When attempting energy savings, Ether is well positioned to provide the greatest gains. While not the only area of savings, lighting is the first place in a facility to look for savings because changes are usually easy, inexpensive and have a quick payback period. Our 3 step process is customized to meet your unique facility’s needs and budget while maximizing energy savings, rebate qualifications and project goals.
STEP 1. ASSESS EXISTING LIGHTING
The first step is to assess current lighting conditions. Measuring current conditions against calculated upgrades will present the expected savings. Understanding current lighting conditions and needs will aid in determining applicable technologies and recommendations. To conduct a basic lighting analysis we will first need to gather basic lighting information, such as the number of lights, their location, and their time in use to help you understand the current energy use attributed to lighting in the facility. Detailed layers of energy use can be collected and scrutinized depending on your facilities goals established in your initial intake interview.
STEP 2. ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING PLAN DEVELOPMENT
The second step is determining the appropriate energy efficient lighting technologies available that offer the best possible savings while maximizing available utility rebates. Depending on the size of your facility and the variety of existing lamps and fixtures this step is typically the most involved and can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks depending on the level of detail requested. In cases where energy monitoring and baseline usage data is gathered the evaluation can take several months.
STEP 3. ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING PLAN
The third step is to present the Lighting Plan. This plan details out the best practices and products recommended to obtain maximum energy efficiency and savings. We provide a detailed analysis of your estimated current energy usage, projected energy efficient upgrade usage, complete return on investment (ROI) report as well as metrics on your estimated annual greenhouse gas reductions. This allows you to look comprehensively at your project, and reach your efficiency goals with a clear road-map to success.
ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING PROJECT OUTLINE
Education on Energy Efficient Retrofit Options
2. NEEDS ANALYSIS
Determine what services are needed.
3. DEFINE GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Establish project goals.
4. FACILITY WALK THROUGH
Identify areas with special considerations.
5. SET APPOINTMENT FOR AUDIT
Schedule a time when we can spend the necessary time to collect all lighting data from your facility.
6. PERFORM DETAILED AUDIT
In-depth facility walk through and data collection.
7. REVIEW STUDY FINDINGS & DETAILS
3-6 weeks after Audit
8. CUSTOMER AGREEMENT
Final Adjustments & Final Proposal.