Rochester, NY

Johnson and Johnson – Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Building

The ability to continuously analyze building systems for possible inefficiencies helped our team make modifications to controls to provide energy savings.

Entrance view of the Johnson and Johnson Ortho Clinical Diagnonstics Building

Value Delivered

Johnson and Johnson – Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) finalized a collaborative energy study of their two facilities located in Rochester, NY. The resulting energy conservation measures (ECMs) focused on operational improvements involving their existing building automation systems. 

To effectively track the energy savings associated with implementing these ECMs, OCD partnered with EMCOR Services Betlem (Betlem) to design and install a continuous commissioning platform for both buildings.

Client Objectives

To help maintain OCD’s status as an industry leader, they have taken a proactive approach to managing their operating costs by developing and implementing energy savings projects across their Rochester, NY facilities.


Betlem utilized a software and service platform called Serious Energy Manager (SEM) to develop the baseline of energy consumption for each facility, as well as track energy savings from projects that were implemented. 

Through SEM, our team helped ensure that OCD would be able to record their utility consumption in real time, as well as take advantage of SEM’s ability to continuously analyze building systems and identify systems that are out of tune, running at incorrect times, or running inefficiently. The analytics used to monitor the building systems helped contribute to developing a list of operational and maintenance changes and ECMs.

The identified operational and maintenance changes and ECMs included:

  • Boiler turns off when there is no need for heating
  • Economizer brings in sufficient outside air
  • Chilled water temperature set point is set to meet demand
  • Repair compressed air leaks
  • Replace existing V-belts with synchronous drive belts
  • Install time clock to control exhaust fan 
  • Install lighting occupancy sensors
  • Install variable frequency drives
  • Exterior lighting upgrades
  • Upgrade air handling units
  • Install new dust control system to reduce compressed air consumption

Client Background

Johnson and Johnson – Ortho‐Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is the leading provider of total solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring, and confirming diseases.