Commercial and Industrial

Advanced Energy’s commercial and industrial (C&I) team has been saving energy and money for manufacturers and building owners since the 1980s. By making your facilities and production processes more efficient, we will help reduce your operational costs and increase your economic competitiveness. From just helping you understand and track your electric bill all the way up to helping you complete an energy program certification, Advanced Energy is here to help you meet the goals of your energy program.

Services

Our Bottom Line: Reduce your Energy Intensity

For commercial buildings: Reduce energy consumed per square foot (MMBTU/square foot)

For industrial facilities: Reduce energy consumed per unit of production (MMBTU/ton, MMBTU/square yard, MMBTU/widget, etc.)

Help with energy efficiency programs can cover a wide range of methods, processes, tools, training, consulting and hands-on, in-plant or in-building visits. Advanced Energy offers a variety of energy services to meet your specific energy needs. The graphic below helps to demonstrate the range of energy efficiency programs and depths of services available.

Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Planning

We know that it may be difficult to know where to start with energy management. We will work with you and your team to orient you to the basic principles of energy management and to help you develop an SEM plan. Starting with a detailed energy assessment, we gather utility, process and building data and help you prioritize projects based on cost, need, energy savings, job creation, payback and more.

Energy Manager on Site

An energy manager on site can ensure that the your SEM plan is sustainable and successful. Don’t have a full-time energy manager? Let us help! One of our energy efficiency experts will be your single, consistent point of contact, offering long-term personalized guidance and assessing areas of improvement. Time of service can be tailored to meet your needs as you grow in your energy management experience. The longer the service, the more energy management and cost reduction deliverables we can provide.

Energy Assessments

Our energy assessments cover all aspects of the energy usage of commercial and industrial facilities and processes. These energy assessments typically fall into one of three main categories: commercial facilities, industrial facilities and industrial processes.

All of these energy assessments involve evaluating your current energy usage and identifying areas for improvement. We provide specific recommendations that help you become more energy efficient and save money. We also work closely with electrical utilities and can provide insight and financial analysis on the possibilities of incentives for energy projects. If desired, we can do a formal ASHRAE Level One or Level Two energy audits to support your energy program.

For more details on energy assessments, please click here.

Measurement and Verification

Once we have completed an energy assessment, we can help you qualify and quantify your energy project savings by gathering utility, equipment and building data and assessing your in-house metering. We can analyze your data on a macro scale so you can track performance monthly and compare with previous years or once a project is completed determine actual savings. We can also analyze any process in detail down to 15-minute intervals for qualification of new processes and energy saving ideas.

Motor Management Services

A specific area that we can focus on is your motor population.  In most manufacturing sites, motors generally account for 50 to 60 percent of the total electrical load. We can help you manage your motor population. We improve motor driven system reliability and decrease motor based energy usage through training, testing, consulting and more. We will work to customize your motor management plan, help you make the right choices when motors fail and keep your facility running, avoiding costly downtime. Let us be an extension of your team and help you improve reliability and quality, increase productivity and reduce energy consumption.

For more information on our motors and drives services, please click here.

Training and Workshops

We want you to have the skills needed to promote energy efficiency in your facility. We have developed hundreds of customized trainings and workshops that promote technical expertise and know-how in energy efficiency and energy management. We take these trainings on the road to make sure you get the information you want. Some of our most popular training topics include:

  • Energy management basics
  • How to perform an energy assessment
  • Process energy analysis
  • Process specific
  • Specific facility systems training
    • HVAC
    • Lighting
    • Chillers
    • Compressed Air
    • Motors and drives
    • Energy and lean manufacturing

We can also provide customized training to meet you specific needs on a variety of topics, formats, depths, and durations.

ISO 50001

Advanced Energy stands ready to work with you to move on to higher levels of energy management. If you’re looking to implement an energy management system via ISO 50001 we can show you how. ISO 50001 requires the establishment of a formal, documented Energy Management System. Advanced Energy has skilled staff to help you with this specific process in your energy management journey. We have the following ISO 50001 related skills, experiences, and certifications:

  • Many years of experience working in manufacturing plants
  • Professional Engineers (PE)
  • Certified Energy Managers (CEM)
  • Professional Energy Managers (PEM)
  • Certified Practitioner, Energy Management Systems (CPEnMS)
  • DOE endorsed trainer for ISO 50001

For more details on ISO 50001, please click here.

Superior Energy Performance (SEP)

Currently, the top of the pyramid for energy management in the United States is the DOE Superior Energy Performance program. Established by DOE as a follow on to ISO 50001, SEP requires an even higher level of energy performance verification. Also, please note that ISO 50001 certification is a prerequisite for SEP certification.

Advanced Energy stands ready to help you reach the top of the energy mountain with the SEP program. We are one of the few companies in the Southeast that can help you reach SEP certification from beginning to end. Our senior energy engineer, Michael Stowe, is part of a select group of individuals nationwide to be recognized as a DOE SEP Trainer. He is available to lead ISO/SEP training events for industrial sites or cohorts with access to all DOE ISO/SEP presentations and instruction materials.

For more information on SEP, please click here.

Certifications

Certified Practicioner Energy Management Systems (CP EnMS)

  • Listed on the IEnMP website
  • Focus is on consulting on ISO 50001 system development for industrial sites
  • There are currently 113 people with this certification (as of Jan 2017)

Superior Energy Performance-Performance Verifier (SEP PV)

  • Listed on the IEnMP website
  • Focus is on serving on an ISO/SEP third party audit team to certify that the actual energy savings linear regression model is correct and acceptable to SEP standards, and recommending certification to the SEP Lead Auditor
  • There are currently 25 people with this certification (as of Jan 2017)

SEP Trainer

  • Listed on the IEnMP website
  • Referenced and endorsed by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • Able to lead ISO/SEP training events for industrial sites or industrial cohorts with access to all of the DOE ISO/SEP presentations and instructional materials (a huge benefit)
  • There are currently only SEVEN people with this designation (as of Jan 2017)

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