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Chilled Water Optimization with OptimumLOOP®

OptimumLOOP® is a state-of-the-art control software providing continuous system-level optimization of water-cooled chilled water plants.

The Premier Chilled Water Optimization Solution

Engineer & Design

It all begins with a site analysis to gain a holistic understanding of your existing plant’s performance, equipment, and energy usage. Based on these findings, Optimum Energy’s industry-leading engineers design and present the most cost-effective plan for optimizing your central plant. For new building systems, our team uses your organization’s business objectives, plant requirements, and sustainability goals to design the most efficient and cost-effective central plant possible.

Implement & Optimize

Once analysis is completed, your solution is implemented in the chiller plant and in the cloud. Traditional, complex implementation activities like equipment replacement, contractor management, and software integration are made simple with our turn-key process. We’re on-site to manage this project from end to end, allowing your team to focus on the day-to-day. When implementation finishes, True Optimization® can now be realized. Once connected to Optimum’s software platform, OptiCx®, your facilities staff are now provided real-time insights into plant performance, fault detection diagnostics, sustainability progress, and more.

Monitor & Support

Continuously monitor, observe, and optimize the performance of your system and plant equipment. OptimumLOOP® is powered by machine learning, and overtime will collect data related to weather, historic energy demand, building occupancy, and more. The system leverages these insights to deliver the most efficient output possible, autonomously adjusting to the current building environment or fluctuating demand to maximize energy savings. Equipment health and plant resiliency are also closely monitored to identify equipment issues before they become critical, decreasing the chance of costly downtime. With industry-leading support teams at their backs and 24/7 access to your OptimumLOOP® dashboard, your facilities staff will gain peace of mind.

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OptimumLOOP® – How it Works

OptimumLOOP® Benefits

Turn-key implementation and lifetime support.
Sustainable, scalable energy reductions of up to 50%.
Automatic and continuous optimization of your chilled water system without requiring operator intervention.
Adapts and responds to real-time building loads and changing ambient and occupancy conditions.
Increased equipment life and plant resiliency.
Real-time insights into plant performance, equipment health, sustainability progress, and more.

“We’re able to get a free cooling effect—with chillers! It’s really kind of crazy. We learned that’s possible by working with Optimum Energy. Otherwise, we never would have known.”

Juan Ontiveros, P.E.

Associate Vice President for Utilities and Energy Management, The University of Texas-Austin

“We now have an overall picture of what efficiency across the plant should look like, as well as the savings that we’ve achieved.”

Healthcare Provider in the Southeast

Manager, Maintenance & Engineering

“Being able to reduce energy consumption through optimization is significant. If we don’t have to run the water chillers as hard in the summer months, then we can reduce a good amount of the energy used to condition the outside air… Optimum Energy gave us a lot of the options we were interested in, including making maintenance and operations more flexible and extending the life of the equipment.”

James Johnson

Director of Facilities & Lab Services

“If we turn the system off, we can watch energy usage increase. Then we turn it back on and we can make it go back down again. We can see the immediate, quantifiable impact. The savings are verifiable—we know that our money is being quickly recovered and that the investment is helping patients.”

Kathleen Morlang

Energy Manager, Penn Medicine

“Chiller optimization offered us the biggest bang for the buck when Baylor explored ways to reduce its energy spend. Optimum Energy is top notch.”

Kenneth Haltom

Aramack Energy Services

“The collaboration between Optimum Energy and TECO has allowed us to accommodate load growth without adding capital equipment. This is always the first choice, and the efficiency gains provide savings every day of the year. This is a win-win for Optimum Energy, TECO, and TECO’s customers.”

Steve Swinson

CEO, Thermal Energy Corporation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chiller plant and chilled water optimization?

A chiller plant is a centralized cooling system that utilizes chilled water and cooling towers to provide cool air inside a facility. Chilled water optimization expands on this, monitoring and controlling the independent systems that make up the chiller plant, ensuring optimal performance. These systems include the chiller itself, cooling towers, condenser pumps, chilled water pumps, and air handler units like heat pumps.

How do you optimize water chiller operation?

Optimize water chiller operation by:

  • Regularly maintaining equipment and the system as a whole.
  • Employing smart monitoring, controls, and support via OptiCx® and OptimumLOOP®.
  • Identifying equipment that is inefficient or needs to be repaired.