Whether you replace equipment or add more efficient components, upgrading your mechanical systems—heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC), energy management systems, variable frequency drives (VFD), electronically commutated motors (ECM), steam traps, heat reclamation, Combined Heat and Power (CHP)—will have a significant reduction on your costs.
More than 30 percent of the energy consumed in commercial, industrial and institutional facilities goes to HVAC, making these systems an important component in reducing operating and energy costs. We identify and eliminate inefficiencies in HVAC equipment, such as chiller systems, boilers, furnaces, rooftop units, air-handling units, ventilation, exhaust systems and duct-work.
Energy Management Systems and Controls
A building that is not occupied 24-hours per day does not require continuous heating, cooling and ventilation. By adding an energy management system and controls, you can produce trend analysis, annual consumption forecasts and facilitate energy usage management across facilities. The automation and control of energy-consuming equipment, through equipment scheduling, demand-limiting technology and other methods, significantly lowers energy costs and reduces unnecessary wear and tear on equipment, reducing maintenance costs.
By using VFDs, you can automatically control motor speed to achieve desired output. This results in a more efficient use of fans and pumps, including compressors, circulating pumps, dust collection systems, ventilation systems, evaporator fans, ventilation fans and cooling towers.
With an ECM, power is pulsed on and off electronically with semi-conductor devices. By varying the timing and duration of pulses, you benefit from speed control while maintaining high torque at start and over a broad speed range.
Approximately 15 to 25 percent of steam traps in existing facilities are leaking, representing opportunities to save hundreds to thousands of dollars on energy and water at a single site annually. In addition, optimizing steam traps offers a considerable potential for improving the steam usage for heating and other energy needs in a facility, further cutting energy costs.
Industrial ovens and equipment produce substantial amounts of waste heat during normal operation. This waste heat is typically released into the environment. But we can implement systems to recover it, allowing you to use it for space heating or preheating certain pieces of equipment. That's another way we can save you heating energy costs.
CHP systems are an efficient on-site power system that burns natural gas to generate a portion of a facility's power. The power produced by these systems can be delivered through various mediums, from hot water for space heating to hot water systems or steam for industrial uses.
Energy Audit Request Hotline: (626) 319-5559