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April 27, 2017

What We Do

DID YOU KNOW?

Many people are not aware that their building is using two to three times the energy it is supposed to use. Besides higher energy bills, this results in several comfort and equipment wear-and-tear resulting is higher O&M cost.

Before investing any money, we pre-qualify our customers to ensure that there is substantial savings through energy efficiency. These savings are then used to eliminate capital investment and fund the entire project - all within the current operational budget.

We have consistently achieved 35% to 60% reduction in energy cost with typical payback of 4 to 6 years, this includes capital investment. Our customers include Hotels, Hospital, Business Offices, Municipality, Retail Stores and Schools.


Utility Savings

Our project team is experienced, trained, and certified in measurement and verification of utility savings.

Risk Management Strategies

Our strength as a company is a result of carefully-managed project risk.  We provide deep energy conservation projects with strong paybacks, but always look to shield our clients from health & safety, financial, operational, and legal hazards.

Operational Savings

We are experienced in documenting and calculating a variety of operational savings types associated with energy conservation improvements.

Project Financing and Incentives

We can help facilitate full project funding for viable energy projects.

Energy Efficient Design

We have developed a five-step Integrated Design Process to provide total energy solution and reduce energy, water and O&M cost for both commercial and industrial buildings. The goal of this process is to improve both comfort and cash-flow by reducing waste.

OUR APPROACH

CVAL Innovations has developed a five-step Integrated Design Process to provide total energy solution and reduce energy, water and O&M cost for both commercial and industrial buildings.The goal of this process is to improve both comfort and cash-flow by reducing waste. Throughout every stage, we ensure fluid communication with our customers and stakeholders, to review that the phase deliverables are met and the project is ready to move to the next phase.

STEP 1: UNDERSTAND

  • Perform a high-level assessment of each facility to assess opportunities.
  • Analyze one or more years of energy bills.
  • Develop an assessment report that identifies opportunities with the approximate savings estimates.

STEP 2: MEASURE

  • Perform a detailed audit conducted by our certified assessors. Analyze thermal envelope, lighting equipment, HVAC systems, process loads, and other energy-consuming systems.
  • Measure power quality, consumption and usage patterns.
  • Analyze facility data to identify the opportunities that maximize savings.
  • Evaluate project costs and calculate pay-back period and Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Prepare a Measure phase report with energy-saving recommendations and cash-flow calculations.
  • Assist with financing, grants, and incentives to further improve the payback period.

STEP 3: DESIGN

  • Software modeling and conduct detailed heat-loss analysis.
  • Load calculations and optimal sizing of the equipment.
  • Work with customers and MEP firms to discuss design alternatives.
  • Put an implementation plan in place based on customer requirements.

STEP 4: IMPLEMENT

  • Source qualified sub-contractors to implement their respective areas as per project specifications.
  • Manage project implementation while ensuring timely delivery.
  • Process incentive, rebate, and grant paper work as desired by the customer.
  • Commission equipment and train operators.

STEP 5: CONTROL

  • Perform six-month and one-year review to assess the benefit of implementation.
  • Educate operations personnel to ensure persistence of energy savings.
  • Perform ongoing measurement and verification of energy savings if needed.

SERVICES

 

Strategic Utility Evaluation

  • Conduct assessment of client needs
  • Assess customers’ current energy program, if any
  • Identify and correct billing or metering errors
  • Evaluate utility rate classes and identify savings opportunities

Portfolio Energy Use Analysis

  • Benchmark energy use by facility
  • Compare facility energy performance to similar sites
  • Establish strategic reduction goals


Comprehensive Energy and Water Assessments

  • Assess facility and inventory equipment
  • Evaluate primary building and equipment systems:
    • Building envelope: windows, doors, roof, walls, crawlspaces
    • Heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation
    • Interior and exterior lighting systems
    • Domestic water fixtures and domestic hot water
    • Irrigation and outdoor water features
    • Process loads, plug loads, and appliances
    • Controls and management systems
  • Evaluate operation and maintenance program
  • Identify no-cost and low-cost improvements

WE OFFER

 

Turnkey Customized Retrofits

  • Recommend energy and water conservation measures
  • Perform financial and cost/benefit analysis
  • Design retrofit solutions and specifications
  • Evaluate and select qualified contractors
  • Provide construction administration to implement retrofits
  • Commission equipment and train operators

Streamlined Project Financing

  • Identify financing opportunities to meet customer needs
  • Establish project funding to ensure cash-flow positive project
  • Administer rebate, grant, and incentive applications


Savings Verification and Reporting

  • Measure and verify utility savings
  • Compare improved facility energy performance to similar sites
  • Provide custom reporting tailor to client needs

Next Steps...

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