Many multifamily buildings rely on central hot water systems serviced by inefficient, continuously running pumps, wasting gas, increasing electrical usage and reducing the life of the entire water distribution system. Recognizing the significant savings opportunity, Benningfield Group designed a program for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) called On-Demand Efficiency (ODE) that is FREE to qualifying SoCalGas customers.
This no cost program for multifamily building customers in the SoCalGas service territory installs an ODE controller to regulate the recirculation pump on the central water heating system. It reduces the pump operating time from 24 hours a day to as little as six hours a day, and still provides the same hot water experience to your building occupants. To date, the ODE program has installed controllers to over 128,000 dwelling units in over 3,600 communities, saving over 2.5 million therms, throughout the SoCalGas territory.
Benningfield Group works with manufacturers, distributors and contractors throughout the SoCalGas territory to administer the program. We have also created a custom database that allows us to track status, create reports, monitor inspections, and store data relating to program sites and gas savings, ensuring that quality and efficiency are conducted at every stage of the program.
For more information about the program or to apply, click here.