the sudden changes brought on by COVID-19. Additionally, clients wanted to keep "critical workers" such as building engineers, plant operators, and meter readers at a minimum to decrease the physical contact within the facility and the tenants.
utiliVisor's Operations Center had to also adapt to the pandemic quickly by converting our Operations Center to remote locations. Our platform allowed us to maintain connectivity with our client's sites and provided 24/7 support from our deep bench of experienced energy engineers through real-time data analytics and remote granular visibility of operations from our Energy Insight Platform.
Oversight Is Critical to the New Way of Operating
Our Operations Center quickly adapted to the crisis and established remote locations. Through our platform, utiliVisor maintained connectivity with our clients and provided 24/7 support from our deep bench of experienced energy engineers.
utiliVisor’s ability to quickly analyze and share critical operational insight on the utility and building operations allowed the client to respond quickly and apply their resources with pinpoint execution to this unforeseen event.
We’re committed to continuing to provide value - and results - no matter the challenge, our clients' experience.
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