Services we recommend for Office Buildings
The best efficiency opportunities in office buildings lie in the details of operation. We collect data, data and more data, and speak with occupants and facilities staff. This information often leads to a wealth of low-cost/no-cost opportunities in addition to the capital projects.
Energy assessments are the first step to energy use reduction, as they provide a baseline of energy use and an itemized list of actionable energy efficiency measures. We typically identify opportunities which would reduce facility energy costs by 10% - 30%, many with an ROI of 50% or more.
Despite high energy prices, little consideration is given to energy use as design criteria for building and industrial systems. We assist our clients in determining how much different equipment options will cost them to operate. We can prevent costly mistakes in the design and specification process which would result in high energy use. Additionally, we can provide the third-party, independent verification needed for tax incentives, grants, rebates and certifications.
Continuous Energy Efficiency Management
Realizing energy savings requires identification of opportunities, quantification of savings, design, specification, installation, and operation of new equipment. For many facilities, this is a continuous process as funding, time resources and new technologies are available. Achieving the desired reduction in energy use often requires energy efficiency expertise at several points. For that reason, we offer a continuous energy-efficiency management to assist our clients in every step of the process.
Energy Efficient Commissioning and Retrocommissioning
Commissioning should be more than just a buzzword. Every building uses energy in a unique way, it has its own energy signature. However, building and system design often ignore this. We commission buildings with an eye on energy efficiency, evaluating set-points, schedules and operating procedures to optimize energy performance. We relish LEED's Enhanced Commissioning credit, which provides a mechanism for energy to be a criteria throughout the design and implementation process.Learn More>>
Any of our services are at their essence about education, providing accurate information to our clients so that they can make better informed decisions. Currently we provide instruction for the US Department of Energy and the Building Operator Certification programs. We also offer workshops for facilities and maintenance staff and building occupants. These workshops would meet objectives for LEED-EB staff training.
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