OptimumMVM is a key component of OptimumHVAC, a networked software system that utilizes patented relational-control technologies to reduce energy consumption in commercial HVAC systems by 30 to 60%, and maintains those savings through ongoing measurement, verification and management, the company claims.

OptimumMVM provides continuous operating data and analysis tools to measure system performance, and detect, diagnose and repair system faults that are caused by changes and malfunctions in mechanical and control systems.

As a result, the common problem of performance ‘drift’ is prevented, ensuring that operating cost reductions resulting from HVAC energy efficiency investments are sustained year after year, the company said.

The OptimumMVM service offers a range of features that enable HVAC system operators to maintain their plants for optimal performance. By displaying efficiency and operating data graphically, it is possible to see exactly how the HVAC system is performing at any point in time, according to the company.

As a result, operators no longer have to wait for a formal commissioning process, or rely on physical inspections to uncover and diagnose hidden system faults that impact energy efficiency.

Additional features include alarms that provide an early alert system for declining energy performance, and the ability to analyze point-specific trend data and correlate the performance of multiple pieces of equipment.

OptimumMVM also tracks energy and carbon emissions savings, helping to satisfy reporting requirements for incentives such as utility rebates, or green building certification programs such as the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the company added.