The client purchased a $250k Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system expecting to reduce their energy costs. After the ATC system was installed the client was very concerned because they did not see a decrease in their energy costs.
We met with the CEO and explained that there is a difference between an Automatic Temperature Control system and an Energy Management System (EMS). We offered to analyze their energy costs and develop a solution to cost-effectively reduce their energy costs by incorporating the EMS programming function into the ATC system.
We then evaluated the client’s energy bills and usage metrics to determine the best way to deploy the EMS without affecting the operation of the facility and impacting the rare archives, libraries and artwork housed there.
After implementing the EMS function the client’s utility bills decreased by about $12k per month. The savings was so significant that the local utility company tested their main utility meter to ensure that it was operating correctly. Needless to say, the client was thrilled with the savings, which allowed the original ATC and the EMS system costs to be recovered in less than 2 years.