Energy Management and Conservation
East Port Properties Limited, as Property Manager, is committed to reducing energy usage in our buildings in order to reduce operating costs, conserve natural resources and reduce atmospheric pollution. To that end, East Port Properties will continually monitor and seek to identify opportunities to improve and will implement and maintain an energy reduction program that will set out strategies aimed at reducing energy consumption.
East Port Properties regularly inspects facilities and operational procedures to ensure that regulations and recommendations are being followed, and to determine if necessary maintenance and capital expenditures are needed in order to help with the organization’s energy reduction goals. We work with tenants to develop a cooperative strategy of maximizing efforts to reduce our environmental footprint. Educational material can be made available to inform tenants and staff of specific actions that they can perform to aid in this effort. We thank all those that help with our efforts to become a better and greener industry.
- Energy is recorded and tracked on a consistent basis, and bills will be analyzed for correctness, taking into account factors such as weather and occupancy.
- Building operators read and track meters. Any abnormally high or low readings are reviewed monthly to identify possible causes.
- Building staff receives training on energy, monitoring, management, reduction, and preventative maintenance.
- We continually communicate with tenants to ensure awareness of the buildings’ energy management policies, energy reduction practices and opportunities, and to ensure that their comfort and building environment expectations are being addressed.
- Tenants will be made aware of our various review systems in use at the buildings, and will, along with building staff, be made aware of the resources that are available to them through the system.
- Energy audits provide comprehensive reviews of the building’s energy efficiency, and includes a summary of major equipment and lighting systems, as well as a list of possible energy reduction opportunities. Audits can be performed either by in-house staff or by an external third party, and include an analysis of utilities and all sources of energy use, utilizing benchmarking to assess performance over time.
- Major equipment is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it is operating at an optimal level.