Case Studies

October 12, 2016

Case Study – HVAC RTU Malfunction – Annual Cost Avoidance of $21,550.00

Overview In a retail store setting, natural gas is mostly consumed to heat the area during the colder months of the year. This means that as the weather turns nicer, the rooftop units switch from heating to cooling in order […]

September 20, 2016

Case Study – Leaking Toilet – Annual Cost Avoidance of $1,200.00

Overview Water usage in most retail store locations is usually fairly low as there might be 1 or 2 washrooms for staff and public use. For that reason, retailers will often simply pay their water utility bills without paying too […]

September 6, 2016

Case Study – Broken Sprinkler – Annual Cost Avoidance of $8,400.00

Overview As observed in previous case studies, water bills are just as important to monitor as other utilities like electricity or natural gas. The cost avoidance per issue might be lower, however, issues can arise at any time and can […]

August 23, 2016

Case Study – Hidden Leak – Annual Cost Avoidance of $2,400.00

Overview As discussed in previous case studies, water bills are often given very little attention due to the fact that they are usually a much lower cost than other utilities such as electricity. For that reason, issues can go unnoticed […]

August 16, 2016

Case Study – Dark Locations – Recovery of $30K

Overview For companies with multiple retail sites, locations may be closed for various business reasons, but the lease for the site remains and utilities must be kept active to ensure the property is secure and there is no risk of […]

August 11, 2016

Case Study – Downsized Location – Recovery of $7.5K

Overview For companies with multiple retail sites, the “footprint” of any one location may fluctuate over the years as leased space expands and/or contracts. As this occurs, space is turned back to the landlord, transferred to another tenant or the […]

August 9, 2016

Case Study – Hydro Usage by other Tenants – Recovery of $32K

Overview For companies with multiple retail sites, the “footprint” of any one location may fluctuate over the years as leased space expands and/or contracts. As this occurs, space is turned back to the landlord, transferred to another tenant or the […]

August 4, 2016

Case Study – Gas Usage by Landlord Results In Recovery of $12K

Overview Many buildings will fluctuate from month to month and year to year regarding the amount of heating fuel they use to maintain sufficient indoor temperatures. Factors such as external temperatures, customer count and possible physical renovations can account for […]

August 2, 2016

Case Study – Lighting Load Reductions – Annual Cost Savings of $575K

Overview Through an internal auditing program, Six Sigma, Staples Canada asked all departments to identify potential areas for further reductions in ongoing operating costs. The Staples Energy Committee (SEC) submitted our proposal for lighting load reductions and it was accepted […]

July 28, 2016

Case Study – Redundant Meters – Annual Cost Avoidance of $18K

Overview As companies grow and add locations, acquire businesses or expand existing sites, most times attention is not paid to the number of utility meters at each site. This can eventually lead to what is called “redundant meters”. These meters […]

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