This schematic drawing includes some of the sample clean-technologies that we may recommend for inclusion at your property. For each of our clients, we prepare a cost benefit analysis after reviewing the existing condition and understanding your goals as they relate to energy savings and overall sustainability.
Top 21 Initiatives for Energy Intelligence
Note: Lighting and HVAC optimization is typically the "low hanging fruit" of Energy Intelligence, with paybacks withing one to three years, subject to factors such as the existing technology, hours of operation, and cost per kWh.
NEW for 2019: Dynamic Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Optimization without Upgrading Existing Equipment
Property Owners and Managers face many choices when it comes to upgrading commercial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems, so we are pleased to offer, through our strategic partner, a way to generate 15% to 40% savings without changing any of the equipment. In short, the algorithm optimizes chillers and cooling systems to create efficiencies without impacting thermostat settings and without generating any downtime or upfront costs. Payment is on the monthly savings performance. The algorithm is ideal for central cooling systems with a chilled water loop or facilities like grocery stores and beverage/food distribution centers with high refrigeration loads. Learn More about Air Conditioning Optimization.
Breakdown corresponding to the numbers on the schematic drawing:
- Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
- Solar Thermal (Water heating)
- Wind (Vertical Axis Turbines)
- Epoxy Cool Roof Systems (ECRS)
- Insulation – Roof/Ceilings
- LED Lighting - Options: Sensors (Occupancy, Light Harvesting, etc.) Battery Backups; LiFi (Occupancy monitoring and internet access); “Driverless” Fixtures for Direct Current Microgrids
- Insulation - Walls
- Blinds (Retractable “smart” tech)
- LED Lighting (e.g. sconces, pendants, desk lamps, etc.)
- Plug load (Controls “smart” tech)
- Geothermal (integration with exterior/wells)
- HVAC - High Efficiency and Optimization with Algorithms
- Water Management (filtration and waste water)
- LED Lighting for (a) property, (b) landscape, (c) parking and street lights (advanced sensors for security)
- Water conservation (for landscaping)
- Solar (Ground mount)
- Wind (Pole mount)
- Building Energy Management Systems
- Internet of Things
- Direct Current (DC) Microgrid
Direct Current (DC) Microgrid Highlights:
Savings Performance with DC Microgrids:
Sample Strategic Partnerships
Through our direct connection with Independence LED Lighting, we have had the great fortune of working with leading companies, such as the ones below.
You can now cost-effectively change out the rest of your lights. See sample LED Case Studies.
Learn more about the advanced optimization for commercial air conditioning and refrigeration though the OptikW Platform. You don't have to replace existing chillers and equipment!
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Sample Info on Technology Providers
For technology related to Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC), Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal (Water Heating), Metering, and Installation, we work with regional companies to meet the specific needs of any given facility owner and manager. In many cases, our clients have in-house staff or preferred installers, and we coordinate with them to integrate the new technology accordingly.
This information includes highlights on a few of the innovative technology companies that we work with to deliver results for our clients. While we engage with companies around the world, these examples below are U.S. technology manufacturers that meet the Buy American Act (BAA) Compliance for U.S. production with substantial transformation of materials and over 50% U.S. components.
The “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, signed by President Trump on April 18, 2017, and the goal of government waste reduction are expected to usher in tremendous opportunities across the 3.4 billion sq ft of U.S. federal real estate. Many private sector companies also embrace MADE IN USA technology, given the benefits of quality, reliability, and job creation.
Independence LED Lighting
Independence LED Lighting is one of the very first authentic US manufacturers of commercial LED light fixtures, with installations ranging from the US military to the Fortune 100. The technology saves 50% or more over traditional lighting, lasts five times longer, is toxic free, and is also smart control enabled for dimming, occupancy sensing, and natural light harvesting. In 2010, Independence LED brought the manufacturing from China to southeastern Pennsylvania and has since won awards ranging from the Green Business of the Year to the Best Lighting Retrofit by the US Green Building Council. Independence LED works with US veterans for installation and distribution, and also provides job training though the LED Boot Camps, held monthly for over seven years. We offer the industry leading 10 year warranty, and 2017 marks our 10 year anniversary of delivering reliable and cost-effective lighting solutions. Our technology is Buy American Act (BAA) Compliant, manufactured in the U.S.A with over 50% domestic components. www.IndependenceLED.com
Independence LED manufactures high performance illumination products through advanced engineering, inclusion of top quality components, and quality assurance throughout the production process.
- Authentic MADE IN USA LED lighting for energy-efficient luminaires
- Buy American Act (BAA) Compliant
- Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliant
- Extremely high USA content: Over 80% in many cases
- Industry leading 10 Year Warranty, without “fine print” that limits run times and components
- Proven Performance Track Record with failures less than 0.0001% (1 in 10,000)
- Longevity with Case Studies, dating back many years
- Advanced Thermal Management (e.g. Top Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) aluminum vs FR4 and deep fin aluminum heat sinks)
- Top Drivers with dimming standard and options for in-field programming, subject to fixture
- High Efficiency (lumens / watt)
- Emergency backup batteries: Lithium vs nickel-cadmium
- Company history: 10 years of operation
Additional opportunities for savings:
Bert (Best Energy Reduction Technologies)
Wifi energy savings plug load management
Best Energy Reduction Technologies, LLC has developed and patented the Bert Plug Load Management System. Bert lowers commercial energy expenses up to 65% by automatically and remotely controlling the power consumption of thousands of plug load devices via a standard 802.11 WiFi network. By building and patenting our system around industry standard WiFi (802.11) network technology, Bert is the only Plug Load solution that lets our customers utilize their existing networks and control their plug load in mass. www.BertBrain.com
Many facilities are closed more hours than they are open. With plug based load accounting for an increasing amount of energy consumption, effective plug load management is important for any facility or energy manager. Because Bert® leverages your existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, you have the power to schedule devices, continuously monitor energy use, and alter schedules or on/off states on the fly.
- Beverage Vending Machines
- Water Fountains
- Water Coolers
- Water Heaters
- Window Air Conditioning Units
- Electronics: Copiers, Flat Screens, and Computers
Bert® is an effective energy measurement and control device for the hundreds or thousands of plug-based devices and circuit applications throughout your organization. Bert® is your remote control… for EVERYTHING!
Because it can control anything that plugs into a standard 15 AMP/120 VAC outlet or runs on a 110 or 220 VAC circuit, Bert® provides the versatility and flexibility for nearly any enterprise. Whether it’s controlling hundreds of water coolers within a facility, or providing the ability to cut power to non-essential uses during a load-shedding event, or cutting energy use when facilities are not in use, the Bert® plug load management system provides powerful solutions to a whole host of applications. The measurement capability provides the knowledge you need to create schedules and document savings.
UgMO (Underground Monitoring)
Water Technology Solutions
UgMO Technologies (“Underground Monitoring”), is a leader in smart water management solutions, providing clients with information to maximize water resource efficiency, drive down cost and enhance environmental sustainability. Across the globe, water consumption has tripled in the last 50 years. Managing the supply and availability of water is one of the most critical natural resource issues facing the United States and the world. As a result of decline in supply, price increases are inevitable. With its patented technology, UgMO is the first of its kind to wirelessly control and optimize irrigation systems. www.UgMO.com
UgMO Commercial Irrigation Management Is Good for Your Business. UgMO commercial irrigation management systems can help your bottom line. How? When you reduce your landscape irrigation use, you have reduced one of the greatest area of waste in your business. Landscapes consume 58% of urban water, and are over-watered by 30-to-300%. With UgMO, you are conserving water, energy and dollars by eliminating the water that is wasted by over-watering. You are also eliminating all the associated costs that go with over-watering: diseased landscape, fertilizer runoff, hardscape destruction. As water rates rise across the country and water reserves are depleted, why go another season without saving? And UgMO understands that protecting the health and appearance of lush, manicured grounds adds value and street appeal to your property. Because UgMO knows exactly how much water your particular soil needs, your plants and turf get only as much water as they need – no more no less. Plants and grasses are at their healthiest with UgMO.
Sample Results: UgMO at WORK in Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, AZ: Ranked among the busiest airports in the country, The Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix occupies over 3,000 acres and has 100,00 passengers using it’s runways every day. Like all businesses in the desert Southwest, the facilities team at the airport were concerned about the water shortage and the associated increasing costs of water. The challenge to preserve the lush greens lining the airport entrance while reducing water consumption was met by installing UgMO sensors throughout the landscaped area to keep moisture in the optimal zone without wasting water and money. In the first 2 months at work, UgMO saved over 470,000 gallons of water!