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Markham Energy Management Projects: 2013

Markham’s Energy Management Projects 2013

Project: Clatworthy Hot Water Tank Upgrade

Completion Date: February 2013

Present Situation: Water tank broke down, need to replace with more energy efficient tank. There was an older 100 gallon, 208 volt, 3 phase hot water tank.

Proposal: To replace with high efficiency 50 gallon, 120 volt unit.

Advantages: Energy and cost savings of 23,734 kWh/year and $2,850/year, newer more reliable tank

Project Team: Paul Singleton, Amanda Martin

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Project: Fleet Operations Intelligent Parking Lot Controller

Completion Date: July 2013

Present Situation: 30 fleet vehicles are plugged in from Nov. 1 to Apr. 15 regardless of if block heating is required. In mild or very cold weather conditions, 1,500 watts of electricity are supplied for block heating.

Proposal: Install IPLCs on 30 fleet vehicles. Power is provided for block heating based on demand by using the temperature sensors and intelligent controls. In addition, a Data Mate was installed to log the energy savings and compare to estimated savings.

Advantages: Annual energy savings of34,650 kWh, annual cost savings of $4,150, achieve an under 2 year ROI, and upgrade receptacles.

Project Team: Laurie Canning, Amanda Martin

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Project: Thornhill Exit Sign Upgrade

Completion Date: June 2013

Present Situation: Thornhill has 101 older incandescent exit signs which operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. A diesel generator is connected to 20 of the exit signs.

Proposal: Replace incandescent exit signs with photoluminescent exit signs. The photoluminescent exit signs absorb light from surrounding areas and glow in the dark when the lights go out.

Advantages: Annual energy savings (35,400 kWh, 4 kW), energy and maintenance annual cost savings of $5,500, are designed to last over 40 years (lifetime warranty), require zero maintenance, contains no toxic products, and can be easily installed since they require no electrical connections.

Project Team: Janice Carroll, Dennis Riggs, Amanda Martin

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Project: Milliken Mills Arena and Soccer Dome Lighting Upgrade

Completion Date: September 2013

Objective: Determine lighting solutions for the facility.

Present Situation: Milliken Mills has 65 x 400W (plus ballast) arena lighting and 24 x 1000W (plus ballast) soccer dome lighting.... all of which are below lighting requirements.

Proposal: Replace arena lighting with 160W LEDs and soccer dome lighting with 320W LEDs.

Advantages: Annual energy and cost savings (250,000 kWh, 40 kW, and $30,000), quick ROI, improved light amount and colour for occupants and safety, reduce heat load on AC, instant- on technology for operational savings, longer lifespan, and surpass 50 fc ORFA standards.

Project Team: Kevin McGuckin, Tom Jones, Claude Maillet, Amanda Martin

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Project: Demand Response 3

Completion Date: October 2013

Present Situation: City does not manage peak demand but controls equipment based on operating schedules and manuals. The OPA will offer financial incentives to companies that enroll in the program to reduce their demand during peak demand events in Ontario.

Proposal: Enroll in Demand Response 3 program gradually through pilot champion facilities. Use successes and lessons learned to apply for future facility enrollment.

Advantages: Expand on the city’s growing and evolving Sustainability plan, revenue for the City that will help fund additional energy initiatives, aligns with the City’s commitments to Powerstream, a new opportunity to leverage existing assets to create a new revenue stream of $15,000 in year 1 at no cost for the city.

Project Team: Phoebe Fu, Mary Creighton, Janice Carroll, Graham Seaman, Dennis Riggs, Rob Bassie, Paul Singleton, Rob Hartnett, John Ward, Dave Dodds, Amanda Martin

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Project: City Wide Vending Machine Energy STAR Upgrade

Completion Date: August 2013

Present Situation: Over 70% of the existing vending machines used incandescent bulbs, one speed compressors, and do not have on-board controls to “setback” during unoccupied times.

Proposal: All ENERGY STAR qualified vending machines have T8 light bulbs, improved evaporator fans, variable speed compressors, and onboard software controls that turn the machine into “storage” mode based on time of day.

Advantages: Annual energy and cost reduction of 171,440 kWh, 12 kW, and $20,000.

Project Team: Rosemarie Patano, Amanda Martin

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Project: Fleet Operations Hallway/Office and Unionville Library Lighting Retrofit

Completion Date: September 2013

Present Situation: 42 Halogen lights were constantly burning out and producing a lot of heat.

Proposal: Replace with longer lasting, more energy efficient lighting technology.

Advantages: Replaced 42 Halogen lights with 42 LEDs for an annual cost reduction of 6,000 kWh and $700. The new lights are rated for 25,000 hours which will also reduce maintenance cost and time.

Project Team: Rob Bassie, Amanda Martin

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Project: Varley Art Gallery LED & Motion Sensor

Completion Date: October 2013

Present Situation: 198 Halogen lights (50 to 90 W) in the Community Room, Lobby, Retail Shop, Introduction Gallery, and Main Gallery are older style light fixtures that have a lifespan of a couple years

Proposal: Replace with longer lasting, more energy efficient lighting technology that uses between 8W to 18W

Advantages: Replace the 198 halogen lights with LEDs (8W to 18W) for an annual savings of 32,000 kWh, 13 kW demand, and $3,500. Motion sensors were added to further reduce energy costs and increase the lifespan of the new LED fixtures. The project also received an incentive of $5,594 from the Ontario Power Authority’s saveONenergy program.

Project Team: Rachel Brodie, Francine Perinet, Anik Glaude, Amanda Martin

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Project: Milliken Mills and Clatworthy Exit Sign Upgrade

Completion Date: November 2013

Present Situation: Milliken Mills and Clatworthy had older incandescent exit signs which operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Proposal: Replace incandescent exit signs with photoluminescent exit signs. The photoluminescent exit signs absorb light from surrounding areas and glow in the dark when the lights go out.

Advantages: Annual energy savings (34,340 kWh, 3.9 kW), energy and maintenance annual cost savings of $5,100, are designed to last over 40 years (lifetime warranty), require zero maintenance, contains no toxic products, use multi-cultural pictograms, and can be easily installed since they require no electrical connections.

Project Team: Tom Jones, Paul Singleton, Rob Hartnett, Amanda Martin

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Natural Resources Canada Energy Training

Completion Date: November 2013

Present Situation: Facility staff did not fully understand how energy was consumed in their facilities, how to use the metering systems, how to read load profiles, what the Green Energy Act’s Regulation 397/11 is, how to calculate energy savings, or all of the advantages for re-commissioning.

Proposal: The main purpose for the training was to increase the facility staff’s background in energy and improve their energy management skills.

Advantages: The training demonstrated how to spot and calculate energy savings, showed the staff electricity profiles and evaluated key performance indicators, explained the GEA’s Reg 397/11, highlighted the advantages of energy audits and re-commissioning, and showed them how to read electricity bills. We also discussed Portfolio Manager, monthly energy consumption comparisons to budgets (under development), and where to go with energy ideas or lifecycle upgrades to more energy efficient equipment.

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PHOTOS

Milliken Mills Lighting Retrofit to LEDs in the Arena

Amanda Martin, Claude Maillet, Jesse Bamber, Kevin McGuckin, Michael Knott, Tom Jones, Jim Valin

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Milliken Mills Lighting Retrofit to LEDs in the Soccer Dome

Claude Maillet, Amanda Martin, Kevin McGuckin, Tom Jones

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