- Analytics & Modeling - Predictive Analytics
- Functional Applications - Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
- Healthcare & Hospitals
- Facility Management
- Building Automation & Control
- Predictive Maintenance
- System Integration
The hospital support services manager at Bluewater Health faced challenges in monitoring and maintaining the facility, including ensuring proper heating and cooling systems in operating rooms, maintaining mechanical equipment, optimizing utilities, and preparing for power outages.
About The Customer
Bluewater Health is a Canadian healthcare facility with hospitals in Petrolia and Sarnia, Ontario. It features a 10-year-old redevelopment and addition to a 60-year-old building and a 110-year-old building. The facility incorporates sustainable design features and is one of Canada's first LEED certified hospitals.
Bluewater Health implemented Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization, a cloud-based AI solution that autonomously manages HVAC energy use based on demand factors. The solution captures real-time building data and adjusts set-points without human intervention. Additionally, Bluewater Health sought an intelligent platform for predictive maintenance to identify issues before they became problems.
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