2018 - PI World - San Francisco - Water / Energy / Facilities
Technology-Assisted Maintenance at the University of Maryland, College Park
Over the past 24 months, the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) has made significant advancements in its campus infrastructure management and 3rd-party services provider performance using the OSIsoft PI System. Improvements in billing accuracy and reliability, multi-system integration, infrastructure monitoring and outage alerts, and access to new data and visualizations have initiated the transformation of UMCP’s Facilities Management (FM) team from a reactive service model to an integrated, service management-focused organization. Utilizing newly centralized data from five sources and products including PI Vision and PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS, UMCP’s PI System is facilitating the realization of:
• Faster electrical outage response times of up to 90 minutes,
• Up to 60% reduction in classroom energy use, and
• Up to $500,000 annually in cost avoidance from mechanical room flood prevention.
With almost 450 buildings, over 15.5m gross square feet, and an on-campus Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, these results will have wide-ranging benefits for the entire UMCP community.
- Facilities & Data Centers
University of Maryland, College Park
With over 25 years in Facilities Management, Don Hill currently is the Assistant Director of the Engineering and Energy Facilities Performance Group at the University of Maryland College Park Campus with over 250 Buildings and 14M GSF. Don leads the group that commissions and retro commissions new and existing central utility plants and buildings. Don also leads the group that installs and maintains the campus utility meters. Additionally, Don developed and is leading the utility meter Data Acquisition System projects as well as developing and leading the Operational Data Warehouse Project which pulls data from the campus Co-Generation Plant, Chiller Plants, Electrical Substations as well as the Utility Meters.
Kelsey Bobeck is a Senior Consultant with DSA’s Energy and Environmental Management practice, serving as the company’s Practice Lead for OSIsoft. She is currently leading the PI System modernization and build-out at a client’s Liquid Natural Gas terminal and was the lead consultant responsible for the PI implementation at the University of Maryland. In addition to her extensive work with PI, Kelsey has been involved in a variety of federal, state, and local projects ranging from nuclear cyber security assessments to ASHRAE audits to supporting advanced manufacturing programs focused on innovative energy management concepts. She is a graduate of George Washington University and completed a post-graduate program in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys traveling and volunteering with a local animal rescue group.