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In 2012, HARBEC management set a goal of achieving ISO 50001 SEP certification in order to achieve carbon neutrality the following year. That decision would mandate the collection of precise resource consumption and energy usage data – a task that would require the expanded use of its Automated Logic WebCTRL system.
The WebCTRL system now documents the plant’s use of compressed air, natural gas, hot and chilled water as well as all city water consumption points throughout the facility. HARBEC is using the system’s EnergyReports™ application, with its extensive trending capabilities, to track energy usage at the equipment level, allowing plant staff to monitor performance and maintain established benchmarks. Reflecting its commitment to accountable and sustainable operations, the company even provides real-time public access to its energy usage data through its web site (www.harbec.com). With reporting options available in 3D bar, line, pie chart and tabular formats, data is easily viewable, according to Keith Laszek, LEED® AP BD+C, Logical Control Solutions Project Manager.
The integration of the WebCTRL® system’s reporting capabilities was “a very low cost operational change. We pay close attention to how we run the plant to make sure it operates as efficiently as possible,” added HARBEC’s Eisenhauer.
In the year following the 2012 WebCTRL system upgrades, benefits proved to be dramatic. By increasing its operational efficiencies, primarily within the cogeneration plant, HARBEC:
“We export electricity and water to our tenants, guaranteeing them a lower rate. Logical Control Solutions metered both hot and chilled water and even developed a billing template for them,” concluded Eisenhauer.
Client: HARBEC, Inc.
Location: Ontario, NY
Controls Contractor: Logical Control Solutions, Inc.
Project Type: Retrofit
Building Size: 50,000 square feet
Collect sufficient operating data for ISO certification and achieve carbon neutrality
Integration of reporting capabilities with existing building automation system
Major Decision Drivers
Existing system, long-term relationships with building automation and mechanical engineering firms
HVAC Controls: Automated Logic's WebCTRL
Installation Date: September 2012
1150 Roberts Blvd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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