Columbus, Ohio –Dynamix Energy Services is proud to announce the promotions of five of our exceptional employees to vice president positions overseeing key areas of our service delivery.
These promotions, and the associated structuring of our lines of business, reflect Dynamix’s growth and the substantial innovation of our service offerings. The changes also have direct positive effects for our current and future clients, giving them better access to pertinent technical services.Our technical expertise has always been what sets Dynamix apart from others in the industry.
The company’s new vice presidents and their areas of responsibility are:
Sean Weber, Energy and Controls Projects: Sean’s role entails performing utility analyses, energy audits and mechanical HVAC assessments. This information is used to engineer potential energy savings and conservation measures.He also consults with facility managers to develop a scope of work that will result in positive annual cash flow for clients.In addition, Sean will be responsible for overseeing our complex energy conservation projects.
Chris Reichert, Product Development and Integration: During his tenure with Dynamix Energy Services, Chris has demonstrated his leadership through the development of software for integration and automation with multiple Cloud Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
In his role of Vice President, he will oversee the conception and design of new products to make daily routines easier and more manageable for clients, looking for solutions to problem areas in the complicated world of energy management.
Brian Bowers, Controls as a Professional Service:Brian will oversee this unique service of Dynamix by partnering with a client to coordinate the installation of HVAC equipment and controls while providing commissioning expertise.This service is called Controls as a Professional Service.This ensures a new building performs at peak efficiency on the first day of occupancy, and seamlessly coordinates the operation between building automation controls and HVAC equipment to optimize energy savings.
Mark Willard, Technical Service and Preventive Maintenance:Over the past seven years, Mark has been integral to the delivery of our Technical Service and Preventive Maintenance Programs.His new role will have him monitoring our engineers as they track energy consumption and energy savings after projects are completed through remote building monitoring, monthly energy savings reports and fine-tuning HVAC operations.
Brad Turnwald, Energy and Utility Management: As Vice President of Energy and Utility management, he is responsible for the development and implementation of Gridcap, our automated electrical demand management platform.Gridcap enables clients to more effectively and automatically manage monthly building demand charges and annual peak load contribution capacity charges.
About Dynamix Energy Services
Dynamix Energy Services (DES) is a full service, vendor-neutral Energy Services Company that focuses on implementing and installing creative, well-engineered solutions to our customers. Our team consists of Professional Engineers from multiple backgrounds including HVAC, Electrical, Controls, Technology and Plumbing. This diversity allows us to maximize the energy and maintenance savings for our customers by looking at opportunities from all angles.
For more information, please contact us 614-443-1178.
Congratulations Teays Valley Local School District!
As part of the Phase One LED Lighting Project completed by Dynamix Energy Services, the District qualified for a Utility Rebate. On June 27, South Central Power awarded Teays Valley Local School District with a check in the amount of $45,000.
MANSFIELD – A Columbus energy services engineering company and a familiar face in the Mansfield community will join forces to develop a comprehensive assessment of infrastructure systems and equipment in 10 Mansfield City Schools buildings.
Their final report will play a major role in eventual board of education decisions about renovation of existing facilities versus possible new construction.
The board voted Tuesday to award a $22,450 contract to Dynamix Energy Services Ltd. and employ former Mansfield Senior High Principal Stan Jefferson as “project ombudsman.”
In that capacity, Jefferson will work closely with Dynamix engineers to review all draft findings and provide feedback to the report’s overall recommendations. Jefferson, also a former Tyger head football and track coach, will be paid $25 an hour for his work.
The detailed study will evaluate a dozen areas in each building, including heating and electrical systems, plumbing and fixtures, lighting, ventilation/air conditioning, sewage system and water supply.
“We are thrilled to have Stan with us,” said Scott McKenzie, a Dynamix energy consultant. “I don’t think we could do the district justice without his background and knowledge. We will be looking at buildings from an infrastructure standpoint — the things you don’t always see.”
Jefferson, who worked with the Ohio State University football program from 2004 until just recently, said he welcomes the opportunity to participate in the assessment.
“As a member of the community, I have been asked to be part of this,” he said. “The district is looking at how we can be more efficient. How can we reduce costs and offer the latest technology? And safety is a new component confronting all school districts.”
McKenzie said he and Jefferson will be joined by two Dynamix senior engineers for inspections at all buildings after securing drawings from Bob Booth, the district’s director of operations.
“It will take at least two days, maybe longer, for us to complete walk-throughs of all the buildings,” McKenzie said. “There will be lots and lots of information to pore over. Stan will assist us in that.”
Jefferson and McKenzie, who also is a member of the Upper Arlington Board of Education, have a prior professional relationship.
“I did my superintendent internship under Scott when he was a superintendent,” Jefferson said. “I know him and I know his company well.”
Jefferson served as Mansfield Senior High assistant principal from 1997 to 2003 before assuming the principal role during the 2003-2004 school year. He recalled the campaign that led to the construction of the current Senior High building.
“When we were talking about building the new Senior High, some people asked why not renovate the old building. But to get the old building up to standards would have cost more than building the new, state-of-the-art facility,” he said.
Jefferson said he and then-superintendent Ron Morvai led 40 community meetings leading up to the decision to build the new high school.
“I also conducted Saturday morning tours of the old building,” Jefferson said. “On rainy mornings I showed visitors how buckets were catching water from the leaking roof.”
McKenzie said Dynamix hopes to have the facilities assessment report to the board of education by late August.
Jefferson said the goal is “transparent and complete information.”
“Our community — as we do as individuals in our homes — can’t make a choice until it knows the facts and costs,” he said. “When the facts are known, we can make an economic choice about the best way to save taxpayers’ money while providing the best education for our children.”
Buildings involved in the assessment and evaluation study, and the year each was built, according to district records, include: Malabar Intermediate, 1962; Sherman Elementary, 1961; Spanish Immersion (formerly Brinkerhoff), 1950, addition in 1956; Hedges, 1872, additions in 1899, 1911, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1950, 1956; Prospect Elementary, 1950, addition in 1961; Springmill STEM Elementary, 1961; West Fifth building, 1950; Woodland Elementary, 1936, addition in 1950; Mansfield Senior High, 2004; and Raemelton administration building, 1961.
Dynamix Energy Services Announcement – PJM Curtailment Service Provider
Columbus, Ohio, March 19, 2018: Dynamix Energy Services is pleased to announce our recent relationship with PJM as a Curtailment Service Provider (CSP). As a Curtailment Service Provider, Dynamix Energy Services can enroll our clients in the PJM Demand Response Program. Demand Response is a voluntary program that incentivizes customers for reducing their electricity use (load), when requested by PJM. When the reliability of the electrical grid is threatened, Demand Response Participants are called upon to reduce the electrical load for their facility.
The Demand Response Program complements our existing Energy Solutions.
Dynamix Energy Solutions:
Turn Key Energy Projects
Demand & Capacity Management
Building Fine Tuning
On-Going Technical Services
Dynamix Energy Services is committed to reducing energy consumption, enhancing comfort, and reducing utility costs for our clients. In addition, we focus on resolving ongoing facility challenges, optimizing mechanical, lighting, control and exterior systems with guaranteed energy savings.
PJM is a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. PJM operates a competitive wholesale electricity market and manages the high-voltage electricity grid to ensure reliability for more than 65 million people. In addition, PJM’s regional grid and market operations produce annual savings of $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion in ensuring reliability, providing the needed generating capacity and reserves managing the output of generation resources to meet demand and procuring specialized service that protects grid stability.
About Dynamix Energy Services
Dynamix Energy Services (DES) is a full service, vendor-neutral, Energy Services Company that focuses on implementing and installing creative, well-engineered, solutions to our customers. Our team consists of Professional Engineers from multiple backgrounds including, HVAC, Electrical, Controls, Technology, and Plumbing. This diversity allows us to maximize the energy and maintenance savings for our customers by looking at opportunities from all angles. For more information, please contact us 614-443- 1178.
Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents
For the third year in a row, Dynamix Energy Services is sponsoring the OACTS Issues Forum on April 13. We are looking forward to seeing all of the Superintendents from Career and Technical Education Centers. During this event, Dynamix will provide information on the importance of Capacity Management and OACTS Members will be offered a Free Evaluation of their Utility Bills.
OACTS fosters relationships among Ohio’s Career Center and Joint Vocational School Superintendents in order to share best practices and advocate for career-technical and adult education in Ohio.
The organization communicates and works with legislators throughout Ohio to foster an understanding of how career-technical and adult education impacts the lives of students and contributes to the workforce of Ohio by supplying skilled workers to help grow Ohio’s economy.
Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) Trade Show
April 19 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm
Dynamix Energy Services is excited to be participating in the OASBO TradeShow again this year. Please plan on stopping by the Dynamix Booth #327. This is a great opportunity to learn how Dynamix Energy Services can assist your School District in reducing energy consumption and lowering utility costs.
OASBO Trade Show
April 19, 9:15 am – 4:00 pm – Trade Show Day & Time Greater Columbus Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C | Columbus, Ohio
The Trade Show hours:
9:15 am – 4:00 pm Trade Show Hours (closed during lunch hour, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm)
9:15 am – 10:15 am – Dedicated Trade Show Time (no other events taking place)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Dedicated Trade Show Time (no other events taking place)
Dynamix Energy Services looks forward to meeting with the various Facility Management Professionals at the OPFMA Conference and Trade Show in October. Dynamix Representatives will be on hand to discuss how they enhanced the energy performance for many Public Facilities within the State of Ohio.
OPFMA was formed to fill the need for ongoing education for employees of public facilities maintenance. OPFMA strives to assist facility maintenance personnel at all levels in order to provide the highest level of service to their agencies. If you are involved with maintenance of a government or a non-profit facility, OPFMA will fill your needs.
In a world of flashy sales brochures, confusing marketing terms, and ever changing technologies it can be overwhelming to know what is important when selecting and buying a building automation and controls. The important items that building owners should not compromise on are listed below.
Controls architecture refers to overall BAS network structure, hierarchy, and physical layout of the system. A typical architecture has some type of supervisory controller that is housed on a PC or server. When purchasing a new control system make sure the controls architecture allows for expansion. Whether it is the addition of few devices or an entire facility it is important to make sure the control systems have extra capacity.
Supported Communication Protocols
Data is communicated between devices through a Communication Protocol. It is the language that a particular device is able to interpret and forward to other devices on the network. Some common protocols are BACnet, Lon, and Modbus.
When selecting a control system choose one where the front end is compatible with a number of protocols. This will give greater flexibility as building equipment and devices change over time.
Graphics and Accessibility
Building graphics refer to the building automation interface. This is the primary way that building managers and maintenance staff interact with the building automation system.
Look for a control system that utilizes an HTML5 based graphics package. HTML5 is compatible with all internet browsers and is mobile friendly allowing for the ability to access the BAS on all devices.
Trends and Alarming
Do not consider any control system that does not provide trending and alarming capabilities. Trends refer to the ability to store and view historical data such as room temperature for the past 5 days. Alarms are alerts to problems within the facility.
When selecting a control system look for a truly open system… one that will not lock you into a single contractor. This means a system that utilizes a non‐proprietary open protocol such as BACnet. A system that utilizes control products that are available from multiple suppliers, and a system that utilizes open software not locked down by licenses or configuration tools only available from a few select companies.
Training and Support
There are numerous control systems that provide all the critical characteristics listed above, and for this reason the single biggest differentiator when selecting a control system is the training and support provided after the installation by the controls contractor. Never install a new controls system without having detailed plan and associated cost for training and support after the installation is complete.
Editor’s Note: Sean Weber is an Energy Engineer with Dynamix Energy Services. Sean may be contacted at 614‐443‐1178 ext. 246 or E‐mail to: sweber@dynamix‐ltd.com.
Many have taken advantage of Ohio’s deregulation laws which allow customers to “shop” or competitively bid out the generation portion of their bill. In the past, if a company other than AEP Ohio was used to produce the power, AEP Ohio would only charge the customer for distribution services.
Now, AEP Ohio is charging for both transmission and distribution services even if they are not responsible for generating the power.
Let’s take a look at exactly how this impacts your electric bill and how to offset it with Dynamix Energy Services Demand Management Protocol.