UtiliVisor has been selected as an energy services provider for monitoring-based commissioning in the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) service territory throughout the Chicagoland metropolitan region.
Working under ComEd’s “Smart Ideas for your Business” energy efficiency program, utiliVisor, in association with Grumman Butkus Associates, will provide energy monitoring and plant optimization services to hospitals, office towers, institutions and other large commercial facility owners. The program is intended to help ComEd customers reduce energy costs by creating more energy-efficient facilities.
“The ComEd program provides a host of incentives for building owners to invest in energy efficiency measures,” noted Timothy Angerame, director of business development at utiliVisor. “This includes up to $25,000 in start-up grants and a reduction in energy usage costs of $0.07/kWh.”
utiliVisor’s services will involve retro-commissioning that provides analysis of a building to ensure all of its energy-using systems perform optimally. Both gas and electric energy saving opportunities are targeted, resulting in the identification of no-cost and low-cost energy saving improvements that can reduce energy usage and operating costs.
This monitoring-based approach to retro-commissioning utilizes utiliVisor’s software to analyze building system performance over a period of 18 months or more with an experienced operations center of engineers. During that time, energy-saving improvements are identified and fine-tuned.
“In most instances, building owners are able to realize significant cost savings in a relatively short period of time,” Angerame explained. “The payback on capital investment in the monitoring effort can be achieved in one and one-half years or less.”