A prudent energy-driven project starts with an integrated solution and is built from the ground up. Taking advantage of the depth and breadth of expertise of specialist companies will not only handle every detail but have a vision to approach your project as a whole and anticipate challenges ahead of time.
At a professional company, project tasks such as initial analysis, opportunity screening, field performance testing, performance analysis, conceptual design, project planning, final design, installation services, start-up, testing, turnover and measurement and verification of savings all come together in a fully integrated solution.
Every project has its challenges, but no matter what the problem, specialists know how to find the solution. The best solution! And, they’ll bring it to you through thoughtfully developed delivery platforms that put you in the driver’s seat to assume or shift risk and elevate your level of comfort.
Good project delivery platforms should include:
Engineering and Construction Management
Construction Management – At Risk
Turnkey Design/Build Implementation
Open Book with Guaranteed Maximum Price
Performance Contract Delivery
Energy Savings Guarantee
With or Without Financing
Regardless of the platform, the goal is to deliver solutions that save money and ease the daily challenges of system operations.
Specialist companies effectively combine the full spectrum of their resources and expertise to become full turnkey providers of project services. Field Engineering and Energy Engineering provide the front end scope development for improvements.
Once the implementation phase is completed by the team, they will execute post-installation measurement and verification of savings. And to secure the future of your new system, they will develop the ongoing operations and maintenance protocols to ensure performance excellence for the life of the equipment.
ENERGY ENGINEERING SERVICES
Rising natural gas prices, deregulated energy markets, hourly electric pricing, monthly natural gas pricing, declining natural gas production … these issues are making headlines nearly every day. If you are like most building owners/managers, your energy costs – and possibly your career – are directly affected by events playing out on the world stage.
What are you doing to protect yourself? Here are ten questions to help you gauge your ability to respond to unpredictable energy costs.
- What is your load factor?
- What are the three largest energy consumers in your building?
- What capital projects do you have planned that will reduce your future energy costs?
- Have you studied the benefits of distributed generation at your facility?
- Which alternative energy technologies are applicable at your facility?
- What is the Energy Usage Index (EUI) for your building?
- Have you benchmarked your EUI against other, similar facilities?
- Are you confident that you know all you should about state and federal energy incentive programs?
- Would your company value the recognition and public relations benefits associated with being acknowledged as an energy efficient, environmentally friendly business?
- Is your building eligible for Energy Star labeling?
If you had difficulty answering any of these questions, a specialist company can help.
Find the leading provider of quality assurance services for building HVAC, lighting, envelope and site utility systems in your area. They have usually a unique combination of field and design experience and provide complete in-house testing and verification services to guarantee unbiased results.
These companies provide the following services in complete compliance with national, state and local codes and programs. They usually also provide Total Building Commissioning (TBCx) for new building construction, additions, and renovation.
Specialist companies specialize in hands-on Field Engineering, testing, evaluation and retro-commissioning of existing HVAC and site utility systems. They will identify and solve problems, reduce energy expenses and improve indoor air quality to optimize their clients’ building performance.
The Retro-Commissioning process is a means of discovering and correcting HVAC and site utility system defects or malfunctions in existing systems so that the building will function as intended. It is a rigorous and systematic process of testing and evaluation.
Recommissioning is a periodic event that reapplies the original commissioning procedures in order to keep the building operating according to design or current operating needs. It is applicable to buildings that have been formally commissioned or retro-commissioned.
Continuous commissioning is an ongoing process to resolve operating problems, improve comfort, optimize energy use and recommend retrofits. Performance is monitored and assistance provided as needed to maintain continual optimum building performance.
HVAC/ Site Utility System Services and Consulting
Services include troubleshooting, problem-solving, performance testing and optimization of site systems and equipment such as:
Chilled water systems – chiller, cooling tower and pump testing
Steam systems – boiler efficiency and steam trap testing
Compressed air systems – compressor optimization and leak auditing
HVAC systems – air handler performance testing, hot/cold complaint investigation and heat load analysis
Air and Water Balancing (TAB)
Process/ pharmaceutical/ GMP specialists
Existing system troubleshooting, evaluation, and rebalancing