Need an Energy Audit?
The need to reduce energy costs is becoming increasingly important for building owners, and energy audits have begun to play a more significant role in managing energy expenses.
Energy audits can encompass a variety of surveying techniques but most commonly consist of an analysis of energy usage within a building or facility and its contained equipment.
BC Comfort has the necessary expertise to help you assess and manage your commercial energy conservation needs.
Here are 3 reasons to consider an energy audit:
1) Our audits are conducted by Certified Energy Managers to provide:
- A baseline of energy consumption
- Segregated facility(s) energy spend based on function
- An asset catalogue
- A strategic plan for energy cost reduction through collaboration
- Create energy project budgets
2) Our focus is on energy and carbon footprint reduction so you can continue to focus on running your facility(s) and business in general.
3) We'll identify potential incentives and prepare funding paperwork.
Here's an example of savings
During a recent building energy project study we were tasked with finding a means to optimize a client's facilities cooling infrastructure.
Through our analysis, the audit identified an energy solution enabling 107,000 kWh or $5,885.00 per annum in electrical savings. Through the feasibility stage of the audit, secondary savings were identified at $8,000.00 associated to maintenance cost savings.
The cumulative savings equated to a project internal rate of return (IRR) equal to 27%. Greenhouse gas reductions correlated to a 28% reduction over the existing infrastructure.
To learn more about how an energy audit can help you to achieve your energy savings and sustainability goals, contact our energy services team today.
BC Comfort Yields Further Savings with Climate Smart
As a Climate Smart certified business, we are continuing our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.
This year, we completed our second greenhouse gas inventory with Climate Smart and recorded a 6% emission reduction from the baseline.
This included an impressive 66% reduction in natural gas use, a 13% reduction in electricity use, and a 51% reduction in emissions associated with office paper use.
The GHG emissions inventory is conducted according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, (“the GHG Protocol”).
The GHG Protocol is an internationally recognised standard published by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development.
Our list of reduction strategies include ongoing fleet replacement with more fuel-efficient vehicles, implementation of route optimization software, heating system upgrades, lighting retrofits, paperless document management, and more.
Moving forward, we are working to further reduce our emissions by continuing to focus on strategies aimed at transportation, heating, electricity, garbage, and paper consumption.