Proven Energy Savings from Re-commissioning and Real Time Energy Monitoring

By: Randi Kruse Leading organizations in energy management are constantly keeping abreast of outlying variables that affect their building’s overall cost and consumption data. With electricity prices seemingly on a never-ending rise and consumers and board members demanding organizations to run sustainable operations, it’s no surprise that companies are jumping at the chance to take… Read more »

Energy Incentive Series: The Retrofit Program

By: Tiffany Richmond The next incentive discussed in our series is the Retrofit Program. This program is a part of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) saveONenergy program. What is it? The Retrofit Program provides substantial financial incentives for replacing existing equipment with high efficiency equipment and for installing new control systems. Up to 50% of project… Read more »

Re-commissioning Benefits – Isn’t Preventative Maintenance Enough?

By: Luke Ferdinands Existing building commissioning – which I will refer to here as re-commissioning for simplicity’s sake – is quickly becoming a part of leading organizations’ business strategy.  A strategic approach to re-commissioning existing buildings can generate not only energy savings, but a host of other benefits for both facility owners and tenants.  Why… Read more »

The Business Case for LEED Part 2: What is the Process? Why Should I Certify?

By: Jordan Hall In part one – understanding which rating system is best for you – I introduced LEED and discussed the various rating systems that are available and the unique characteristics of each.  But before you determine which rating system applies to your project, it’s important to understand that not everyone can apply for LEED… Read more »

The Business Case for LEED Part 1- Understanding Which Rating System is Best for You

By: Jordan Hall The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is made up of tens of thousands of member companies, chapters, students and community volunteers that are moving the building industry forward.   They are 79 chapters, 14,000 member organizations and 162,000 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professionals strong, and they share the same vision… Read more »