Optimize the performance of your chilled water system
Think of Existing Building Commissioning (EBC) like you would a thorough tune-up for your car. The goal is to optimize all components for maximum energy efficiency. For your chiller, this means measuring and assessing all key variables to uncover opportunities for efficiency gains.
Just like a tune-up, the assessment may also identify equipment that could benefit from a proactive upgrade. High-efficiency upgrades may qualify for additional Retrofit Program incentives of up to 50% of project costs.
Typical energy savings are between 10% and 30%
Although savings vary by system, most buildings can expect to see up to 30% reduction in energy use. Not only will you see immediate energy savings, you’ll also benefit from lower operational costs and maintenance savings every year.
Is EBC right for you?
You may qualify for incentives if your chilled water system:
Cools an area greater than 50,000 square feet
Is more than three years old
Isn't scheduled for replacement in the next two years
Hasn't been retrofitted in the past three years
You must also have an annual electricity demand greater than 50 kW. And, if you lease your building, you'll need the owner's consent.
Typically, the best candidates for EBC are:
- Condominiums and apartments
- Offices, malls, large retail stores and hotels
- Hospitals, universities, schools and municipal buildings
One EBC incentive application
Four phases to achieve ongoing efficiency
Scoping Study Phase
(incentives pay up to $2,500)
Hire a qualified Commissioning Agent to detail the condition of your system and identify the savings opportunities.
(incentives pay up to $30,000)
Data is collected from your system and analyzed. Your Commissioning Agent will recommend energy-efficiency measures.
(incentives pay up to $5,000)
Measures with a payback period of less than two years must be implemented. For projects with a payback greater than two years, additional Retrofit Program incentives are available. The Commissioning Agent analyzes the results and prepares a report.
(incentives pay up to $2,500)
The Commissioning Agent prepares a report outlining the annual energy consumption and savings for your system and the training provided.
Four paths to EBC incentives
Ideally, metering equipment would be installed to isolate component performance and identify specific areas for upgrades. This means that any recommendations are based on real data generated by your system, not hypothetical or modeled information.
If it's not feasible to install metering equipment, such as for urgent projects, there are other approaches available. Please note that the amount of the incentive available will vary based on the path you take.
Retrofit Program incentives for equipment upgrades
If your Commissioning Agent recommends equipment upgrades not covered under EBC, you may qualify for additional Retrofit Program incentives that pay up to 50% of project costs.
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