Archive by author: Bruce McCullochReturn
Canadian Green Building Council
, Net Zero Carbon
, Zero Carbon Building
, building standards. ZCB-Design
, new buildings
, embodied carbon
, materials of construction
, existing buildings
, building controls
, Carbon Offsets |
Building owners are starting to realize that they need to adopt a Zero Carbon emission approach in order to do their part to mitigate climate change.
Real Time Electrical Monitoring pinpoints how electricity is used in your facility. That can take the form of simple clamp-on monitors for a particular piece of equipment, or a comprehensive Energy Management Information System (EMIS). In the first case, MCC Energy Strategies has eyedro.com monitoring equipment to guide a client though the sleuthing process of finding your large electrical loads. If a company wants a more comprehensive approach, MCC Energy Strategies will be your guide to a...
Consider this: The amount of electrical energy required to create compressed air to run an air drill is approximately 7 times more than if an electric drill was use. Sometimes, for safety or other reasons, a compressed air drill is needed, but it is important to control leaks, and optimize the system, by selecting the correct operating pressures, filter regulators, pipe diameters, etc. - and by establishing a strong Leak Prevention Program. (Most industrial applications without a Leak Prevention...
Efficiency Nova Scotia provides funding to have a consultant conduct a Custom Feasibility Study for many different situations. Facilities must have an annual consumption of 350,000 kWh or greater. Once the study is complete, the consultant will receive 50% of the consulting funds of the study. If the client proceeds with the recommendations of the study, the consultant will receive the second 50% of the consulting fees, and the client will receive a rebate from Efficiency NS to offset the capita...
, Regulatory Compliance
, Technical Evaluation
, Energy Performance Assessment
, Greenhouse Gas analysis
, Calculation of heating & cooling loads
, Calculate energy consumption
, Code compliance
, Determining equipment capacities
, Estimate utility costs
, Green certifications
, Compare heating/cooling options
, Lifecycle payback
, Compare efficiency options
, new buildings
, existing buildings |
Energy Modelling is useful, and is often times needed, for new projects. It is also used for assessing new energy management strategies in existing building structures.
Nova Scotia has a greater Solar Energy potential than Germany and Germany uses Solar PhotoVoltaic to power 7% of their grid. (Nova Scotia solar energy does not even account for 1%). Government regulations permit homes as well as Industrial, Commercial or Institutional (ICI) facilities to connect with Nova Scotia Power as part of a net-metering program. After being a Solar Educator with the not-for-profit organization Solar NS, MCC Energy has become an advisor to impartially evaluate variou...
Repairing or adjusting economizer actuators or dampers may offer savings of 14% to 40%.
Repairing failed sensors may provide savings of up to 40% if these sensors are required for optimal economizer operation.