CHICAGO--()--utiliVisor has been selected as an energy services provider for monitoring based commissioning in the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) service territory throughout the Chicagoland metropolitan region.
“In most instances, building owners are able to realize significant cost savings in a relatively short period of time”
Working under ComEd’s “Smart Ideas for your Business” energy efficiency program, utiliVisor, in association with Grumman Butkus Associates, will provide comprehensive energy monitoring and plant optimization services to hospitals, office towers, institutions and other large commercial facility owners. The program is intended to help ComEd customers reduce energy costs by creating more energy-efficient facilities.
“The ComEd program provides a host of incentives for building owners to invest in energy efficiency measures,” noted Timothy Angerame, Director of Business Development at utiliVisor. “This includes up to $25,000 in start-up grants and a reduction in energy usage costs of $0.07/kWh.”
utiliVisor’s services will involve retro-commissioning that provides expert analysis of a building to ensure all of its energy-using systems perform optimally. Both gas and electric energy saving opportunities are targeted, resulting in the identification of no-cost and low-cost energy saving improvements that can reduce energy usage and operating costs. This monitoring-based approach to retro-commissioning utilizes utiliVisor’s specialized software to analyze building system performance over a period of 18 months or more with an experienced operations center of engineers. During that time, energy-saving improvements are continually identified and fine-tuned.
“In most instances, building owners are able to realize significant cost savings in a relatively short period of time,” Mr. Angerame explained. “In fact, with the ComEd incentives, the payback on capital investment in the monitoring effort can be achieved in one and one-half years or less.”
Founded in 1978, utiliVisor (formerly known as Utility Programs & Metering) offers comprehensive energy monitoring and submetering services, providing accurate, reliable solutions to boost efficiency and lower energy consumption. The utiliVisor system is a web-based, networked solution, built on open standards, that works in real time to collect and format data, monitor operations and equipment errors, and deliver oversight via web-based alerts and alarms. UtiliVisor services more than 450 facilities nationwide and oversees more than 47,000 service data points, more than any other service provider in the United States. It is also the largest submetering company in the tri-state New York metropolitan area and an approved Meter Data Service Provider (MDSP) for the State of New York. (www.utilivisor.com).