Energy Science Division

Powertron Global’s Energy Science Division offers our partners and customers unique energy conservation opportunities. Our offering focuses on the following core competencies:

  • Analytics

Real-time digital based, GPS, error-free building envelope and component assessment, variable neutralization, retro/continuous commissioning assessment and baseline validation.

  • Behavioral Science

The concise reporting and analysis of interior environment usage and behavior. We give you a statistical map of actual behavioral energy usage (not theoretical audit-models), and a real-time roadmap to eliminate energy waste, providing an analytical breakdown of how and why electrical usage is consumed in your facility(s). We demonstrate how behavior in buildings relates to the mechanical design base. We find savings opportunities (and money) that are being wasted.

  • Engineering

Building analysis, problem solving, and troubleshooting. EMS re-engineering, EMS-rescue services. An EMS typically ends its capability to reduce the use of energy the day it is commissioned. Most of the features and benefits of an EMS systems are eliminated through budget reductions during the design phase. Our EMS engineering team repeatedly uncovers this anomaly and can reposition existing EMS to deliver what the end user expects.  Our professional Energy Management Engineering division team members are fully versed in the current and ongoing study and implementation of strategies employed by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers), AEE (American Association of Energy Engineers) and EVO (The efficiency Valuation Organization).

  • Technology

Providing cutting edge energy conservation measures (ECM’S) that drive savings and eliminate waste. We engage in cutting edge high technical solutions that are need-based and application specific including disruptive technology offerings that create saving opportunities above and beyond industry standards with a return on investment in under 26 months.

 

Scientific Energy Waste Management

Our Scientific Energy Waste Management Program finds specific opportunities for energy and financial savings in your facility(s). Unlike traditional audits that contain pages upon pages of useless information based entirely on assumptions and theoretical models, our methodology and technology creates specific energy savings measures.

Based on Powertron Global’s four competencies of analytics, behavioral science, engineering, and technology, we can provide your organization with real objectives and savings opportunities. Including energy conservation measures that eliminate waste developed using real-time data to determine actual current problems in your facility. We will create short and long-term solutions that drive savings with the most profitable means possible.

Your portfolio of buildings may be controlled through sophisticated processes and/or EMS systems. Your employees and service providers may take great care in eliminating waste but the odds are that there are many opportunities to drive further savings through energy waste management. If your EMS system has not been validated through a behavioral science process you are most likely missing energy and money saving opportunities.

EMS system purchases rarely have the features and functions installed that were specified during the design phase. These reductions of features and functions create long-term financial loss.

Verify and Enhance Current ECMS

Powertron Global® has created specialized tools and processes to enhance your current ECMS.  Below are some specific examples of areas of improvement that have reduced our client’s energy spend.

Lo-Cost/No-Cost

Real-time digital GPS driven assessment finds waste opportunities that are easily implemented through competent engineering and Energy STAR benchmarking to competently identify your energy score.

We specialize in the development of new behavioral and systematic changes based on how your building scored against peer buildings across the U.S. Department of Energy’s Commercial Building Energy Index. Avoiding sick building syndrome and energy waste by understanding the proper CO2 levels, and identifying simultaneous cooling and heating, for example, will lead to instant savings. Most likely, when your building was designed, static engineering models where used when specifying your HVAC design. We measure the designed methods and create saving opportunities with specific adjustments based on real-time data to eliminate waste.

We may also find opportunities in:
  • Reducing simultaneous heating and cooling, relocating sensors and thermostats including recalibration.
  • Energy Management System re-engineering, validation, and adjustments.
  • Education techniques developed specifically for your operation and maintenance staff on how to change the behavior of the buildings personality to drive operational savings.
  • Tax benefit and energy bill auditing services.
  • Monolithic building envelope and rooftop technologies.
  • Renewable energy strategies.

Market Focused Offering

BOX RETAIL

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Benchmark/Assessment

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Financial Auditing/Tax Assessments

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EMS Rescue

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Behavioral Analytics

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Unique Products

20,000 TO 200,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDINGS

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Benchmark/Assessment

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Financial Auditing/Tax Assessment

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EMS Rescue

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Behavioral Analytics

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Unique Products

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Real-time Assessment

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Variable Neutralization

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Embedded Problem Detection

LARGE POWER MANAGERS

ESCO, Engineering design firms, Mechanical contractors, RESCOs

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Benchmark/Assessment

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Financial Auditing

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EMS Rescue

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Behavioral Analytics

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Unique Products

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Real-time Assessment

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Variable Neutralization

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Embedded Problem Detection

Behavioral Science VS Auditing

Energy auditing is a science within itself. When performed correctly, it can be the basis for many successful energy conservation projects.

Recently, energy auditing practices that use assumptions and theoretical models to reduce cost and time have resulted in practices that make audits purely speculation. This creates poorly performing energy conservation projects.

Our approach and solution to this situation eliminates the uncertainty of how buildings use energy and uses real use data that is not based on theoretical models and assumptions.

There is a substantial difference between how a building’s components (HVAC, Lighting, EMS system, etc.) use energy, and how the total facility uses energy (including components, behavior of the people, management, and building envelope).

Our process begins with accurate real-time building performance measurement and verification. The behavior of the inhabitants of a building and their affect on energy consumption is crucial to maximum energy savings efficiency. Our performance-based M&V process eliminates uncertainty and provides a level of exactness, confidence, and precision that is not measured in today’s standard auditing practices. The fact is, the behavior of the facility and the occupants play a large role in energy consumption. Our process considers every way that energy is used in a building in relation to the behavior of its inhabitants.