Industrial Energy Management & Construction for Manufacturing Facilities
Reduce Long-Term Energy Consumption
No industrial or manufacturing facility will ever be fully optimized. Organizations are always thinking outside of the box to develop new processes that maximize day-to-day operations and increase product throughput. APenergy guides facilities and plants to use their building to their fullest potential, be it through new business construction, expansion of existing buildings, or installation of new industrial applications or processes.
Understanding New Construction in Energy Management
When people think of new construction, they typically think of commercial construction services and building a new facility. While this may be true in some instances, this isn’t always the case. New construction in energy management could involve implementing new pieces of equipment or processes that maximize a facility’s production value and reduce long-term energy costs.
Our Approach to Energy Management Audit & New Construction
APenergy continuously delivers high-quality, consistent results. With new construction projects, we take a customized approach to achieve complete facility optimization:
Step 1: Perform an Energy Assessment
Most of our energy management projects begin with an On-site inspection to identify defective energy equipment and gaps in processes. However, our approach to new construction is different.
With new construction, our energy analysis bases projected costs and energy usage off traditional industry standards. This ensures that whatever you pay for utilities, you’re not overspending or using more energy than needed. New construction building systems typically involve:
- Lighting fixtures
- Plug loads
- HVAC equipment and controls
- Elevator and auxiliary equipment
- Envelope constructions
- Overhead view of people looking over energy analysis
Step 2: Suggest Equipment or Process Implementation
The implementation and consulting step of our process allows us to collaborate with clients about their energy-saving alternatives. Through this stage of the partnership, our energy experts assist you with developing your best plan of action to conserve energy and save money.
Implementing new equipment and processes is costly. However, we partner with facilities to uncover various utility incentives and funding opportunities to reduce or eliminate installation costs. There are two types of incentives that facilities often take advantage of for new construction projects:
- Component-based incentives: Component-based incentives are the funding opportunities for individual technologies and equipment. Funding evaluators determine rebate amounts and claimed savings estimates based on stipulated per-unit estimates.
- Performance-based incentives: Performance-based incentives target more complex projects that involve process improvements and overall energy performance.
New Construction Opportunities Are Around the Corner
There are a wide range of energy- and cost-saving solutions to help you optimize your facility’s operations. Schedule a walkthrough with APenergy today to uncover what opportunities lay ahead for your facility.
Other Technologies We Assess
APenergy provides support for over a wide range of plant technologies and industrial systems, including:
Thermal insulation is when a facility uses insulation blankets to reduce heat given off by industrial applications. There are several benefits to using insulating blankets, including reduced heat transfer, lowered utility bills, and additional protection for employees.
In a compressed air system analysis, APenergy technicians look for energy-saving opportunities, insufficient air quality, equipment fit, demand-side control systems, pressure drops, and energy costs.
Process improvements consist of anything that improves production operations without the need to add another production line. At APenergy, we want to help companies avoid another production line because it consumes a lot of energy and significantly impacts your company’s financial resources.
Many facilities forget about the impact lighting has on their business. Retrofitting lighting is environmentally friendly, increases productivity, lowers utility bills, and promotes a safe and secure environment.
As demand for products increases, it’s important to ensure that each system works at full capacity to maximize product output. APenergy energy consultants review industrial applications to ensure they do their job efficiently without risking downtime.
Process cooling systems eliminate unwanted heat from industrial applications. Implementing cooling equipment ensures that facility procedures remain safe, productive, and reliable.
Hydraulic systems allow facilities to achieve complex processes at a quicker rate than workers. Although these systems are efficient for industrial manufacturing plants, they require a high amount of energy. APenergy partners with businesses to reduce the environmental impact of these systems.
Variable Speed Drives
Variable speed drives control the rotational speed and torque of an industrial application’s fan motor by adjusting frequency and voltage. When a system’s mechanisms and motors are inconsistent, the application is ineffective, reduces the lifespan of your unit, and wastes significant amounts of energy.
Discover Constructive Energy Systems and Processes With APenergy
Since 1986, APenergy has been collaborating with industrial manufacturing plants like yours across the country to help them save money and reduce their environmental footprint. Looking to make additions or renovate your facility or operations in the near future? Contact APenergy to save more!