energy engineering and demand-side strategy
Often, the energy systems in a building, such as HVAC and lighting, are not programmed to match the way a building is used, which can result in wasted energy. Retro-commissioning works to solve this problem.
Retro-commissioning (RCx) is the adjustment of existing equipment and controls to improve the use, comfort, and energy consumption of a building. Often referred to as "tune-up", retro-commissioning seeks to identify low-cost to no-cost measures to improve the control, scheduling and operation of building systems to acheive peak performance. While energy savings can vary depending on the building type, location, and the scope of the retro-commissioning project, retro-commissioning, on average, can reduce a building's energy usage by 16%.
360 Energy Group is an approved RCx Service Provider with several major utilities and energy efficiency programs including:
Reducing energy use and cost starts with a clear understanding of the opportunities available. One of the best first steps you can take is to benchmark the energy use of your building.
Energy benchmarking is the practice of comparing a building’s current energy performance with its baseline performance or the energy performance of a similar building. Benchmarking improves stakeholders’ understanding of how the facility is consuming energy, allowing individuals and organizations to better analyze trends and make better-informed decisions on managing energy use.
Today, energy benchmarking is a standard energy management procedure for companies and institutions to lower energy costs. In fact, numerous states and cities have passed Energy Benchmarking laws, requiring building owners to benchmark their buildings and disclose the results as a way to motivate building owners into action.
Need help benchmarking your building or complying with your state/city benchmarking laws? 360 Energy Group can help.
360 Energy Group provides customizable energy benchmarking services. We have benchmarked over 2 million square feet ranging from industrial facilities to shopping malls to apartment buildings. As part of our services, we can:
Benchmark your building(s) through ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager
Verify your benchmarking data
Submit your benchmarking data to the required state/city agency
Quickly identify 'next step' energy efficiency opportunities that can improve building energy performance