hallmark building

Client: The Hallmark Building

Managing Agent: CBRE

Partner: EnviroLogik

Case Summary: IoT Sensors Revolutionise Maintenance Practices

IoT sensors have unlocked new possibilities for optimising maintenance operations, streamlining costs, and upholding exceptional maintenance standards. In the heart of London, the iconic Hallmark Building stands tall as a beacon of innovation and excellence. Embracing the transformative power of IoT sensors, Polyteck and EnviroLogik have spearheaded a groundbreaking collaboration to revolutionise maintenance practices within this premier commercial property. Spanning an impressive 70,000 square feet across four floors, the Hallmark Building exudes modernity with its contemporary open-plan office spaces. With the seamless integration of state-of-the-art Condition-Based Fan Coil Maintenance sensors, Polyteck has unlocked a world of possibilities for optimising maintenance operations, streamlining costs, and upholding unparalleled maintenance standards, especially in response to ever-changing occupancy patterns. Harnessing the real-time monitoring capabilities and data-driven maintenance practices, Polyteck propels the Hallmark Building towards unrivalled operational efficiency and achieves remarkable cost savings.

Problem Statement: Maintenance Program Challenges Amid Changing Building Occupancy

The M&E contractor, CBRE, responsible for maintaining this Central London property, encountered a challenge when it came to adapting the maintenance program based on changes in building occupancy. As the number of occupants decreased, the standard planned preventive maintenance (PPM) schedules recommended by the SFG-20 regime no longer matched the actual usage of the Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) equipment. CBRE recognized the potential for significant cost savings by deviating from the maintenance frequency guidelines prescribed in the SFG-20 standard. To address this, CBRE explored the integration of IoT sensors, which could provide real-time data and enable data-driven maintenance practices customised to the specific needs of the building. By leveraging the power of IoT technology, CBRE aimed to optimise maintenance efforts, reduce unnecessary costs, and ensure optimal performance and efficiency throughout the property. 

Analysis: Trial Installation of IoT-Based Maintenance Sensors

Polyteck’s successful trial installation of our groundbreaking IoT-based Condition-Based Fan Coil Maintenance sensors showcases the immense potential of our innovative system. Collaborating closely with contractor CBRE, we seamlessly integrated our state-of-the-art Lorawan IoT hardware to monitor the filter condition of the fan coils across the entire property. 

This cutting-edge solution empowered us to proactively track and optimise the maintenance of the fan coils, ensuring optimal performance, improved energy efficiency, and enhanced occupant comfort throughout the building. By harnessing the power of advanced IoT sensors, we pave the way for a greener, more sustainable future.

Solution and Implementation: Optimising Maintenance Efforts with IoT Sensors

The decrease in building occupancy has shifted necessities in standard planned preventive maintenance (PPM) requirements. Inefficiencies in traditional maintenance practices can result in significant costs, with research showing that up to 55% of maintenance activities are ineffective or prematurely conducted. To overcome this challenge, Polyteck embarked on a mission to break free from the constraints of the SFG-20 regime, which mandates fixed maintenance frequencies for fan coils. By integrating our advanced IoT differential pressure sensors, CBRE now has the power to optimise maintenance efforts by conducting fan coil filter cleans only when necessary, as determined by real-time monitoring of 10% of the total units. This data-driven approach ensures cost savings and maximises the efficiency of maintenance operations.

Solution and Implementation: Optimising Maintenance Efforts with IoT Sensors

The decrease in building occupancy has shifted necessities in standard planned preventive maintenance (PPM) requirements. Inefficiencies in traditional maintenance practices can result in significant costs, with research showing that up to 55% of maintenance activities are ineffective or prematurely conducted[1]. To overcome this challenge, Polyteck embarked on a mission to break free from the constraints of the SFG-20 regime, which mandates fixed maintenance frequencies for fan coils. By integrating our advanced IoT differential pressure sensors, CBRE now has the power to optimise maintenance efforts by conducting fan coil filter cleans only when necessary, as determined by real-time monitoring of 10% of the total units. This data-driven approach ensures cost savings and maximises the efficiency of maintenance operations.

Results and Evaluation: Achieving Cost Savings and Improved Efficiency with IoT Sensor Technology

 

The innovative EnviroLogik system delivers exceptional benefits tailored to the unique needs of this building. Powered by advanced Radio Communication Technology, the system’s signals can effortlessly penetrate concrete and steel structures, enabling seamless installation and retro-fitting in hard-to-reach areas. With remote monitoring capabilities and critical alarming data delivered through a secure mobile network, this comprehensive solution ensures uninterrupted oversight of vital equipment. Extensive research has demonstrated that buildings equipped with IoT-based monitoring systems can achieve up to 30% reduction in maintenance costs and extend asset lifespan by 20% through timely interventions. Embracing this cutting-edge technology guarantees efficient maintenance operations, particularly in times of decreased occupancy.

Future-Ready: Expanding Monitoring Capabilities for Proactive Maintenance

Besides monitoring fan coils, our team has deployed a sophisticated network of Internet of Things sensors throughout the property in order to monitor a number of critical parameters. With plans for future expansion, we will be able to track refrigerant pressures, energy consumption, water leaks, temperature fluctuations, air quality including CO2, CO, NO, VOCs, and occupancy control, among other essential factors. Through this comprehensive sensor network, our facility management team can make informed decisions and address maintenance needs proactively, ensuring optimal performance.

We provide immediate alarms and alerts via mobile devices and a user-friendly web dashboard through our advanced notification system. This real-time communication system keeps our maintenance team and site management well-informed. Industry research has shown that real-time monitoring and proactive maintenance strategies can significantly reduce downtime by up to 45% and improve equipment reliability by 30%. By harnessing the power of data-driven insights, we deliver unparalleled reliability and efficiency.

Embrace Data-Driven Maintenance Practices with IoT Sensors for Enhanced Efficiency and Higher Cost Savings

 

Data-driven maintenance practices and our innovative IoT sensor network can help property owners save up to 20% on maintenance costs compared to traditional approaches[4]. We also offer IoT sensors and secure gateways that run independently of Wi-Fi networks and building Ethernet networks, providing a heightened level of security and facilitating seamless expansion. Furthermore, our solution aligns with sustainability goals and contributes to net-zero carbon initiatives. 

Utilising real-time monitoring and data-driven insights, facility management can identify inefficiencies and implement targeted energy-saving measures. This not only reduces the property’s carbon footprint but also lowers operational costs in the long run. The integration of our IoT sensors and the adoption of data-driven maintenance practices demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, energy efficiency, and cost savings, positioning the property as a leader in the pursuit of net-zero carbon objectives.

Whether it’s optimising energy efficiency, implementing sustainable practices, or enhancing operational performance, Polyteck is your trusted partner for all your facility management services. Let’s join forces and create a greener future together. Contact us today and discover how our innovative solutions can revolutionise your property’s sustainability efforts. Let’s join forces to create a positive impact on the environment, drive down operational costs, and shape a more sustainable world together. Join us on the journey to a greener future.