Modernization of Building Automation Systems (BAS) is one of the most significant elements of the Atuttiarniq program. Not only will new and upgraded BAS allow for better control and monitoring of a building's heating, ventilation, lighting, and other energy-consuming systems, but each system will be remotely accessible for easy trouble-shooting and fast, effective response to changes in the building. Having a modern, standardized approach to Building Automation enables optimization of building systems through energy conservation strategies related to control schedules, temperature set points, and new HVAC system routines. These strategies are transparent to operators and effective for maintaining - or improving - space conditions in the buildings, all while saving energy and operating costs by turning off equipment when systems are not required.
There are existing building automation systems in several buildings that are not operating as expected and are thus not achieving the potential energy savings. We’re upgrading these systems to use a new online workstation that is remotely-accessible, verifying equipment programming, and providing operator training to maintain the system in an effort to maximize energy savings and building performance moving forward.
New, remotely-accessible digital control systems are being installed to control major building systems. Comprehensive time of day schedules will be in place on these control systems to reflect actual operating conditions, which will save energy by switching systems off when they are not in use.
Parking receptacles help ensure vehicle ignitions work in cold weather, but current plug-in heaters run constantly when in use. We’re installing parking receptacle controllers equipped with temperature sensors to vary and delay the power delivery based on outdoor temperatures to help reduce electricity consumption from these receptacles at the following buildings:
Older thermostats typically maintain a constant temperature set point and use more energy than required, especially when the space is not occupied. These will be replaced in the following buildings with newer programmable thermostats to allow for reduced temperature setpoint scheduling aligned with unoccupied times.
A Building Performance Monitoring System and Ongoing Coaching Services will be provided over the long-term in select buildings in order to track and maximize energy savings and reduce operational spend. Data collection from the building performance monitoring platform will be provided fast and frequently to allow for real-time control of equipment and recovery from upsets in systems that cause decreases in energy performance.
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