FacilityConneX Announces New Intelligent Building Project

The Intelligent Building Solution, built on GE Digital technology and Dell Technologies' edge solutions, will provide Dell Technologies' facilities management team with real-time monitoring-based commissioning.

FacilityConneX, a leading real-time facility data monitoring solution and service provider for increased operational efficiency, equipment optimization, and energy savings, will collaborate with Dell Technologies to bring smart building technology to its campus in Hopkinton, MA.

FacilityConneXThe flagship project will provide real-time monitoring, fault detection & diagnostics and ongoing monitoring-based commissioning for a 313,679-square-foot building and its 600+ assets including chillers, boilers, and HVAC equipment. Built on Dell’s IoT Edge Gateway and FacilityConneX’s Intelligent Building Solution (powered by GE Digital’s Predix portfolio), this solution will be used to drive corporate initiatives that propel energy savings, sustain operational efficiency, and increase occupancy comfort within its facilities.

FacilityConneX will take the lead in reporting measurements, verification of energy reduction, and identification of energy conservation measures (ECMs) to Eversource. For additional cost savings, Dell Technologies will also work with local utility Eversource to evaluate energy conservation findings and identify additional incentives for the company.

The intelligent building market is currently realizing savings through advanced analytics and data aggregation. With Dell Edge Gateway technologies, the connection and data aggregation with cloud IoT solutions, including the FacilityConneX platform, is secure and reliable so end users can focus on results and savings.

“The incorporation of IoT solutions and increased utilization of real-time analytics is an initiative that we have not only made available to our customers, but something we leverage for the advancement of Dell facilities as well,” said Paul Fitzgerald, Vice President, Facilities Management, Dell. “Through the combination of FacilityConneX’s real-time monitoring solution and our IoT Edge Gateway solution, we’ll be able to gain actionable insights for more effective decision making with maintenance and management efforts at our Hopkinton campus. We look forward to advancing our smart building capabilities and becoming more proactive in our facility management efforts.”

These solutions are driving equipment optimization and allow a more informed and efficient approach to facility management worldwide. They can save customers upwards of 25 percent on HVAC energy and increase equipment longevity through predictive maintenance.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside Dell Technologies on this project as we believe this combination of the FacilityConneX platform and Dell’s IoT Edge Gateway will significantly enhance the campus’ operational efficiency and will enable smart building operations,” said Mark Pipher, Vice President and General Manager of FacilityConneX. “Campuses like Dell have significant potential to enhance HVAC energy savings and increase the life expectancy of their equipment, saving thousands of dollars each year, all by taking a more proactive approach. We look forward to helping Dell realize its true savings potential.”