A carefully crafted action plan for energy management can reduce the energy costs and life cycle of appliances. There are many ways to immediately improve the energy efficiency of an existing installation to varying degrees, but the overall goal must be continuous improvement.
The Τechnical department of Manifest, with experience in energy upgrading of buildings, can implement an effective action plan, from which you will find immediate benefits.
This plan initially includes four basic steps:
Step 1: Measurement.
Collect data on energy consumption within an installation and analyze the impact on total consumption. Measuring energy use through a metering system identifies potential savings opportunities and creates a basis for measuring improvement.
Step 2: Fix the basics.
This includes additions such as installing low-energy appliances such as LED lighting and addressing energy quality issues e.g. leaks, instabilities, etc.
Step 3: Automation.
Measures such as schedule lighting control and fullness sensors, where the lights automatically turn on only when needed, while HVAC control regulates heating and cooling to optimal levels, which can be changed day by day.
Step 4: Monitor and improve.
Unplanned, unmanaged downtime, rudimentary automation and adjustment, and inadequate equipment maintenance do not help save energy. In fact, typically up to 8% savings per year are lost because there is no monitoring and maintenance program and up to 12% savings per year are lost because there are no adjustment and control systems. Power meter installations, energy management systems (EMS), regular maintenance and re-commissioning can help achieve a positive long-term return on investment.
Only these 4 basic guidelines, set and implemented effectively by the Technical department of Manifest, you can save:
10% to 15%: Installation of efficient low consumption appliances and building insulation.
5% to 15%: Optimized use, including switching off appliances when not in use and optimizing cooling or heating to the optimum level.
2% to 8%: Continuous monitoring and improvement through a strict maintenance and re-operation program, preventive and constant measurement and immediate reaction if deviation from the desired levels occurs.