Energy Management

Energy Management

Energy Management

According to recent studies, residential and commercial buildings in each developed country account for approximately 40% of primary energy use and 70% of electricity use. Buildings use more energy than any other major sector, including the industrial or transportation sectors. Therefore, expanding and improving energy efficiency in existing buildings represents one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use.

Effective energy management involves identifying and understanding where and why energy is used in a facility and using that information to measure, manage, and minimize energy consumption while meeting performance standards. A certified energy management professional (EMP) and SALTecc works closely with a client and other members of the project team to develop strategies to achieve energy-related goals, improve energy efficiency, and optimize building performance. Energy management requires close coordination and collaborative effort together with facility management team during each step of the project and results have to be processed based on the actual goals.

The scope of the Energy Management Process, and the EMP’s expertise, extends far beyond a single energy audit or energy efficiency exercise. The process incorporates multiple disciplines e.g., commissioning, energy management, and testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) services provide the site-based data that supports detailed analysis and project planning.  All the knowledge-based disciplines and their effective usage create a holistic approach to each individual project. This level of detail and attention enables the EMP to address and achieve each client’s specific goals and building performance requirements.

SALTecc is certified by EMA (Energy Management Association) and follows ACG’s energy management program driven by four core disciplines;

1. Commissioning-Based Process;

The program is unique within the industry because of its emphasis on energy management within a commissioning framework. Elements of both existing building commissioning (EBCx) and testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) are referenced within virtually all steps of the ACG Energy Management Process.

2. Data-Driven Approach

The program specifies a commitment to raw data collection and focuses on field-testing and detailed analysis rather than theoretical assumptions or general suggestions.

3. Optimum Performance + Efficiency

The program addresses building energy efficiency and operations in detail. Most traditional approaches tend to rely on limited and generic (non-measurable and justifiable) solutions that do not address overall building performance. The scope of the ACG Energy Management Process is broader than energy audit programs and protocols and incorporates the implementation and validation of energy efficiency and performance improvement measures.

4. Independence

The program requires independence with respect to manufacturers, vendors, contractors, and other parties that could create potential conflicts of interest.

As SALTecc, we are proud to say that we are certified to accomplish all steps of Energy Management Process in order to accomplish the proposed goals. Our main aim is to work with performance driven approach so that quantify the results and train the user for future maintenance of optimized system.

By following the aforementioned information and using vast technical knowledge of the our electro-mechanical staff, here are some ways to lower the energy consumption of the facilities;

  • Reduce the operating schedule
  • Examine the system actual requirements and utilize Variable Frequency Drives wherever Possible
  • Inform and train the user or occupants for use ASHRAE temperature design band for indoor air conditions.
  • Minimize Outside Air (OA) without deteriorating the indoor air quality.
  • Optimize lighting for both interior and exterior spaces without changing the quality of illumination for occupation.
  • Domestic hot water usage and production.
  • Control of building envelope for air infiltration/exfiltration and elimination of thermal bridging.
  • Optimize the Building Control System and use for future monitoring.
  • Ensure PC’s and Monitors are shutdown/standby when not needed. Inform the users/occupants with the importance or reducing plug loads.

Please consult to us for more detailed information related with our past performance and project application references.