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Our Refrigeration Optimization project won Clean50 Top Project Award

GreenQ Partners, an engineering-consulting firm based in Toronto, has been awarded a prestigious Clean50 Top Project award for Industrial Refrigeration Optimization project completed in 2019. Refrigeration plants are typically among the biggest electricity consumers in the food manufacturing process, as they are set up without consideration for minimizing electricity consumption. [...]

Trouble with compressed air system: leaks were not even important

Inadequate compressed air distribution network caused quality issues at plastic moulding operation. Through a recently completed energy audit at a plastic moulding plant we have established that a state-of-the-art variable speed compressor fed a dead-end distribution network, which was too narrow for the load. Compressed air distribution network can block air from reaching the machines. [...]

Resort owners gained $1mln out of simple energy projects

A resort 'has achieved energy savings ... without impacting guest experience'. What an unfair and misleading statement!   So the resort saved $20K on energy per year, which is peanuts compared to what they have actually gained. Value to guests Of cause all these changes have impacted guest experience: Thermostats increased comfort in [...]

By |2020-06-03T10:33:19-04:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: business case, Interesting Reads|Tags: , |0 Comments

Due credit often misses good energy managers, but not the smart ones

Proper analysis brings energy heroes front and center. Can this be you? The graph shows results of statistical analysis of electricity consumption at a frozen food warehouse performed in accordance with recommendation of International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). Blue dotted line represents a cumulative sum of differences between actual and predicted consumption. Difference [...]

Accurate analysis can lead to higher incentives

An industrial bakery has installed new efficient compressor with VFD.  The announcement reported that new compressor saved an estimated 147,600 kWh per year  and brought $18,600 in incentives. Calculation of incentive used prescriptive approach. Should the company has taken a custom track in incentive application the incentive could have been way higher. Our analysis based on utility [...]

By |2020-06-03T10:33:21-04:00November 8th, 2016|Categories: business case, Business value, Energy management education|0 Comments

Energy use reduction at industrial refrigeration plant through adjustment of operating set points

How valuable would it be for your business to cut the energy use of an industrial refrigeration plant by 30%, while still supporting the same load? To do so with a short payback? What if incentives halved the payback? This is what we are doing. GreenQ Partners has completed a pilot project at a refrigeration [...]

Lighting retrofit with a 3-day payback based on non-energy operational savings

Lighting retrofits in industrial environments are known to be short-payback energy management solutions due to significant energy savings and incentives. In the case described below, the cost of a massive energy waste prior to retrofit was immaterial, when non-energy benefits were considered. Avoided cost of wasted energy was dwarfed by non-energy operational savings resulting in [...]

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