Education / Campus
With increasing pressure to reduce costs and mitigate risks while maintaining high academic standards, the challenges facing administrators and managers of University Campuses can be daunting. Reducing carbon emissions, assuring a safe and secure environment for students and staff, and supporting new technologies are growing challenges for both public and private institutions. Ever increasing demands on both data and communications systems to support new learning modalities and research endeavors are also impacting operational requirements that demand more energy and resilience. For years WES has provided clients with consulting services and practical solutions based upon objective analyses to save energy and ensure continuous and resilient data and communications services.
Campus / Facility Assessments
WES deep experience in understanding the operations of large mission critical infrastructures in data centers and other complex facilities can provide insights and actionable facts needed to meet growing challenges in data and telecommunications that are impacting both public and private universities. By accurately collecting and analyzing data from campus facilities, power, environmental systems and data/telecommunications centers, WES Assessment Services can help to maintain efficiency and avoid the risk of failure. Our expert professional staff will thoroughly assess current energy infrastructure and procedures and deliver recommendations to avoid risks and expand the capabilities needed in today’s ever changing academic environment. We will also work with you, your staff and current vendors to deploy tools and infrastructure systems to reduce operating costs, increase resiliency, and further mitigate risks.
Highly sophisticated building management systems (BMS) are providing campus facility managers with the ability to reduce costs and increase occupant’s comfort and productivity by leveraging new technologies such as LED lighting and environmental sensors (IoT). Also, the need to enhance the learning experiences of students, new technologies (5G, the curation of large scientific data sets and explosion of content required for virtual learning applications, etc.) are placing even more pressure on managers of IT infrastructure which is including network and communications system management. When requested we can also provide monitoring and analytical solutions that leverage advanced technologies and provide true real-time minute-by-minute views of all devices within a facility for a true “granular” view of an operation. These solutions also include full operational detailed histories allowing the application of the latest analytical tools and thereby mitigate the risks of lost resources while reducing costs.
WES deep experience in understanding the operations of the large mission critical infrastructures of data centers and other complex facilities can provide operators of educational campuses the insights and actionable facts needed to meet today’s growing challenges. By accurately collecting and analyzing data from campus facilities, power, environmental systems and data centers, WES energy analytics solutions are designed to predict and anticipate key operational parameters, thereby maintain efficiency and avoid the risk of failure. WES will work with you to develop a solution for your needs using sophisticated analytical tools, including fore●site™, a software suite that leverages historical data to assist in maintenance and the prediction of possible outages, thereby mitigating risk can be made available.
Resiliency and Renewables
Educational institutions today are faced with high energy requirements. Many are considering the installation of alternative, renewable energy sources such as solar panels and energy storage systems that are reducing carbon footprints, adding resiliency, and in many cases reducing utility costs. These new energy technologies are also adding to operational complexity that can benefit from the wide experience of the WES team. With our deep experience in the integration of diverse energy systems and devices whether considering a microgrid or looking to increase the utilization of renewable resources our experienced team might help.