Energy is What We Do
ATS saves you energy and money by leveraging existing energy management systems, controls expertise and new and innovative technologies. Energy Management Systems interact with all aspects of a building and are the common link between occupants, facility managers, and mechanical and electrical systems. A building cannot maximize energy efficiency, no matter how efficient the equipment is, without an optimized Energy Management System.
HVAC and lighting account for the majority of energy consumption in commercial buildings. A well designed and maintained control system is the first step to minimizing this energy cost and ensuring tenant comfort. With ATS Energy Services you can take this a step further by customizing an energy management plan that fits your facility’s needs. For additional information or to start optimizing your systems contact ATS Energy Services.
ATS offers a wide range of energy services including:
ATS’ signature energy service and building performance offering facilityCARE, is an ongoing commissioning and advanced analytics platform that proactively identifies energy waste and system inefficiencies as they happen.
In the first 3 to 4 years of operation, “building performances typically deteriorate as much as 30%.” Setpoint and sequence modifications, manual system overrides, tenant activity, deferred maintenance, and space-use changes can all lead to operational drift within the building automation system and ultimately inefficient building performance. The facilityCARE process ensures your facility stays like-new.
facilityCARE is powered by SkyFoundry’s analytics software, SkySpark. SkySpark helps facility owners and operators find what matters in the vast amount of data produced by today’s smart systems.
Energy & Facility Improvement
An assessment of your facility is the first step to developing a project that will save your building energy and money while improving performance. Though Energy Assessments tend to focus on energy conservation projects, it is common for the non-energy benefits (tenant comfort, maintenance reduction, end of life replacement, etc.) to be the primary project driver. ATS will identify facility improvement and energy conservation measures and any applicable utility and grant incentives. ATS can provide financing options If funding is needed. After project qualification and selection, ATS will manage the process, execute the improvement measures, provide measurement and verification to ensure project success, and deliver ongoing service to ensure lasting results are maintained at your facility.
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Whether it is campus, tenant, or system sub metering, ATS supports the provision, installation, and ongoing monitoring of electric, gas, steam, chilled/hot water, or any other sub meters. With proper metering in place, energy management priorities become clearer and the ability to manage energy becomes easier.
ATS is also able to help your facility meet local metering guidelines including the requirements by the City of Seattle and the State of Washington energy codes.
Energy management systems are sophisticated, and sometimes complex tools that enable facilities to maximize energy savings. Energy Management Systems are also nearly infinitely flexible and adjustable, which, over time, can lead to unintended energy waste. The ATS energyOptimization service employs a systematic approach that focuses on the three S’s of control system efficiency – Schedules, Set Points, & Sequences – to maximize energy savings.
City of Seattle Building Tune-Ups
Buildings 50,000 square feet or larger in Seattle will be required to perform building Tune-Ups every five years in accordance with Seattle Municipal Code 22.930 and the OSE Director’s Rule 2016-01. The goal of the program is to identify and implement low or no cost energy and water improvements that result in savings for facilities
ATS has the expertise and resources to be your facility’s Tune-Up Specialist and is an official tune-up accelerator provider.
Additional Energy Services Offered:
- Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx)
- Advanced Fault Detection
- Energy Monitoring and Analytics
- Utility Incentive Program Management
- Energy Grant Management and Support
- Tenant Billing
- Demand Ventilation Concepts
- Optimum Start Strategies
- Energy Star Certification and Management
- Energy Control Retrofits
- Dashboards and Data Visualization
- Schedule, Setpoint and Sequence Optimization
- Energy Benchmarking
- Variable Frequency Drive Retrofits
- Lighting and Irrigation Control
- Cooling and Heating Plant Optimization
- Peak Demand Limiting
- Electric Car Charging Stations and Billing
- Certified SkySpark Essentials Training