The worlds demand for energy continues to grow, especially in the last five decades. Projections by 2050 show that energy demands are expected to double. At the same time, emissions of greenhouse gases (including CO2) will have to be cut in half to limit the growing global warming.
To solve this dilemma, the only way is to implement energy efficient solutions that can reduce and/or intelligently manage energy consumed. On the other hand, to investigate, innovate and develop new renewable energy resources that enable sustainable development leading to less pressure on our limited fossil energy resources.
It is precisely how ENVIRO-EXPERTS's engagement is built and is based on three major points:
Performance, savings and energy efficiency do not necessarily mean complex and expensive systems. Many ENVIRO-EXPERTS solutions are simple to implement, deliver substantial energy savings, and have a quick and immediate measurable return on investment.
ENVIRO-EXPERTS plans, manages and executes. These are the key steps of an energy efficiency project:
An energy audit makes it possible to know the energy weaknesses of an entire building. It consists of documenting the characteristics of the building as well as calculating the distribution of its energy consumption by a consumption station. This is done through a quantified analysis, that focuses on the weak points of your building. From the insulation to the heating mode through the ventilation, the openings etc...
In order to follow a structured and proven approach, ENVIRO-EXPERTS is inspired by ASHRAE's procedure for commercial building energy audits. In summary, a typical energy audit contains the following information:
The audit also identifies opportunities for improving energy efficiency. The profitability of these improvements is identified in the following step: the feasibility study.
It is necessary to carry out a detailed feasibility study Once the energy efficiency of the building is examined by an energy audit to identify the possible improvements and to assess their relevance in terms of monetary profitability and non-monetary benefits (work environment, comfort, productivity of employees, etc.). This study makes it possible to rank the most relevant improvements and then to evaluate the improvement combinations before providing you with possible scenarios. These scenarios then allow you to prepare a business plan to present to decision makers and it is this business plan that will be used to apply for grants from the organizations concerned.
Hydro-Québec, Gaz Métro and other governmental and quasi-governmental organizations (municipal, EEA, OEE, etc.) have been offering energy efficiency programs to their respective customers for several years. ENVIRO-EXPERTS will take the necessary steps to help you get the most out of grants and financial support for your energy efficiency project.
This step will be conducted with you after obtaining the results of the first two stages of energy audit and feasibility study. During the implementation stage of the energy efficiency measures we will help you in the following steps:
This step serves to ensure that the new operation meets the objectives of the energy efficiency project. Validation of the energy savings made must begin after the implementation phase to allow monitoring over 12 consecutive months. In follow-up phase ENVIRO-EXPERTS will perform the following tasks: