Optimizing the operations and maintenance (O&M) of your building’s energy systems to ensure they are performing as originally designed and constructed can significantly improve efficiency. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, well-executed O&M programs can save 5 to 20% on annual energy bills without significant capital investments.
FirstService Energy continuously strives to help properties modify their equipment and actions to ensure systems and equipment always perform at peak efficiency.
In addition, proper training of your building’s maintenance staff can reduce your energy costs, increase system efficiencies, extend equipment lifespans and enhance residents’ comfort. FirstService Energy offers classes that cover key principles, systems oversight, retrofit commissioning and benchmarking. Recent seminars have addressed such topics as Lighting Essentials, Cogeneration, Cooling Tower/Boiler Essentials, and Heat-Timer Controls.