We Group’s vision for energy assessment and efficiency is to achieve an industry-leading reputation as an energy solutions provider. We are the first electrical contractor in the region to have completed LEED Silver, Gold, and Platinum projects. We has since completed multiple Net-Zero buildings and remodels. We are committed to LEED best practices for every client.
Energy Assessments Play a Critical Role
• reduce operating costs
• prepare for cap and trade of energy credits
• reduce energy consumptions
• reduce carbon footprint
What is an Energy Assessment?
Energy assessments are inspections, surveys, and analyses of a building’s systems. They evaluate natural resource usage efficiency and identify energy conservation opportunities. They often reduce energy consumption and cost. Energy assessments include evaluating systems such as:
• building envelope
• compressed air
• process systems
• operation, control, and maintenance of all the above
How are Energy Assessments Used?
Energy assessments provide knowledge used to allocate resources, make funding decisions, and drive energy management strategies and planning. They validate energy management initiatives, ensuring they are effective and sustainable. Energy assessments identify financially viable projects that:
• improve energy usage and efficiency
• improve application and utilization of alternative energy sources or strategies
• reduce maintenance costs
We works with each client on a customized basis to prepare customized energy efficiency proposals. We conduct site visits to review and analyze relevant systems. We refer to the pyramid diagram to identify systems that consume the most energy and are the most cost effective to change.
STANDARD ENERGY ASSESSMENT LEVELS
We provides clients three different levels of in-depth energy assessments. We can also create custom audit scopes for targeted assessments on select systems. We target and analyze systems that have the largest energy impact and return on investment.
Level 1 – LIGHTING ASSESSMENT
Basic no cost/low cost opportunities are identified and corrective measures are briefly described. Lighting efficiency and control systems are assessed, and a report is prepared recommending different strategies.
Level 2 – MID-LEVEL ASSESSMENT
Energy conservation opportunities are identified, corrective measures briefly described and quick estimates of energy reductions and cost are provided. Level of detail is sufficient to prioritize energy-efficiency projects and determine the need for a more detailed assessment, study, or design.
Level 3 – EXTENSIVE ASSESSMENT
Every relevant system is tested for efficiency, identifying all energy conservation opportunities appropriate for a facility. The level of detail is sufficient to justify project implementation and to commit design funds.
Steps in Performing an Energy Audit
We collects site-specific data through extensive research. We provide the client with detailed energy efficiency information so they can make the most informed decision. Weifield handles all the testing and analysis, making the process simple and easy for the client.
• historical energy usage data is collected and analyzed from the building and operational characteristics
• modifications or operational changes are identified, reducing the energy usage and cost
• testing, design, engineering, and economical analysis of potential modifications is performed
• energy conservation opportunities are summarized with corresponding savings and cost, so prioritization and allocation of resources can be accomplished
• a complete report is prepared documenting systems, analysis processes, and energy provider rebates
WE ARE CAREFUL TO ANALYZE ALL ASPECTS OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND OPTIMIZATION
• Review and application of equipment and components, reducing energy consumption cost.
• Review organizational readiness and buy-in for energy management plans and goals.
• Support and improve energy conservation initiatives.
• Maximize no-cost/low-cost improvement opportunities
• Review project’s sequencing strategies, capacity optimization, and energy recovery solutions.
TYPICAL ENERGY CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES
Upon completion of the assessment, We will suggest energy conservation opportunities. Typical energy savings can be found in the following areas:
• lamp and fixture technology
• control, dimming, and automation
• daylight harvesting
• control and commissioning
• demand control ventilation
• equipment maintenance
• reflective and/or ‘green’ rooftops
• variable frequency drives
• demand control
• air leak programs
• air quality optimization
• capacity matches consumption
• equipment maintained and operated efficiently
• business operations and system control and alignment
• retro or continuous commissioning
GAS DRIVEN ABSORPTION
• type of hot water system
• toilet using gray water
• insulation and gray water integration
• peak demand saving
• effective use of exhaust heat
• CHP solutions
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES
• photovoltaic arrays
• wind power
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