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Webinar: Monitoring-based Commissioning with Banner Health

Webinar: Monitoring-based Commissioning with Banner Health

An Enterprise Approach to Maintaining Energy Savings, Compliance and Occupant Comfort Across Multiple Facilities

This webinar recording will cover the key strategies and technologies behind Banner Health’s successful turnkey monitoring-based commissioning program.

Banner Health Ironwood Medical Center

Banner Health Ironwood Medical Center

Duration: 1 hour
CEU: 1 Learning Unit (LU) - after completing a quiz

Building performance drift is a common challenge facing facility management, where finely tuned and commissioned building HVAC systems lose performance over time. The negative impacts of performance drift lead to wasted energy and millions of dollars in annual energy costs. For one building, the costs can be high, while for enterprises managing multiple buildings, the costs can be devastating.

Banner Health has a network of 28 hospitals. In this webinar, we will review how Banner Health teamed with ETC Group to create an enterprise-wide strategy to manage key performance indicators (KPIs), including comfort, cost, and compliance, as well as removing performance drift. Advanced MBCx tools such as SkySpark®, ClimaCheck® Key Green Solutions™ and BuildingFit™ will be reviewed.

To be successful, Banner Health introduced powerful new technologies and created a new internal organization for more streamlined communications. These efforts have led to the creation of the company’s successful turnkey monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) strategy and millions of dollars in annual energy savings.

In this session, viewers will learn:

  • How to structure an organization and culture to maximize and maintain high performance buildings across an enterprise

  • How to leverage smart data analytics technologies to create actionable KPIs for smarter and more efficient decision-making

  • Best practices in leveraging MBCx services with modern data analytics software to address:

    • Compliance

    • Occupant comfort

    • Energy savings and lower operating costs

    • Equipment reliability and longevity

  • How to implement monitoring software tools to create historical, real-time and predictive reports about building and enterprise-wide performance

CEUs: AIA LU and HSW (health safety welfare)

All viewers who watch the entire recorded webinar will receive a digital certificate for 1 AIA LU (learning unit) HSW (health safety welfare) after completing a quiz. Learning units count toward the requirements for the AABC Commissioning Group’s (ACG’s) CxA (Certified Commissioning Authority), the Energy Management Association’s EMP (Energy Management Professional), and LEED general education requirements. Many other certifications accept AIA LUs, viewers should check with their certification body for approval.

Each viewer applying for CEU credit must individually register for the webinar so his/her attendance can be tracked. Please note that processing of certificates can take up to 7 days. Filing for approval with appropriate state engineering boards and knowing the applicable state licensing board requirements are the responsibilities of the individual attendee.

About the Presenters


Shawn Mathiesen, CEM, Banner Health ROC Manager

As the Remote Operations Manager, Shawn helps manage the collaborative effort to manage building environmental systems for Banner Health’s 28 hospital and healthcare facilities. Shawn has deep experience in installing, repairing and managing large HVAC systems to maximize energy efficiency, meet compliance requirements, all while ensuring a comfortable environment for Banner Health patients and staff. Shawn is a Certified Energy Manager and graduate of Mesa Community College.

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April Guymon, PE, ETC Group MBCx Director

April leads the monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) team at ETC Group, leveraging her experience in recommissioning projects with her knowledge of the BuildingFitTM analytics and SkySpark monitoring software platforms. Her hands-on experience work at facilities in a variety of industries includes healthcare, higher education, government and central utility plants. Identifying energy efficiency opportunities in HVAC systems and working with construction teams, facility management and building owners to drive resolution provides April with a unique perspective. April has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah.

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