Helping to improve the energy efficiency of your facility.
“Switching off all non-essential equipment in an office for one night will save enough energy to run a small car for 160 km.” ~ Carbon Trust. There are a number ways you can make your facility more energy-efficient. Houle offers solutions designed to reduce your energy consumption costs and minimize risks to your operations. We can capture real-time energy consumption of your building and analyze the data, providing recommendations on how you can achieve your sustainability goals. Our team of professionals can also help you save money on your energy bill by upgrading your lighting to ENERGY STAR LEDs and testing and maintaining your business’ UPS.
Comprehensive analytics of your facility’s electrical currents can improve your building’s energy efficiency and positively affect your business’ bottom line.
Houle can help you capture real-time energy consumption of your building through the use of our reliable and expensive Dranetz data logger. The advanced power monitoring instrument will collect data through the use of sensors. The data logger can be a permanent or temporary install, with you defining the time frame you want data collected. The output will be a report provided by Houle which you can then use to analyze your building’s efficiency. Results can provide information on whether the energy coming into your building is clean or have any problems, if there’s any power factor problems, or if the motors are inefficient.
LED Lighting/ Hydro Rebates
Lighting can be your highest business energy cost – and your greatest opportunity for savings.
Houle can help you upgrade your lighting to ENERGY STAR LEDs. Though LED’s are generally more expensive than other lighting options, you save money in the long-term because they use 75% less energy than incandescent lighting and have a life span that is about 15 to 20 times longer than incandescent lighting and about three times longer than CFLs. With lighting rebates offered by Hydro based on the kilowatt-hours or wattage at your facility, you can receive additional cost savings. Our knowledgeable team can advise you on different LEDs options, recommend quality LED products based on your budget, and perform lighting audits.
With sustainability playing a pivotal role in today’s society, you can reduce your energy footprint by using submeters.
Houle’s submetering solutions are designed to meter or monitor any application that requires integration with building automation systems, including remote loads, multi-tenant buildings, and commercial, and institutional spaces. As an end-to-end meter services provider, Houle can offer you customized solutions to help you monitor and compartmentalize your energy use and equipment performance.
In the design phase, Houle’s experienced team will conduct an on-site audit of your property’s energy configuration. Recommendations of the most effective submetering solution, along with single line drawings, as-builts, and a material and labour budget will be provided. Upon design approval, Houle will supply, install, and commission the system. Additionally, to prevent the tamper of submeters, Houle will seal (and reseal as necessary) the submeters. We will provide you with on-line real-time energy management software so you can remotely access consumption data on your properties. Our knowledgeable team is available to work together with you to analyze the data and to provide recommendations on how you can achieve your sustainability goals.
Uninterruptible Power Supply & Reporting
Data loss can be extremely costly. Damage to sophisticated equipment can cost thousands of dollars. Even with a UPS, such losses and damage can still result.
If a UPS is up and running, it does not mean it is fully operational. Houle takes the risk out of UPS failures by testing and maintaining your business’ UPS to ensure the UPS is well maintained and will not fail in the most critical moments. With trained, accredited, and certified electricians and technicians, Houle will be your partner on-power. Houle’s UPS tests consist of performing physical preventative maintenance (this includes infrared scanning), checking protection settings and calibrating the UPS unit, and testing the functional load (this includes steady-state load test, harmonic analysis, filter integrity, transient response load test, module fault test, and battery-rundown test). Houle will inspect and test the UPS battery, replacing the batteries based on manufacturer’s recommended schedule (typical replacement is every 3 years).
During the UPS maintenance visit, Houle will also perform an on-site power quality analysis of your building, providing recommendation reports to you of any issues that are detected. Upon maintenance completion, Houle will provide you with a detailed report on your system. Our emergency on-site assistance can ensure you have access to our UPS service 24/7.