While the holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also a very costly time for commercial property owners and managers.
During the winter season, heating your business contributes to a large portion of expenses. With the main priority being to keep buildings hospitable, energy use can be viewed as a commodity – the higher the demand, the higher the price. As a common enemy to business growth, inflation is also making matters worse during this time with energy prices up 33.3%.
Implementing energy efficient methods allow buildings to use less energy to get the same job done. By only using the amount of energy required, it is one of the easiest ways to eliminate energy waste while lowering energy and maintenance costs. The results of this change can lower heating bills by more than 50%.
The impact of winter on utility bills is felt across the board for businesses each year, making it a crucial time to employ methods that favour efficient energy use. Consider Ecopilot the winter saviour of long-term energy savings.
Ecopilot provides advantageous efficiency during this seasonal change. Below is a snapshot from a live building that shows how Ecopilot saves energy and machine run times, all while maintaining occupant comfort.
The graph above was taken from an Ecopilot building on November 4th to 5th. The outside temperature (blue line) swung high, and low over, during this 32-hour period. The building automation system (BAS), operating based on outside air temperature, would have responded to these fluctuations by enabling the boiler (green) then disabling boiler (yellow), and enabling boiler (green) once more.
Ecopilot’s AI (purple) is what’s contributing to all the energy savings. The intelligent HVAC system uses a suite of weather data, internal temperature, and the buildings’ thermodynamics to control the building based on the balance point temperature. Ecopilot opted to keep the heating system disabled as there was no real heat demand required. More importantly, tenants remain comfortable at a cozy 23C/ 73.4/F.
Get a deeper understanding of how the system works, with an overview of the benefits of proactive control using balance point temperature rather than outside air.
Ecopilot averages 25% annually in HVAC energy consumption, and all projects include a guaranteed energy savings offer. These savings allow for improved building operations translating to a higher valued business.
Winter is here. How much will you save?