Facility managers interested in upgrading their control system may be aware of the benefits of converting to DDC, but may not be aware of available incentives or attractive opportunities to do it. Today, Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems are standard for any new commercial or industrial HVAC installations. Yet, many HVAC systems still utilize obsolete pneumatic and/or stand alone control systems.
Rebate programs exist to help building managers make efficiency improvements more feasible. There are 2 ways DDC rebate incentives can be achieved: prescriptive rebate or custom rebate.
The most straight forward rebate acquisition is through prescriptive rebate. Where the utility companies will reimburse the building owner per energy efficiency point that is upgraded to DDC.
Custom rebates are done for higher level incentives. In a custom rebate an engineer will perform an energy study, detailing solutions for conserving energy within a customers building. From the engineer’s study, comes a report of recommendations and solutions along with estimated energy savings. From there the utility will commit to a monetary incentive to complete the project. The monetary incentive from utilities is always in addition to the cost savings associated with reducing utility consumption. If the customer decides to move forward with the project, the utility will cover half the cost of the engineer’s study in addition to providing the monetary rebate incentive upon completion.
BAS is capable of servicing our customers through all processes of acquiring an energy rebate. BAS offers services from rebate application completion to custom energy studies and project implementation. We are your best partner for helping you meet your energy efficiency goals. Contact us to learn more about our complete energy services.