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1 How to Reduce Energy Costs in Your Commercial Building Mark Steinmetz, Energy Advisor, GDS Associates, Inc., an ActOnEnergy Partner Mary Bentsen, Education and Training Coordinator SAIC, an Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy Partner

2 Practical Items If you can't hear me, please type a message in the Chat window located on the righthand side of your screen. Be sure you have called in to the conference call. See the first message at the top of the Chat window for call-in information. Please type any questions you have during the presentation into the Chat window located on the right-side of your computer screen.

3 Quiz Questions What do you already know about energy efficiency options for commercial buildings? 1. Which of the following lighting technologies does the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy Program offer incentives for installing? 2. What is the incentive amount you can receive from ActOnEnergy for installing a tank-less natural gas water heater? 3. Typically, LED exit signs reduce energy consumption by % compared to incandescent lamps?

4 Today s Topics Main opportunities for energy efficiency in commercial buildings Best practices and incentives for lighting efficiency Best practices and incentives for HVAC efficiency Best practices and incentives for building controls Other best practices for energy efficiency, including refrigeration The Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy Online Store

5 Main Energy Efficiency Opportunities In Commercial Buildings Lighting HVAC (including motors and drives) Controls Refrigeration

6 The Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy Program $41 million energy savings Energy savings equivalent to powering over 29,911 homes for a year Over $18 million in energy-efficient cash incentives

7 ActOnEnergy Incentive Areas Lighting HVAC & Water Heaters Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) Process Steam/Steam Traps Retro-Commissioning Custom Electric and Gas To get to the Online Store, type: into your browser.

8 What type of business do you represent? a. Commercial b. Industrial c. Healthcare d. Retail e. Service f. Other

9 Lighting CFLs = Compact Fluorescent Lights Replace T12 lighting with highperformance T8 or T5 lamps or re-lamp and re-ballast LED exit signs High-bay lighting replacements Exterior lighting Permanent lamp/fixture removal ActOnEnergy Online Store

10 Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) CFLs use approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs Online Store provides CFLs at approx. half the cost Technical points: High temperature rated Dimmable Light quality

11 Converting from T12 to High Performance T8 or T5

12 Lighting T12 Phase-Out Ballast T8 lamp

13 Converting from T12 to High Performance T8 If you: Then you: Replace 1 magnetic ballast and 4 T12 lamps with 1 electronic ballast and 4 high performance T8 lamps Use 33% less electricity Save $12 per fixture Receive $12 to $20 in incentive

14 Quiz Question Do you have T12 lighting in your facility?

15 High Bay Fixtures Before After

16 Great when used with fluorescent fixtures at businesses Occupancy Sensors Optional delays of 30 seconds to 30 minutes 20% to 40% energy savings Save up to $10 to $20 per sensor per year

17 Use 75% less energy than incandescent Last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs Incentives of $10/lamp or $25/refrigerated case door LED Lighting

18 LED Exit Signs

19 Exterior Lighting

20 Case Study: Fast Food Restaurant

21 Case Study: Fast Food Restaurant What equipment was installed Energy savings in kwhs Energy savings in dollars One 2-lamp 4 HP T8 and Twenty-four 4-lamp 4 HP T8, and three LED exit signs 11,602 kwhs $1, Project cost $2, Incentive received $ % of project covered by incentive 28.6% Payback with incentive 1.03 years

22 Click here to see lighting incentives.

23 Click here to apply for lighting incentives.

24 HVAC Replacement (e.g. high efficiency chiller to replace standard efficiency chiller or ductless split system to replace window AC units) Tune-up Steam trap repair or replacement Load control switch (demand reduction) Boiler combustion controls (linkage-less vs. mechanical)

25 HVAC Boiler economizer Hot water loop outdoor air controls High efficiency pumps Variable frequency drives Proper sizing of motors

26 ActOnEnergy Cash Incentives for Gas Furnaces Cash incentives available for gas furnace replacement with qualified furnaces include: 90% AFUE = $ $ incentive 92% AFUE = $ $ incentive 94% AFUE = $ $ incentive Eligible equipment must be listed on following AHRI website spx Use the HVAC Application to apply for these cash incentives.

27 ActOnEnergy Cash Incentives for Tune-ups Cash incentives are available for tune-ups of AC units, gas furnaces and boilers. Cash incentives of up to 50% of the tune-up cost, excluding replacement parts. Use the HVAC Application to apply for these cash incentives. Air conditioner: $25 per ton cooling Air-cooled chiller: $8 per ton Water-cooled chiller: $4 per ton Gas boiler: $0.25 per kbtuh input Gas forced-air furnace: $0.25 per kbtuh input

28 When was the last time your business s furnace or boiler was tuned-up? A. 1-6 months ago B months ago C. More than 12 months ago D. Can t recall

29 ActOnEnergy Incentives: Water Heaters For High-efficiency Equipment Type Tanked Electric Water Heater Tankless Electric Water Heater Tanked Gas Water Heater Tankless Gas Water Heater Condensing Tanked Water Heater Cash Incentive $150 per water heater $300 per water heater $300 per water heater $1200 per water heater $150 per water heater Free products for eligible customers: Pipe insulation Faucet aerators Showerheads

30 Case Study: Boiler Tune-ups for Catholic Charities Nearly $1,750 in total cash incentives from ActOnEnergy Natural gas usage decreased by more than 2,000 therms annually Reduced maintenance costs Reduced risk of equipment breakdown and safety issues Every therm saved helps conserve precious natural resources Every dollar saved can go to the business, or in this case, the non-profit organization, to use for their programs

31 Building Controls Common Measures Conversion from pneumatic controls to DDC Down to the zone level ( can increase savings.) Fixing economizer controls Fixing (or implementing) scheduling Adding demand controlled ventilation (DVC) Fixing existing control sequences Fixing broken sensors, actuators, dampers, valves, and calibrating sensors Add variable speed drives Add airside or waterside economizers and associated controls

32 ActOnEnergy Cash Incentives Cash incentives for HVAC Controls are available under Custom Program $0.08/(annual kwh saved) for all other components (HVAC, equipment control, etc.) $1.20/(annual therm saved) for natural gas savings Custom project must have a simple payback between 1 and 7 years.

33 Refrigeration Cash incentives are available for a variety of refrigeration projects, including: Strip curtains on walk-in coolers or freezers Automatic door closers for walk-in freezers Anti-sweat heater controls EC motors Evaporator fan controls Refrigeration tune-ups

34 Best Practices: Night Curtains Night Curtains Placed on open case refrigeration units Keeps cold air in the refrigeration case and hot air out Saves up to 33% when curtains are being used ActOnEnergy Incentive $7 per lineal foot of curtain

35 Other Grocery/Convenience Store Measures Strip curtains on walk-in coolers and freezers $4 per square foot of curtain Automatic door closers $30 per closer Evaporator fan controls $60 per motor Refrigeration tune-up Varies depending on system

36 Online Store To get to the Online Store, type: into your browser. Next, we ll talk about how to get started. On-line Store

37 Online Store CFL: 3-Pack Flood Lights Globes LED Exit Signs Exit Sign Retrofit Sets Power Strips Motion Sensing Wall Switches T8 Lamps Electronic Ballasts Vending Machine Controls Snack Miser Vending Miser

38 Quiz Question Which energy efficiency options are possible solutions for your business?

39 Find a Contractor Click here to find a Contractor who is an ActOnEnergy Program Ally.

40 Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy Energy Advisors

41 What is the most useful or interesting thing you learned today? Type your response into the Chat window.

42 Quiz Questions What did you learn about energy efficiency options for commercial buildings? 1. Which of the following lighting technologies does the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy Program offer incentives for installing? 2. What is the incentive amount you can receive from ActOnEnergy for installing a tank-less natural gas water heater? 3. Typically, LED exit signs reduce energy consumption by % compared to incandescent lamps?

43 Resources Website: ActOnEnergy.com/Business Phone: Fax:

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