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Building Clarity featured in ASHRAE Journal for efforts around net zero schools

April 29, 2019

Recently, Raynor Smith, PE our Vice President and Chief Operating Officer was featured in ASHRAE Journal speaking to our work with net zero schools. Read the article “Making The Energy Grade.” Download the ASHRAE article

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3 Ways Advanced Analytics Can Improve Your Business Efficiency

April 8, 2019

Advanced analytics has ushered in a new era of measurable business improvements that go beyond conventional business intelligence.  It can save lives, reduce patient readmission rates, and make equipment safer. It also produces improvements in areas like facilities and clinical engineering and business support services. Even single digit gains here can have a big impact on your business. The benefits of logical combinations The healthcare industry has seen a flurry of software applications that address the collecting, analyzing and reporting of data. From Electronic Medical Records to building automation, each department has invested in new systems. The problem is that most focus solely on the processes and operation of one specific department. From a business perspective, this limits process improvement opportunities for the organization as a whole.  That’s where advanced data analytics comes in. Here are three examples of how advanced analytics can correlate data sets across department lines to improve to improve business efficiency. Building Automation data + Work Order data. When you have the ability to analyze your building’s real-time sensor and device data along with associated work orders, your organization can get predictive with maintenance strategies. That helps assure continued patient comfort and safety without significant downtime. Parts Inventory + Accounts Payable. Analyzing parts sitting in inventory with real-time purchases by maintenance or facility staff ensures the right parts are always available. It also lets you leverage purchasing power in a centralized location. Real Estate + Financial data. By analyzing real estate data of owned and leased properties along with financial data such as the general ledger, you now have a clear view into service lines and locations. You can see which ones are performing poorly, making process improvement areas easier to identify and address. It just makes sense to take the data being generated from different…

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Building Clarity named finalist in Cummins national search for sustainable innovations

April 2, 2019

A local innovator with a brilliant solution for saving energy and meeting key sustainability objectives is a finalist of the Cummins US Innovation Gateway. Building Clarity submitted their ingenious idea after Cummins, a global power leader, called on innovators of all sizes to come forward with sustainable innovations to help Cummins achieve their Environmental targets in the USA. The Cummins Innovation Gateway, launched in February and is looking for green and innovative suppliers to positively impact Cummins 2020 Environmental targets whilst promoting supplier inclusion. The project team, led by Jim Johnson, Corporate Indirect Purchasing Sourcing Specialist at Cummins, is delighted with the quality of the finalists. “We have been very impressed with the quality of the innovations received and even more with the potential for environmental impact and savings. Building Clarity should be very proud to be a finalist in the Cummins Innovation Gateway”. As the name suggests, Building Clarity brings real clarity to the businesses we serve. With a solid foundation of engineering and construction management expertise, we use analytics and innovative building technologies to create end-to-end building solutions that deliver meaningful results – and move businesses forward. Raynor Smith, P.E., Building Clarity Chief Operating Officer explains, “Building Clarity goes beyond the dashboard to solve real building problems and produce real results. Our approach leverages SAS technology to pinpoint and analyze opportunities then directly addresses them with 50+ years of engineering and installation expertise. We are delighted to have reached the Cummins Innovation Gateway finalist stage. We are proud that they have recognized our three-part strategy to help realize energy consumption and manufacturing efficiency objectives for a top Engineering Firm such as Cummins.” Building Clarity was one of over 60 companies from across the globe who submitted an idea to the Cummins Innovation Gateway when Cummins Inc. launched the…

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The LED light at the end of ABSS’s tunnel

February 11, 2019

Building Clarity’s work with the Alamance-Burlington School System to improve their infrastructure through performance contracting has helped saved valuable funds, while also improving the environment for students and teachers. Read More

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