The challenge as we see it
We live in an age where technology, data, and advanced analytics are transforming every business sector. This includes buildings and facilities - where new metering technology, sensors, and smart building software platforms are going to market at a dizzying rate. Building owners and managers need partners they can trust to ensure quality data, technology flexibility, and actionable data analysis.
Our differentiated value
With over a dozen smart building monitoring centers around the world, Veolia is a global leader in advanced smart building solutions. In North America, we provide a broad range of smart building solutions for some of the largest building portfolios and building campuses across North America.
We are an energy services and facilities management firm that blends expertise in smart building technologies with capabilities in information technology, systems integration, and data science.
- Smart building technology and vendor neutral
- Focus on smart building systems interoperability
- Experience designing robust yet cost-effective systems
- Hundreds of installations expertly integrated & commissioned
- Experience integrating BMS, controls, and CMMS platforms
- Multiple vendor certifications (e.g. Tridium, Square D, ION)
- Dedicated smart building monitoring centers (“Hubgrades”)
- Full-time analyst desk monitoring data in real-time
Our solutions for smart buildings
Veolia offers a broad range of smart building solutions that enable building owners and managers to increase transparency of their operations and isolate potential cost efficiencies, as well as enhance occupant comfort. These solutions are deployed out of Veolia’s Hubgrade centers - a collection of regional smart monitoring and network operations centers supported by a team of engineers, operators, technicians, and analysts.
- Smart building design & integration: Veolia is a vendor agnostic partner and we work with clients to develop and implement smart building solutions to meet our client’s goals and KPIs — balancing existing technologies and infrastructure with system expandability, interoperability, and features/functionality. In addition to designing smart building systems, we work with our clients on a turnkey basis to oversee installations and perform all commissioning, network configuration, and systems integration.
- Real-time metering & monitoring: Remote metering and sub-metering technologies — sometimes referred to as advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) — provide the ability to analyze utility information in real-time and allow operators to evaluate and adjust usage to affect cost savings. Our internally developed EMSYS and FMPower software platforms, as well as our partner solutions, offer our clients access to leading-edge tools for managing and visualizing real-time data.
- Smart building analytics & performance management: Having access to accurate and robust data is the first step in using smart building technologies to improve operations. Realizing the benefits that these solutions promise, however, often requires going a step further. Veolia has a team of analysts who work out of our Hubgrade smart monitoring centers in cities across North America. As part of a performance management engagement, we work together with our clients to understand and develop KPIs, alarming and reports which are used for active, real-time management. This creates alignment with building operations and management staff and ensures that the data collected is transformed into actionable information.
Benefits for our customers
Hubgrade: Veolia’s smart monitoring centers
Hubgrade is the name given to Veolia’s smart monitoring centers for water, energy, and waste management. In these centers, Veolia’s analysts monitor data in real-time and leverage leading analytics tools and software to optimize the management of resources for customers.
They chose this solution
Veolia provides operations and maintenance of a 5.3 MW combined heat and power facility that provides more reliable and cost-effective energy for the customer's Cambridge campus.
The plant also receives backup support from Veolia’s district steam system, and its construction was managed by Veolia’s energy consulting group, SourceOne.
Veolia’s energy consulting group, SourceOne, was retained to provide project management and technical assistance on the expansion of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant supporting a medical school campus’s new 512,000-square-foot research center. Services included budget development, equipment sizing, design, compliance review and coordination of the plant’s construction team. The group also conducted a full-campus metering assessment.
Veolia provides operations of a CHP and chiller plant to deliver all of the electric and thermal power required by the retail campus, in addition to supporting up-to-date metering and billing services.
These efforts have resulted in increased utility performance, reduced downtime and ongoing operational cost savings.