ESP takes a holistic approach to evaluating and recommending energy-saving improvements that cover all aspects of how your buildings use energy; including energy supply, facilities and systems, and human behavior. These are some of the typical solutions we evaluate:
The most common boiler types are steam and hot water, but boilers can come in a multitude of configurations, sizes, and fuel types.
Air infiltration is a significant source of heat loss and heat gain in buildings and results in higher energy consumption to compensate for the additional heating and cooling loads.
Chilled water, hot water and steam distribution systems often provide numerous opportunities for utility savings due to the energy losses that can occur in these systems.
New technology in recent years has improved chiller efficiencies across all types of chiller systems.
When attempting to save energy, how building occupants use energy within a building, and how they operate the building, are just as important as the building equipment and systems.
Adding controls or enhancing existing controls provides significant opportunities for saving energy, especially energy that is being used when it is not needed.
The efficiencies of new HVAC systems far exceed equipment from even a decade ago.
Using the latest technologies, savings from lighting can often be up to 45% or more compared to older fluorescent technologies, and upwards of 70%-90% compared to incandescent lamps.
Constant volume systems operate at the level of their peak design, meaning they provide the same amount of air or fluid regardless of the heating or cooling load.
Electrical plug loads (computers, monitors, printers, copiers, projectors, televisions, audio equipment, chargers, task lights, computer speakers, space heaters, etc.)
Specialized processes can be major energy consumers, and sources of cost, in many commercial and industrial environments.
Whether they are small individual units or large commercial/industrial units, refrigeration equipment typically runs year round to keep perishable items from spoiling.
Renewable energy systems take advantage of natural energy sources that are constantly and sustainably replenished, such as the sun, wind, or the earth.
Retro-commissioning is the process of evaluating the specific components of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, building automation and other energy-consuming systems to determine if they are functioning correctly, and subsequently correcting any deficiencies that are found.
Utility costs can be saved on the supply side so that the amount you pay per unit of energy is minimized, which can have a significant impact on your overall utility costs.
New plumbing technologies provide excellent functionality while utilizing less water than older systems.