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Green Integrations’ experts are here to simplify the process of making your building energy efficient. Check out the most frequently asked questions about LED lighting, solar PV, Air filtration, EV charging, energy storage, etc. or contact our team directly to get a personalized consultation.

Commercial Solar

Solar energy is one of the most consistent, scalable and fastest-growing renewable energy technologies in the world. Through its innovative technology and customizable solutions, your business can enjoy immediate profits through cash flow savings. No matter the size of your company, our experts are here to support you in finding the best solutions to reduce your energy bills and of course, reinforce your company’s commitment to the environment.

As electricity rates keep on increasing, solar panel prices are dropping worldwide. A quality solar PV system will reduce the cost of energy in your business by up to 80% and help you generate your own electricity at a fraction of your current cost. You can qualify for rebates of up to $250,000 per facility and enjoy a more profitable future for your business, the local economy, and the environment.

At Green Integrations we make sure to cover all your energy needs and make your business energy independent by offering a variety of solutions to choose from:

  • Solar PV rooftop net-metered systems – Offset maximum energy requirement and save up to 80% or more on electricity bills.
  • Solar off-grid systems with Energy Storage – Reduce dependence on grid and achieve peak shaving while becoming power-outage-proof.
  • Solar Wall and Glass – Innovative solar tech that both reduces electricity costs and improves aesthetics.

Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass. They require little to no maintenance for the 25 to 35 years of their power generation and in many cases there is no need to even clean them regularly. If something does happen, most equipment manufacturers that we collaborate with include warranties, although warranty terms depend on the company.

For a better understanding of your power consumption, our team analyzes your bills for the last 12 months. By using sophisticated software and employing large amounts of historical data for your location, we design a virtual layout of solar arrays on your roof, in a way that will generate maximum energy at minimal cost. Then we perform a financial analysis to create a custom report with all details regarding your PV plant, its performance, different funding options, cash flow savings, including available utility and government incentives. Paperwork shouldn’t worry you as well, as our professionals everything from paperwork to procedures related to applications for incentives, and communicate with the relevant authorities. To make sure the system is set up flawlessly, we have an engineering survey of your building and when all is really, our highly experienced team carries out a safe and systematic installation of your solar PV.

Residential Solar

Yes, Solar PV is a smart investment to build home equity. Solar solutions are a profitable energy source that can help you live in a bill-free home that saves you money all year long. It pays itself off and puts money in your pocket at the same time as it is proven that it can reduce your electricity rates by up to 70%, resulting in a positive cash flow from the very first year. By choosing solar PV for your home, you can turn your electricity expenses into home equity and cash savings, all while doing your part to sustain the planet for future generations.

Whether you’re building, buying, or renovating a home, or simply need to change your roof, there are great solar option for you to choose from and make your home profitable, sustainable and beautiful.

  • Solar PV rooftop net-metered systems: Offset maximum energy requirements and save up to 80% or more on electricity bills.
  • Solar Shingles & Tiles: Innovative solar tech that both reduces electricity costs, improves aesthetics, and eliminates the need for a shingled roof.

Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.

Studies have shown that properties with solar energy systems are worth more than ones without them. In most parts of the country, going solar will actually increase your property value more than you think.

Unless your solar energy system includes battery storage and you are fully off the grid, you will still receive a bill from your utility. However, you can dramatically reduce your bill, or even cut the amount you owe to $0, with a solar panel system that matches your energy use.

LED LIGHTING

LED lighting can save up to 80% on lighting operating costs and eliminate frequent maintenance as LEDs can last over 200,000 hours. A detailed savings estimate would depend on on the type of LED solution you will choose and what type of lighting you currently have. A safe estimate is anywhere from 50% to 80% over your existing lighting operating costs.

LED lighting consumes very little energy while producing the same or even greater light level output. LED doesn’t contain toxic chemicals and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by offsetting the use of energy created using fossil fuels. At the same time its lifespan is many times longer than traditional lighting, lowering its replacement frequency and use of resources that go into creating the technology.

By switching to LED lighting, you immediately enjoy the following benefits:

  • LED lowers your lighting operating costs by up to 80%.
  • Reduced maintenance costs with hassle free labour warranty.
  • Improve safety by avoiding accidents caused by poor lighting.
  • LEDs are long-lasting (50,000-200,000 hours)
  • They are environmentally safe and recyclable with no mercury and other hazardous materials.
  • Non-debt funding options that guarantee you save without paying anything upfront.
  • Office lights: Create the ideal conditions for your employees to be more focused and productive.
  • Exterior lights: Improve safety and security with the right choice of exterior LED lighting.
  • Warehouse & Manufacturing: Optimize light levels and building operational efficiency with the correct industrial LED solution.
  • Hazardous: Improve reliability through specialty-long-life LED lighting for the most important areas of your building.
  • Architectural: Discover high-end architectural LED solutions for demanding and creative lighting projects.
  • Horticultural: Maximize the production of your plans with LED lighting solutions that enhance your plants and flowers growth.

Our LED lighting solutions have a proven track record of quality and reliability. As a company, we put our clients first – offering only solutions that we are proud to stand behind, and providing industry leading hardware and labour warranties. Typical hardware warranties range from 5 to 10 years, and maintenance warranties range from 3-5 years for full-building projects.

IoT / HVAC

HVAC automation through IoT is considered a pioneering approach in making your building “smart”. It’s like having a virtual building assistant that helps you optimize energy usage by monitoring humidity, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems in a smart and effective way. Through advanced controls using Internet of Things (IoT) technology for your HVAC systems, you can improve diagnostic capability, control, and efficiency, and save money by reducing energy costs by up to 25% and the frequency of maintenance calls.

With IoT, you can have real-time monitoring and complete control at your fingertips. The command centre brings together all your utility data and monitors your major electrical and mechanical equipment remotely. This birds-eye visibility and real-time data allows you to be proactive and make decisions that optimize efficiency and prevent major breakdowns. 

    • View all utility data together with unlimited storage
    • Advanced and accurate fault detection and maintenance diagnostics
    • Reduce emergency repairs and manual visit costs
    • Optimize power consumption through remote access and wireless energy management
    • Troubleshooting capabilities
    • Real-time monitoring
    • Clean dashboard with temperatures, power consumption, daily graphs, etc.
    • Analytics, alerts, and HVAC controls

With IoT automation, businesses can easily save up to 25% on their heating and cooling costs.

By performing a detailed survey of your building’s HVAC system, our team reviews its efficiency and understands the specific needs you have. Then we provide a custom design of an IoT control system that optimizes air flow, heating, and cooling alongside a detailed cost benefit analysis with a live demo of your control capabilities. When everything is set, the installation process begins where we ensure a seamless integration with your building HVAC system.

EV CHARGING

As Electric Vehicles quickly outpace conventional ones, installing EV charging stations is a great option for additional income generation. Businesses can provide a renewable means of fueling transportation while earning an income. Additional benefits include attracting forward-thinking talent, reinforcing your company’s commitment to the environment, and reducing your company’s environmental footprint.

Green Integration offers you 2 solutions for EV charging stations. There are choices both for home use and businesses.

LEVEL 2: AC charging is the ideal solution for your home. It has low voltage and is able to charge your vehicle easily within a few hours.

DC Fast: For business purposes and places like gas stations and plazas, DC Fast is what you need. All it takes is 30-60 minutes to charge a car at a fraction of the cost. You can make quick charging stations available for your employees, visitors, and customers.

The technology and flexibility of an EV charging station makes it ideal for both homes and businesses. Check out below the top choices to place an EV charging station:

  1. Plaza/supermarkets/shopping malls: Rope in more customers for longer with on-premise EV charging
  2. Office premises: Charging stations for your employees to retain and attract top talents
  3. Residential condo buildings: Set apart your multi-residential building by providing charging facility to tenants.
  4. Gas stations: Upgrade your gas station for the electric revolution, secure long term revenue opportunities.
  • To start, get in touch by filling out our contact form. Our experts will contact you as soon as possible to cover any questions you might have and set an appointment. From there the process is simple:

    1. Premises survey –Our professionals perform a detailed survey of your facility’s or home’s premises (if required) to identify best suited location for installation, any required trenching work, etc.
    2. Comprehensive proposal – Whether you need a level 2 or DC fast charger, Pay-per-use or free use, we ensure the solution is designed to your specific requirements.
    3. Installation process – Our team of experienced and qualified installers take care of every aspect of the installation.

Energy Storage Solutions

Energy storage solutions offer various capabilities from storing electricity from your solar panel system, to improving energy resiliency through back up power and disruption mitigation. Moreover, by having additional revenue steams like Peak Shaving and Demand Response, energy storage solutions deliver you savings while offering the needed flexibility to achieve complete energy independence.

  • Cost-effective: With ESS you can reduce your energy costs through various utility program revenue streams.
  • Control: It offers the ability to choose when and how you use your energy to optimize savings.
  • Customization: ESS Allows full flexibility to meet your business energy needs.
  • Resiliency: By becoming more resistant to disruptions with ESS you improve energy security.
  • Peak-Shaving: You can achieve reduced demand charges through Peak-Shaving
  • Smart Load Shifting: With the use of smart load shifting you optimize charging and discharging times and increase savings
  • Solar Integration: ESS allow integration with solar energy and therefore, offer total self-sufficiency.
  • Power Outages: ESS offer you a safeguard against power outages

The energy needs of C&I applications differ case by case, as do the rate structures, utility programs, rebates, and potential ESS revenue streams . Therefore, it is important to choose the ESS that takes into account all of the variables, maximizes operational efficiency, while also optimizing energy savings and revenues. Based on your operational and financial requirements, our professionals will assess your needs and provide you with an ESS tailored to your operational needs.

  • Energy storage technology is neutral to the fuel sources and therefore, yes, it can support any of them. From solar, wind, and other traditional sources, energy storage batteries capture the electricity that is generated and stores it for future use.

Energy storage causes no direct emissions and in fact, helps reduce them by enhancing the transition to renewable energy while assisting traditional energy grids to operate more efficiently. ESS have a minimal footprint and there are no pipelines required.

Energy storage solutions or batteries as they are more commonly referred to, have been unlocking millions of dollars in energy savings for businesses around the world. The Ontario electricity market provides one of the most lucrative opportunities for businesses installing energy storage. The TOP 6 benefits businesses are enjoying through onsite energy storage are:

 

  1. Energy Arbitrage: Store electricity at night-time when prices are at their lowest and use during the expensive day time hours.
  2. Demand Response: Sign up to discharge electricity from your storage asset when requested and get paid for it.
  3. Smart A.I.: Automatically reduce spend with no impact to operations and safety.
  4. GA Busting: Reduce the charge that makes up 70% of your bill.
  5. Future gains: Hedge against future rate hikes, rate changes, TOI periods.
  6. Energy Independence: Increase resiliency, reliability, and safety.

AIR FILTRATION

Air filtration solutions have the ability to eliminate contaminants, viruses and bacteria. But quality indoor air is even more important than you know. It’s been scientifically proven that the benefits of quality indoor air go beyond that. The ideal air filtration solution protects both our physical and mental health by providing clean air that improves our productivity, efficiency and cognitive function.

  • The short answer is: anywhere we spend most of our day!

    • Homes and Apartments: Use clean air to create the ideal healthy and clean environment at home and prevent asthma symptoms.
    • Office Facilities: Help your employees be more productive and healthy by providing quality air solutions at the office.
    • Manufacturing and warehouses: Remove dust and contaminants with a well-designed industrial air filtration system.
    • Beauty and hair salons: Try the right air filtration to minimize the harmful effects of chemicals and viruses in high traffic areas.
    • Gyms and sports centers: Stay competitive by offering best air solutions for your customers and employees when it matters most.
    • Public and commercial buildings: From schools to shopping malls, minimize bacteria, dust and viruses, and keep visitors healthy.
    • Hospitals and Healthcare: Minimize risk and maximize the health benefits in the most sensitive places workplaces.

As people value the necessity of quality indoor air more and more, the solutions that are available in the market constantly grow. At Green Integrations, we work by the philosophy that one size doesn’t fit all and therefore offer a number of solutions suitable for different parts of your home or building.

To ensure that we offer you the best possible air filtration solution for your space, our team of experts conducts a survey of your entire building. Based on our findings and the special requirements you may have, we provide a custom system design that optimizes airflow and filtration.

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