My job is a sustainability job.
Hi. My name is Pat McDonald, Facilities System Administrator with Facilities Maintenance, and my job is a sustainability position. Every day, I monitor twenty-plus facilities' heating and cooling systems for optimal efficiency. This requires three certified technicians and several subcontractors to complete this overview daily.
We are involved in many preventative maintenance programs to upkeep our equipment which includes geothermal, water boilers, heat pump inverters (ductless split systems), and RTUs with VAV systems operating at designed specifications.
We maintain multiple LEED Certified buildings which not only have HVAC concerns for efficiency but power consumption issues as well. We take great interest in reducing our electric cost in utilizing our multiple building automation systems with time schedules and facility zoning.
Yes, we practice sustainability in reducing energy usage, which saves money (taxpayer money) and equals a smaller carbon footprints for our facilities.
By Pat McDonald, Facilities System Administrator