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Zero Net Energy Planning Services

We can help you determine how to achieve zero net energy for your facilities – It all starts with understanding your energy demand profile and options for renewable energy generation.

Zero Net Energy means your operation’s net energy consumption is in balance. You achieve balance when the energy produced on-site through renewable sources matches or exceeds the energy consumed at your site.

  • Is zero net energy a goal for your building or facility?
  • Are you located in California?
  • Are you looking for an ally who can help you navigate today’s complex energy management environment?

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Zero Net Energy Planning

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) planning involves reviewing and determining what renewable generation systems and/or energy efficiency retrofits are needed in order to achieve net zero balance for an existing building or facility. To successfully transform a site into a sustainable, energy-efficient, and renewable energy-powered space, the analysis requires a holistic and integrated approach involving various stakeholders.


Conduct Energy an Audit

During the energy audit, we collect data on energy consumption and onsite energy production, identifying savings opportunities and assessing performance. The audit helps us understand the site's current energy consumption patterns and signals to potential areas for improvement.

Propose Energy Efficiency Measures

After reviewing the audit, we’ll propose energy efficiency measures to reduce the site's energy demand. These measures may include upgrading lighting systems, electrification of gas-powered equipment, improving insulation, optimizing HVAC systems, replacing outdated equipment with energy-efficient alternatives, and encouraging energy-saving practices among occupants.

Identify Renewable Energy Potential

Once energy efficiency measures are in place, the next step is to assess the potential for integrating on-site renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaics, battery energy storage systems (BESS), renewable natural gas (RNG), biogas, and/or green hydrogen-powered generators.

Build Energy Models

Energy modeling simulates the building's energy performance with the proposed energy efficiency measures, the addition of new loads such as electric vehicle charging and the integration of renewable energy systems. The modeling helps to estimate how well the facility's future energy consumption will balance with the renewable energy generation.

Optimize the Design

Based on the energy modeling results, we’ll optimize the design to achieve the ZNE goal. Adjustments may be made to the renewable energy system's capacity, additional energy-efficient measures may be implemented, and the building's operation may be fine-tuned to maximize energy savings.

Perform Financial Analysis

A cost-benefit analysis will evaluate the economic feasibility of the ZNE upgrades. This analysis considers the upfront costs of energy-efficiency retrofits and renewable energy systems, as well as the expected savings in energy bills over time and potential revenues from REC’s and LCFS credits.

Implement Monitoring & Performance Tracking

Post-upgrade, continuous monitoring is essential to track the building's energy performance and establish alignment with predicted outcomes. This performance tracking helps to identify discrepancies or inefficiencies that can be addressed through ongoing monitoring and adjustments.

From Faraday Microgrid’s perspective, the DC Energy Services team is unparalleled in the range and quality of work they provide. They are our first choice for facilities analysis, optimization, measurement and verification.

David Bliss, MDCEO, Faraday Microgrids

With DCE’s help, we secured nearly $3 million in funding to upgrade our processing equipment… We’re now on track to save nearly a half million dollars a year in energy costs, and our employees, neighbors and families are benefiting from the significant reduction in emissions.

Armand NicholiCFO, OWB Packers

DC Energy Services helped us secure just under $5.5MM in state grant funds to upgrade our baking facility’s industrial refrigeration system. I would highly encourage those seeking a trusted energy and/or sustainability advisor, to engage DCE.

Sean LeeGeneral Manager, Jessie Lord Bakery

DCE is overseeing our Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions reporting to help us establish goals to reach carbon neutrality within our supply chain. I cannot emphasize enough, the value they have brought to us and our operations.

Engineering ManagerFood Processing Facility

With a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the industrial sector, Skyven Technologies is delighted to work with fellow engineers and experts in the space. DCE offers complimentary services to our own, allowing customers to achieve attractive returns for novel projects in the industrial and food processing space.

Arun Gupta, PhDFounder & CEO, Skyven Technologies Inc.

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