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Optimizing Energy & IEQ

Welcome to your portal for innovative and highly effective energy efficiency solutions. We invite you to learn more!

CONTACT DETAIL
  • 300 International Dr; Suite 100; Williamsville, NY 14221
  • (716) 926-6007 x 701
  • (716) 818-6868
  • (844) 937-8633
  • davidg@greenbldgpartners.com
  • Mon – Fri: 9:00 – 5:00

WHAT WE DO

With other deep energy efficiency measures already implemented, we take our customers to the next frontier with innovative solutions. We optimize energy loads and productivity gains with validated returns on investment between 2 and 5 years [see Project Profiles].

HOW WE DO IT

We implement strategies like demand based control to zero in on loads that can vary with occupancy. We apply the most innovative and cost effective sensors to match loads (especially HVAC) with occupancy – often a huge untapped opportunity. Our solutions provide real time energy management along with measurement and verification (M&V) using intuitive, user friendly dashboards to insure ongoing savings.

Our strong partnerships and collaboration with various industry professionals is important. We are privileged to work with some of the best industry experts in the region, including design engineers, architects, utility companies (incentives), building automation, mechanical, electrical, finance and other energy efficiency companies.

We serve a multitude of clients, ranging in size from hospitals and college campuses (including i.e., their laboratories, academic buildings, and student housing), to medium- and small-sized commercial buildings.

After a preliminary review of your facility, we determine the best applications for your needs and work closely with your current service providers to provide seamless integration. It’s never to late to start saving money and energy.

Find out the energy savings potential for your facility by contacting us.

Energy Efficiency Strategies

Now required in most new or significantly renovated buildings, the following strategies can be easily implemented at any time. The question is not so much “if” the strategy applies, but rather how it is implemented for the best ROI.

Demand Based Control of Ventilation and HVAC Temperature

The single largest, yet most untapped opportunity lies in air-side savings and better management of HVAC loads – which doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort. We help you quantify environmental parameters to optimize HVAC delivery, improving both your energy efficiency and indoor air quality (demand control ventilation is now required in NYS energy codes).

Plug Load Management

How about those plug loads? A typical copy machine will draw a phantom load of about $400 year, even though it ‘sleeps at night’. What about all of those monitors, coffee makers, and water coolers? Plug loads can account for 15-50% of a building’s electricity (automated control now required in NYS energy codes). We help you identify plug loads that can benefit most from schedule or occupancy based control.

Automatic Lighting Control

While lighting is generally a key source for energy reductions, point-of-use control (or automatic on/off control) often remains an untapped opportunity in existing buildings (now required in NYS energy codes). We help you cost effectively integrate automated solutions for optimum savings.

HVAC / Ductwork Restoration

Incorporating new technologies and processes for cleaning, sealing leaks, and coating fiberglass-lined ductwork will effectively optimize both your energy use and indoor air quality. We help you identify opportunities, scopes and costs. Savings from HVAC restoration can be upwards of 300%.

Real Time Energy Management

Knowing and measuring your energy use is the first step to controlling your energy. Once you have an idea of your energy output, you can identify opportunities for improved control of plug, lighting, and HVAC loads, and implement strategies to manage and reduce the heaviest loads. After energy-saving measures are implemented, measurement and verification (M&V) analytics are essential. Over time, buildings change – mechanical systems need adjusting; sensors drift. Real-time data is essential for documenting your improvements, maintaining those efficiencies, and ultimately insuring your investment.

Indoor Air Quality Management

Measuring and documenting how various building systems impact indoor air quality is an important element for sustainable buildings. At Green Building Partners, LLC, we’ve conducted hundreds of evaluations, ranging from LEED testing to complaint response.

Smart Sensors

In many cases, the most immediate and high-yielding results come from demand-based control of plug, lighting, and HVAC loads. This means controlling energy at the point of use through effective sensors.

Smart sensor applications require three critical attributes:

  1. Quality sensors for accurate measurement with low life cycle costs*,
  2. Efficient integration for control
  3. The ability to gather information for future improvement, ongoing energy savings, and indoor environmental validation

New energy codes call for demand-based control of energy, yet most buildings are not taking advantage of innovative sensor platforms that optimize savings and information for future improvements. This is where we come in.

*Quality sensors require calibration 2 x / yr (ASHRAE). Our advice: If you don’t plan to calibrate or maintain sensors, don’t install them.

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Conventional single-location CO2 sensors are now obsolete. Maintaining sensor accuracy over a building’s life cycle  is now far more practical and affordable with a centralized DCV platform. Ventilating large spaces in proportion to occupant and/or environmental parameters is not new. Getting it done cost effectively is. More

Only 10 -15% of small to medium sized commercial buildings have automated energy management systems to control lighting, HVAC, and plug loads. Utility savings can range from 20 to 60%. Thanks to reliable and secure wireless network systems, light switches, thermostats, and plug outlets can be easily automated to respond to occupancy. Measure and store real time power consumption. Manage peak demand and enable demand response. More 

According to the US Department of Energy, A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study found that the leakage rates of commercial buildings exceed the ASHRAE recommended classes by an average of 20 percent. Why condition the ceiling plenum? This wastes energy and may significantly effect comfort. Now leaky ductwork can be cost effectively sealed from the inside using an aerosol sealant? More

Retrofit existing pneumatic thermostats in minutes. Wireless technology provides DDC functionality at a fraction of the cost. Saves energy, improves comfort for tenants and lowers maintenance costs of legacy pneumatic HVAC systems. More

1233

Metric Tons of CO² Saved/Year

921

Sensor Areas Served

338

Energy/IEQ Reports Generated

2.9

Avg Project Payback in Years

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