Each Energy Service Company (ESCO) requires that you enter into a contract/agreement for the purchase of electricity and/or natural gas. Though pricing is based on all buildings in the group, each building has its own contract that reflects pricing, terms and conditions. Contracts are negotiated and signed on behalf of each building by FirstService Residential.
Deregulation gives consumers the opportunity to purchase electricity or natural gas from competing suppliers. The local utility still delivers the commodity to you, services the lines, and renders the bills. All customers in a service territory continue to pay the local utility a monthly fee (tariff) for the delivery, servicing, and billing functions.
Retro-commissioning is a systematic process for optimizing the energy efficiency of existing base building systems by identifying and correcting deficiencies in these systems. This includes, but is not limited to, repairs of defects, cleaning, adjustments of valves, sensors, controls or programmed settings, and/or changes in operational practices.
Energy Efficiency Reports are due in the calendar year with a final digit that is the same as the last digit of the building’s tax block number: Last digit of tax block number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Year first EER is due 2020 2021 2022 2013 2014 2015 2016 […]
The audit process identifies, at a minimum: All reasonable measures, including capital improvements, that could reduce energy use and/or the cost of building operations For each measure, the associated annual energy savings, the cost to implement, and the return on investment The building’s benchmarking output consistent with the EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool A breakdown of […]
Base building systems are the systems or subsystems of a building that use energy and/or impact energy consumption including: Building envelopes HVAC (heating ventilating and air conditioning) systems Conveying systems Domestic hot water systems Electrical and lighting systems
An energy audit is a systematic process of identifying and developing modifications and improvements of the base building systems. These include, but are not limited to, alterations of these systems and the installation of new equipment, insulation or other generally recognized energy efficiency technologies to optimize the building’s energy performance and achieve energy savings.