We’ve been approached by several apartment and office building owners that have been pulling their hair out looking at the hydro bills for their electrically heated buildings. They work very closely with their tenants to try to keep temperature setpoints within reason and they have already tackled all the retrofits they could think of, such as Variable Frequency Drives, LED lights, etc. And yet, their electricity utility cost is still one of the highest parts of their operati
As energy experts, we work to help our customers take charge of their energy usage and costs. By understanding the history in the Ontario energy industry, it is obvious that rates will continue to increase. When it comes to controlling operating budgets, it is important to reduce the demand for gas, hydro and water as rates are a lot more difficult to control. Most of our clients have retrofitted to LED lighting and they have pursued some sort of energy management plan but in
The world is constantly changing; as do people, technologies, ideologies and, most pertinently, buildings. Changes that directly affect condominium buildings include changing demographics of residents, building envelope deterioration and converting space within buildings to functions that it wasn’t designed for. All these changes affect how you would manage a building from a Property Managers perspective, but also need to be addressed from a mechanical operations perspective.