Energy Performance Program (EPP)
Get in touch with our Renteknik Experts today!
Learn more about additional incentive programs being offered, such as Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (IEEP)!
Renteknik offers full life-cycle support for more than one incentive program! Learn more about the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (IEEP) and how we can help you improve industrial processes, optimize equipment and support your facility’s commitment to deliver energy savings.
Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (IEEP)
Get in touch with our Renteknik Experts today!
Learn more about additional incentive programs being offered, such as Energy Performance Program (EPP)!
Renteknik offers full life cycle support for more than one incentive program! Learn more about the Energy Performance Program (EPP) and how we can help you reduce energy and drive efficiency and get rewarded!
Powering a future of sustainability
Decarbonization: an integral building block to a climate positive future
By: Darren Cooper, P.Eng, President of Renteknik Group
Canada has become a globally recognized Green Recovery Leader with commitments to policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions. With rising energy costs and deregulation in the electricity and gas industry there is a new impetus for companies and organizations to adopt low-carbon policies. These policies will not only support energy and operational efficiency, lowering energy demand and promote the adoption of renewable energy, it will also enable Canadian companies to increase their global economic competitiveness while ensuring a smooth transition to net zero by 2050.
How does my organization build an effective carbon reduction strategy?
Many companies that recognize the reality of climate change and have a sustainability vision have started on the journey with mapping out first steps in a carbon reduction strategy. To ensure the vision becomes a success companies will require an Energy Management Information System (EMIS) included in a comprehensive Operational Efficiency and Energy Management Program (OEEMP).
The EMIS comprises several elements that are integrated to form a complete solution. These elements include real-time sensors and meters integrated into a cloud-based energy management software platform.
The EMIS is an essential tool to access influencing factors like equipment and energy use, operating and occupancy schedules etc., and provide data capture and the gap analysis needed to accurately gain insight into the organization and help form an action plan.
EMIS is built off monitored data-driven analytics. Sensors and instruments are used to measure electricity, gas, water, steam, CO2, HVAC, compressed air and much more. Using real-time sensors and meters integrated into a cloud-based energy management software platform that can also be integrated into the organization’s process monitoring, control and IT systems will turn analysis into an actionable sustainability and reduction plans.
It is important to recognize that the EMIS alone cannot reduce emissions, save energy, reduce waste, increase efficiency and productivity, or save money. This must involve organizational commitment on all levels and expert technical and professional support. Working with experts like Renteknik, identifying gaps, setting appropriate KPI targets and continuous monitoring and reporting will ensure long term efficiency goals for your organization together with ongoing improvement and sustainability are achieved.
With the right strategy and solutions in place, like the EMIS, organizations will be able to make informed decisions, improve productivity and efficiencies and begin building the path to decarbonization and a more climate positive future.
How IoT can support your businesses efficiency and sustainability goals
Today’s Sustainable Goals: Making IoT an Essential Part of Your Business Operational and Energy Efficiency Management Plan
By: Arya P Unni, Operational & Energy Management IOT Developer, Renteknik Group
The Internet of Things (IoT) is on the path to helping slow the destructive course of Global Warming and Climate Change, and a positive solution for businesses in all industries. It is becoming more and more of a standardized policy to mandate and implement strategic efforts to ensure that all buildings operate at net zero carbon with IoT at the core of the solution. The IoT is a powerful network of embedded sensors, technologies and software platforms, allowing for the interchange and collection of data and machine learning providing real-time system and building analysis, and evaluation.
The IoT sensors available today support all of the main pillars of operational and energy management; operational efficiency, reduced waste, increased productivity, indoor air quality improvements and energy reduction and alternative energy onsite opportunities.
IoT’s Role in Operational Efficiency Management and Sustainability
Real-time sensors are becoming a staple of importance for businesses in the effort to expand operations, energy, indoor air quality and carbon/emissions reporting.
Secure, easy to install IoT devices offer a multitude of monitoring options including electricity, gas, heat/cooling, water and air quality and carbon emissions that can easily provide businesses with constant and trustworthy real-time reporting. IoT and parallel Professional Support help focus on attaining and maintain equipment and building systems and operations at optimum levels with alerting capabilities to evaluate effectiveness of any changes or adjustments performed on Systems. Ongoing evaluation of these metrics help to enforce internal sustainability and efficiency business goals and standards even in the absence of a true global climate change agreement.
IoT Device Management Platforms and the Rise of DevOps and Their Contribution to
Better Efficiency and Better Devices.
The need for Development and Operations (DevOps) is swiftly on the rise. ‘DevOps’ teams are responsible for ensuring that the infrastructure is being supported properly. With the help of IoT Device Management platforms, which have quickly become the central hub of today’s IoT network, DevOps teams are positioned to better manage, scale and operate their wheelhouse of devices quickly, easily and remotely while simultaneously reducing long-term operational costs and inefficiencies.
Continuing to take Action
In today’s data driven world and as we look on the horizon to future Sustainability goals, IoT will continue to be at the forefront for many businesses to provide actionable real-time data. It will cut waste by improving and optimizing energy, processes, operations and systems. It will continue to adapt and evolve as researchers continue to unveil new findings and data on the steps we need to take to protect the environment, ourselves and our businesses against the challenges that come with Global Warming, Climate Change and Global Economic Factors.
Embracing the journey to net zero and decarbonization
Embracing the journey to net zero and decarbonization with predictive maintenance and real-time granular data.
By Mohamad Ezzeddine, Energy Project Manager, Renteknik Group
With the extremely strong push to reach each businesses net zero goals by 2050, many are facing challenges along the way, leaving them unsure how to proceed and plan for the future of decarbonization. Businesses have been discussing the importance of carbon reduction for quite some time, however over the last couple years reducing ones carbon footprint has shifted from a slow moving tactical plan, to strategic urgency.
Reducing waste is seen in so many ways, however when it comes to businesses, facilities and organizations, one of their most challenging hurdles is reduction and becoming more sustainably conscious through operational and energy efficiency and more so the equipment and systems that operate, sometimes all day long, within a facility.
To proactively maintain equipment can be challenging and what can stand to be even more difficult is to ensure you are monitoring, maintaining and reporting on each piece of equipment, ensuring that all your operations are running properly, your equipment is healthy and that you are not wasting more energy than needed.
Predictive maintenance is the process of using real-time data analysis and other technological systems to detect and prevent defects, costly equipment failure and operational down-time. This process can be a substantial cost-saver along with a huge relief on sustainability and driving increased efficiency.
How can real-time data analytics help your efforts in predictive maintenance?
From fail to fix and prevent and predict! Let’s take the example of a facility that has two vacuum pumps running. To the naked eye, both pumps are working perfectly, but without any real-time data analytics, it makes it almost impossible to know what is actually happening to each piece of equipment. If we were to monitor the energy usage and functionality of both pumps and compare them to each other, we can see that the one pump (blue line) cycles on and off correctly, where the other pump (purple line) runs continually. This not only impacts production but may also shorten the life expectancy of the piece of equipment, as it is working much harder than needed, resulting in energy waste into the environment and out of your businesses bank account.
Taking the opportunity to engage your business in the journey to net zero.
Businesses all over the world are welcoming the opportunity to become more environmentally friendly, more sustainably conscious and actively portray their carbon neutral mandate status. On the other hand, if your business is lacking a plan for 2050 and falling behind on sustainability efforts, there is a risk of becoming left behind when the competition shines through.
A second opportunity that is more so obvious when cutting back on your overall energy waste, is the savings you will take hold of in the years to come, Government grants and incentives will begin to provide opportunities to save and cut back and as long as organizations can structure themselves to ensure they are able to take advantage of these incentives, they will benefit greatly from them.
Lastly, is the opportunity to engage staff and employees within your organization. Staff who feel that they are working for a company that cares and has a culture that holds sustainability as an importance will gain a workforce that is productive and compassionate about their place of work.
Taking steps forward as a business and making an impact on your carbon footprint
The only way your business can act effectively in this face-paced, changing environment is through establishing a work-wide culture that begins to make sustainability and carbon-neutral a priority. Setting sustainability goals and a business plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade holds enormous growth opportunity, will attract customers and new employees that are passionate about the same goals and will overall impact your bottom line and set you apart from your competitors.
Unparalleled Real-Time Energy Insights Solutions
The Power To Waste Less Energy & Harness Operational Efficiency
Renteknik’s partnership with Centrica Business Solutions and Panoramic PowerTM provides our Clients with the opportunity to visualize their operations and energy use with real-time, granular data and an analytics platform to holistically: Improve operational efficiency, reduce operational costs and downtime, manage consumption and ensure equipment health.