As part of our on-going service commitment, we also provide valuable resources for our customers’ energy projects, tips on improving energy efficiency as well as industry and regulatory information.
IESO Keys to Managing Energy
By understanding how and when your facility uses electricity, you will be able to discover opportunities to cut costs and boost profits. You will also be able to tell your customers and community that your business is using electricity wisely. Read more about managing energy with IESO.
ISO 50001 will establish a framework for industrial plants; commercial, institutional, and governmental facilities; and entire organizations to manage energy. Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, it is estimated that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use. Read More about the ISO 50001.
Advanced Rooftop Controls (ARC)
Advanced Rooftop Controls are digital systems that allow for remote monitoring and the ability to control fan speed and thermostat. By adding ARCs to basic commercial HVAC systems, they can deliver total energy savings of 25-75%. Read more about Advanced Rooftop Controls (ARC).
OMAFRA Energy Efficiency for Food Processing Sector
Food plant design creates invisible costs. Learning how to find these hidden costs is what sustainability is all about. This helpful OMAFRA resource centre suggests a ways to reduce processing costs as you learn, enables your plant to join green marketing opportunities, and teaches methods on how to manage your environmental footprint. Read more about at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools
ASHRAE design guidelines for achieving 30% energy reduction in schools. Section AS1 on page 151 addresses specifications for achieving efficient power distribution.
Specification of Energy-Efficient Transformers.
Energy-efficient transformers should be specified using DOE’s CSL-3 Standard as the basis. Specifications must include maximum no-load losses for specified transformers sizes and percent efficiency at 16.7% loading. A statement should be included in the specifications that requires the bid submission to include test data for the transformers being provided. Read more about the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Schools.
Mark Paralovos and Jonathan Knowles have a conversation about climate change, energy efficiency and the effects of both in Guelph. The goal is to decrease the carbon footprint in a way people can find the benefit in. There is a list of environmental, cost-saving options that people can choose from and implement what they want. Aside from the environment, doing these things is beneficial for your monthly housing budget and for your energy budget. Mark and Jonathan look at the realistic next steps for local energy conservation.
“We took all of the feedback [we got] and we said ‘this is what we believe that the community wants from an initiative like this.’”
Industrial Conservation Initiative Backgrounder
The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) is a form of demand response that allows participating customers to manage their global adjustment (GA) costs by reducing demand during peak periods. Customers who participate in the ICI, referred to as Class A, pay GA based on their percentage contribution to the top five peak Ontario demand hours (i.e., peak demand factor) over a 12-month base period.Read more about the Industrial Conservation Initiative Backgrounder.