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Energy Conservation Measures

Our Job is to Provide System Solutions Financed by Savings

Our strength as an Energy Performance Contractor comes from our holistic engineering approach to energy conservation. We examine the customer's facility energy issues as a whole. Whenever possible, Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) with quick paybacks (e.g. energy efficient lighting retrofits, variable frequency drives, etc.) should help fund those solid ECMs with longer paybacks (e.g. energy efficient chiller and boiler replacements, thermal storage, micro-turbines, etc.). Our customer thereby achieves maximum benefit.

However, no two projects are alike and therefore, every energy conservation project is approached strictly on its own merits.

Each client has their own simple payback criteria and therefore ECMs are selected that achieve their goals. For example, many of our private industry clients have us implement ECMs that fall into the following two (2) categories:

Energy Conservation Projects not requiring major capital improvements are "typically" selected for study and subsequent implementation if they have a Simple Payback (with or without applicable rebates) of less than three (3) years.

ECMs may include:

  • Real Time Metering and Sub Metering to establish load profiles or confirm accuracy of existing utility company meters
  • Duct/Coil Cleaning (Indoor Air Quality improvements made in the process)
  • Testing & Balancing of Air and Water Systems
  • High efficiency blower motors and pumps
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Ductwork redesign
  • Piping redesign (steam, water and glycol piping)
  • Lighting retrofits

Energy Conservation Projects requiring major capital improvements are "typically" selected for study and subsequent implementation if they have a Simple Payback (with or without applicable rebates) of less than five (5) years.

ECMs may include:

  • Cogeneration (reciprocating, gas fired micro-turbine, gas fired turbine, steam turbines and fuel cells)
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Energy Management Systems
  • High efficiency chillers (gas absorption, electric centrifugal, high pressure steam absorption, etc.)
  • High efficiency air handling units
  • Desiccant Cooling Systems
  • Thermal Storage
  • Solar Energy
  • High efficiency boilers
  • High efficiency domestic hot water heaters
  • Energy Recovery Systems (air, steam, etc.)
  • Water Source Heat Pumps
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps (Geothermal)
  • In floor radiant heating Systems
  • Infrared Radiant Heating Systems

It should be noted that, as a rule, government clients "typically" have programs that permit for extended Simple Paybacks up to ten (10) years.

Once an energy conservation project is completed, CED ensures its continued success by instituting a "preventive maintenance" program supplemented by a centralized computerized building automation system and on-going technical support.

We welcome the opportunity to provide energy conservation services for your company. Please contact us to arrange for an appointment.