Global Facility Solutions announces completion of retro-commissioning services at three Johns Hopkins Medicine facilities

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Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, White Marsh, MD

Baltimore, MD – July 14, 2011 – Global Facility Solutions (GFS) announced the recent completion of retro-commissioning services at three Johns Hopkins Medicine facilities today, resulting in BGE rebates of $15,000 per facility as well as ongoing energy savings. The services fall under the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®.

Retro-commissioning services were performed throughout more than 245,000 sq. ft. of building space at Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, Green Spring Station Pavilions I and II in Lutherville, Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center
MD and at the Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, White Marsh, MD.

GFS worked with facility engineers and sub-contractors to assess HVAC equipment and controls airside/flow rates and control sequence of operations and to setup and view trending reports designed to locate and assess problem areas within the facilities.

As a result of the assessment, GFS identified and corrected DDC/control deficiencies, calibration issues and airflow deficiencies and noted maintenance and repair issues to be later addressed by maintenance contractors. To maintain energy savings and ongoing commissioning of the facility systems, GFS trained and worked with facility engineers on methods to maintain on-going system performance through continuous commissioning processes.

Upon project completion, each building received a $15,000 rebate from the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®, totaling $45,000 in total rebates from BGE for the retro-commissioning project. In addition, the measures implemented reduced energy usage at the facilities, and based on engineering estimates, will provide additional ongoing energy savings of up to $56,000 per year.

GFS is pre-qualified under the BGE rebate program to provide turn-key retro-commissioning services for BGE utility clients and can help clients obtain BGE rebates of up to $15,000 per building for performing RCx services. For more information, contact 301.829.1642.

About Global Facility Solutions:
Headquartered in Maryland, Global Facility Solutions (GFS) is a privately held company that operates nationwide as an independent and objective solutions provider. Formed to provide objective facility solutions to the commercial, industrial and government marketplaces, GFS serves clients in the U.S. and Internationally.