S El Camino Real
1300 South El Camino Real is a six-story office building located on in San Mateo, CA. The property sits above a two-story parking garage that houses 300-plus vehicles. The garage is open to tenants and visitors Monday through Friday.
The Savings Opportunity
The garage at 1300 South El Camino Real is ventilated by four (4), 10-horsepower exhaust fans, which prior to retrofit by Nagle Energy Solutions (NES), were each run 14 hours a day, Monday thru Friday. That amounts to 70 hours per fan, per week. Based on the property’s electric utility rate – $0.17/kWh – the annual cost to ventilate the garage amounted to $19,303.
The NES Solution
The system installed NES by “syncs” variable frequency drive (VFD) technology to a proprietary, smart-control logic that detects and measures vehicle fumes and modulates fan motor speeds to prevent CO levels from exceeding preset trip points for extended periods of time. The result is to enable property owners to continuously ventilate their garages in an energy efficient manner while ensuring the health and safety of building occupants and visitors.
97% Garage Energy Savings Amounts to 12% Drop in Entire Property’s Annual Utility Bill
Our garage DCV system reduced the garage electric bill by 97% – and the entire office building’s electric bill by 12%. The garage fan motors’ kWh consumption was decreased by 110,100 kWh, lowering the cost to ventilate the garage by more than $18,700 – to just $584 per year. Annual peak demand was reduced by 97% – from 36.3 kW to 1.1 kW.
The system paid for itself in just 27 months – not including a $10,000-plus rebate from PG&E.
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About Nagle Energy Solutions (NES)
Nagle Energy Solutions, LLC is a manufacturer, distributor and installer of an innovative demand-control ventilation (DCV) system for commercial garages that reduces energy consumption in the range of 95% – with quantifiable savings as high as 97% achieved – all while leaving your garage fan motors running.
Our sales and service capabilities extend nationally and internationally.