Energy has become a major factor in the cost of doing business. Within a facility lighting, mechanical equipment, computers, elevators, and process equipment; all require sizable amounts of gas or electricity.
But not only does today’s facility manager need to be concerned with total energy consumption; in the case of your electricity bill, demand is just as important. Demand is that measure of the rate at which your facility uses electricity and in some cases it may represent as much as 50% of your total bill.
In today’s business climate, the successful facility manager needs to know how energy is being used at his facility and he needs to be constantly seeking ways to reduce his energy costs without jeopardizing his business.
And this is where Building Controls and Services Inc., can help you. At BCS we have a fully trained and experienced staff of representatives based in Wichita. Our people understand energy efficiency and we have the experience to recognize energy usage issues within your facility.
We have the expertise to evaluate your facility’s energy usage and to present you with recommendations for reducing your energy bills. Recommendations may be as simple as changing the schedules for your equipment or they may include changes to your facility’s hardware. Whatever solutions we recommend will be specific to your business and your facility.
The BCS Energy Management Services TSP gives you the peace of mind that your facility is using energy wisely and efficiently.
Maximize Efficiency – Maintain Comfort
An Energy Services agreement from Building Controls and Services provides a comprehensive approach to maximizing your building’s performance. A continual process of monitoring, analysis, optimization and maintenance helps you reach your energy and environmental goals by reducing energy consumption while maintaining occupant comfort over the life of your building.
Energy Utilization Analysis Report
Snapshot report to understand performance and pinpoint areas for operational efficiency by creating an energy baseline and comparing it to industry benchmark data such as Energy Star® or the Department of Energy Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). Building Controls and Services can objectively determine building performance.
EMC is a web-based energy reporting tool that helps users create and track energy and environmental strategies. Users can monitor energy consumption and costs, measure results of facility improvements, and report environmental factors such as CO2, SOx, and CO.
Energy Budgets and Forecasts
Historical energy data is captured and used to create an energy budget. Building Controls and Services will monitor actual performance against this budget and pro-actively alert customers when costs exceed defined thresholds.
Energy Checkup goes beyond the Benchmark report in that it includes personal calls with facility personnel to take inventory of mechanical, electrical, and automation systems, and understand recently performed efficiency improvements to pinpoint causes for building inefficiencies. In addition, we will evaluate energy procurement opportunities based on market conditions and energy use.
A custom proforma is created to evaluate the use of two or more fuels in the company’s operation. Recommendations are made for selecting fuels based on costs and environmental impact.
Indoor Environmental Quality Diagnostics
A Proactive Indoor Air Quality survey of your facility is conducted to measure and document parameters important to comfort, health and good facility management. These include temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide gas (as a surrogate for outside air supply), carbon monoxide gas, total volatile organic compounds, particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter, and particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter.
Remote Energy Analysis
Ongoing analysis identifies improvement opportunities by utilizing building data to monitor performance and pinpoint behavioral changes and prioritize energy efficiency measures. The analysis includes a ranking of facilities and an analysis of year over year trends.
The operation’s current utility tariff is reviewed and an analysis is conducted with the local utility company for accuracy. We will provide a financial summation of alternative solutions and, where possible, a better tariff structure is secured with the local utility.