Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katie Rossmann
Manager, Data Analytics and Commissioning
Facilities Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Fault Detection & Diagnostics Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
In 2014, University of Iowa Facilities Management began an exhaustive study of a Big Data evolution in building systems management - Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD). After visiting Microsoft’s Redmond Campus and seeing the substantial impact FDD had on their operations, UI embarked on a groundbreaking, large-scale effort to implement FDD in a campus environment. By March 2017, UI deployed FDD in 20 buildings across campus encompassing academic, lab, recreational, and office spaces. Integration included all major HVAC equipment, air handling units (AHU), heating water/chilled water (HW/CHW) systems, pumps, terminal units, and four different Building Automation Systems (BAS). Within six months, UI realized $600,000 in energy savings and demonstrated 24% of quarterly work orders were generated by FDD for predictive maintenance—transitioning the organization from reactive to planned mode. During this time, the UI team addressed 117 energy issues, 171 comfort issues and 304 maintenance issues. UI also leveraged FDD for commissioning two newly constructed buildings and warranty punch lists. The successful adoption of a new data-driven culture generated insight and best practices, which UI shared publicly on-stage at APPA’s Annual Conference and APPA Institute in 2017. It was also selected for publication in APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities' March issue of Facilities Manager magazine featuring Sustainability Best Practices case studies from institutions large and small throughout North America. The FDD program won a national award in 2018 in recognition of its effectiveness and innovation.

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