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New York Green Building Initiatives Program

ITC developed the “New York Green Building Initiatives” program to promote energy efficiency and cost reduction using environmentally responsible “Green” technologies. We are currently promoting five initiatives of interest to a broad range of our clients:

ITC Steam Temperature Control System
Energy Audit Report
Johnson Controls Facility Explorer Building Management System
Energy Performance Contracting
Demand Response Program

ITC Steam Temperature Control System

Our patent pending Steam Temperature Control System regulates the steam temperature from your boiler or utility supplied steam based on outside air temperature, related vacuum pressure and inside area temperatures.

Utilizing this technology we can create steam at 160 degrees instead of the normal 212 degrees. Creating steam at a lower temperature uses less energy, resulting in lower utility costs. With the addition of individual steam riser valves and area temperature sensors, we are able to control the individual steam risers by opening a control valve only when there is demand for heat from the temperature sensors associated with that steam riser. This differs from limited or no control systems which supply steam to the entire building, all at once.

Our Steam Control System works with the BMS to improve energy efficiency. If an occupied space has an open window or space heater reporting an excessive low or high temperature on the riser, that space’s temperature sensor can be temporarily overridden using the BMS, preventing unnecessary demand. In addition, different temperature set points can be scheduled for each area throughout the day to compensate for solar load, area occupancy or night time set back. Using the BMS, you can create any number of temperature set points and time schedules desired.

Green-Buildings’ team of accredited green building professionals performed a benchmark analysis of the ITC Steam Temperature Control System against Green-Buildings’ proprietary Green Building Accepted Environment Principles Process™ and determined that the ITC Steam Temperature Control System will:

A. Conserve Energy and Electricity
B. Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GhG) Emissions
C. Increase Occupant Comfort and Satisfaction

Energy Audit Report

Most existing buildings do not consume energy as efficiently as they could. An Energy Audit is the most cost effective way to define exactly how your energy is being used, where it is used effectively or wasted, and the full range of energy saving opportunities available to you.

A licensed PE/LEED AP will come to your building to perform an analysis of all aspects of the building’s energy consumption. We then provide a detailed written report of our findings along with the savings that could be realized from upgrades to your heating, cooling and lighting systems. Most often, over time, the money saved by upgrading pays not only for the Energy Audit, but for the system upgrades themselves.

Johnson Controls Facility Explorer Building Management System

The Facility Explorer Building Management System (BMS) provides web browser accessibility anywhere on the building’s IT network and on any authorized computer that has Internet access. Now you can view and act on vital information locally or anywhere you have access to the Internet. This means you can resolve problems faster, maintain comfort levels and minimize deviations from energy saving strategies, improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs with a system that can be expanded to include building access control, video surveillance and more.

Trending Capability allows you to collect, store, and display pertinent system data for analysis, including control performance indication, energy consumption, and system troubleshooting. You can configure the BMS to create a history for any data point in its system database.

Override Capability allows sensors and data points to be overridden if they are contributing erroneous data to the BMS. An example would be an open window in an unoccupied space calling for heat from the system.

Scheduling - The BMS can be configured to automate various functions within the facility based on a time schedule. These functions would include determining expected occupancy periods, starting or stopping HVAC equipment, and turning lights on and off.

Alarming - The Alarming feature enables the BMS to initiate, route, and manage alarms and events according to user-defined criteria. Each alarm record logs the alarm and return-to-normal time and date, time duration in current state, text description, and alarm class.

Energy Performance Contracting

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a turnkey service which provides customers with a comprehensive set of energy efficiency, renewable energy and distributed generation measures. It is often accompanied by guarantees that the savings produced by a project will be sufficient to finance the full cost of the project.

In an EPC, we can provide a full range of services required to complete your project, including:

  • Energy audit
  • Design engineering
  • Construction management
  • Commissioning
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Savings monitoring and verification

Not every EPC project includes all of these services; the choice of the exact mix of services in a project is made by you. We tailor a comprehensive set of measures to fit your needs, including any of the following:

  • Lighting
  • Heating, air conditioning and ventilation
  • Control systems
  • Building envelope improvements (insulation, roofs, windows, etc.)
  • Cogeneration and combined heat and power systems
  • Demand Response Systems
  • Renewables and biomass
  • Water and sewer metering and use reduction
  • Sustainable materials and operations

We are constantly adding new measures to our projects in response to customer requests. Please call to find out how EPC can benefit the environment as well as your bottom line.

Demand Response Program

Demand Response technology manages electrical use in buildings automatically, over the Internet, whenever high prices, blackouts, or overloaded electrical demand threaten the power grid. If a power plant or transmission line goes down, signals can quickly reduce power demand as well as the likelihood of a full-scale outage.

A Demand Response program can help your company earn economic incentives by reducing electricity load at times when the grid is under stress. When demand starts to increase on the hottest or coldest days of the year, a signal is sent from the Energy Service Provider to your BMS, requesting a reduction in demand for a limited period of time in exchange for payment. These programs offer differing terms and payments, and are open to all types of customers.

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