A Building Tune- Up can typically reduce energy use by 5-20 percent with most of the costs paid by energy efficiency programs through the EmPOWER Maryland program. Since these are low cost measures with low or no equipment costs, you can pocket the savings.
Every building is different, so your building may benefit from different efficiency measures than the building next door.
The building engineers will analyze your energy use, inspect your equipment, and recommend services your building needs to become more energy efficient.
Your Building Tune-Up may include several, or all of the following items:
Additional services are available from some, but not all of the approved vendors in your service territory. Talk with your vendor to see which measures they recommend for you.
Step 1: Initial virtual or in-person meeting to discuss your building, the scope of the project, gather energy usage information (utility bills) and get your approval to implement energy savings measures.
Step 2: In person energy audit – typically takes 4 hours.
Step 3: Virtual or in-person meeting to get your approval to implement the energy saving measures.
Step 4: The energy saving measures you approved are implemented.
Step 5: There is a verification of the energy savings which means energy and maintenance costs savings for years to come.
All of the major utilities participates in the EmPOWER Maryland initiative—offering incentives to help commercial, industrial, government, non-profit, master metered multifamily customers (including master metered to individual metered conversion) and other commercial customers offset the upfront costs for energy-efficient replacement and improvements. Rebates provide the perfect opportunity to save on overall operating costs.
This article was written by Shan Gordon, MD Energy Savers, he connects businesses with the best utility incentives, energy efficiency grants, loans, and vendors — to help them save money and our planet.