ERS has a broad range of expertise to help facility and plant managers implement more effective and efficient energy systems, improve operational effectiveness, and optimize their participation in incentive programs. We have completed numerous energy efficiency projects that have addressed all end use systems and technologies including lighting, HVAC, controls, process equipment, and distributed and renewable power generation.
Energy Efficiency Assessments
Energy Master Planning
Energy Efficiency AssessmentsERS provides technical assistance, technical review, and engineering services as well as quality assurance and training for facilities on behalf of Public Service of New Hampshire. Our typical project activities include preliminary site assessments, field data collection, detailed analyses of energy system consumptions, facility energy use breakdown and equipment baselines, and efficiency measures analyses.
Energy Master PlanningERS helped the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) assess their building stock and establish energy savings targets in order to enter into an agreement with NSTAR to receive incentives for energy efficiency measure implementation. ERS analyzed a variety of building consumption data and then worked with MIT and NSTAR to collaboratively establish potential efficiency improvements. A quantified reduction in electrical energy consumption was determined and an agreement on a specific incentive structure was reached.
Efficiency MaineERS is the delivery team consultant for the Efficiency Maine Trust Large Customer Programs, which offer incentives for the implementation of energy efficiency measures, installation of distributed generation (DG) (which includes combined heat and power [CHP] projects), and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. For DG/CHP, ERS has either secured or supports applications for projects that will generate over 120 million kWh/yr, with another 100 million kWh/yr generated in the recruitment phase. ERS worked with the Efficiency Maine Trust to design and develop the Program Opportunity Notices and is the delivery contractor, providing customer outreach, scoping audits, technical assistance (TA) review, technical review of submitted projects, contract development, invoice reviews, and inspections.
RetrocommissioningSteinway & Sons sought early compliance for New York City’s Local Law 87 Energy Audit and Retrocommissioning under the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. With partial funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Steinway contracted with ERS to perform a retrocommissioning study to investigate opportunities for low- or no-cost measures that would reduce energy costs without significant investment in capital-intensive building systems projects and ensure compliance with the requirements of the law. The estimated savings associated with implementation of the retrocommissioning measures at Steinway resulted in an overall payback of approximately 1.1 years.