The Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia (BOMA BC), with support from Natural Resources Canada, has launched a new service for buildings to identify low-cost energy and emissions savings through recommissioning.
The BOMA BC Building Tune-Up Program provides a free detailed assessment of operational energy conservation measures, a fixed value amount to implement the identified measures, along with the full cost to verify the measures after implementation.
“We are supporting BOMA members’ efforts to make their buildings more efficient and show our industry’s commitment to reducing emissions,” said Damian Stathonikos, BOMA BC’s President in the release. “Efficient buildings are a key element of the CleanBC and Federal Sustainable Development strategies, and BOMA members are leading the way.”
BOMA BC endorses recommissioning as a tool to analyze building equipment and control systems to ensure they perform together effectively and efficiently.
The program is geared towards Class B and C buildings that are older than five years, a market segment with significant opportunities for energy savings. ESC Automation, a long-time BOMA BC member, was selected to conduct the assessments after a competitive bidding process.
“Energy efficiency saves money, creates jobs and reduces pollution,” said Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi in the release.
“It also improves the comfort of our living and workspaces. We are proud to support BOMA BC’s efforts to help building owners save energy and support our energy system transformation.”