Energy Assessments & Re-Commissioning in Existing Buildings
Are you looking for ways to reduce energy use, lower operating costs, and improve the comfort of occupants in your building? Consider an energy assessment or retro-commissioning. The US Department of Energy calls energy assessments and retro-commissioning “a powerful tool for uncovering operational and equipment improvements that will save energy, reduce energy costs, and lead to higher performance.”* Our energy assessments give our clients the information they need to improve building performance and maintenance, and plan the equipment upgrades that best meet their budgets and energy efficiency goals. On our past projects, we’ve identified maintenance fixes and other low- or no-cost solutions to reduce building energy costs by 10%-30% or more.
We provide a full range of energy assessment and commissioning services to suit a range of budgets and goals. We focus on enabling building owners to get the most value from assets they already have by helping to get their facility and equipment working the way it was intended. We do this by identifying what’s broken and helping to get it fixed. We’ll recommend major upgrades or a more refined analysis project only when makes economic sense or satisfies a specific client need. At the end of the project, we make sure building owners and maintenance staff know how to operate and maintain the equipment so it continues to operate correctly.
This approach helps achieve our clients’ goals of lowering operating costs for their facilities without large capital investment, and reduces the amount of construction debris sent to landfills, all while reducing carbon emissions and increasing occupant comfort.
*U.S. Department of Energy A Guide to Energy Audits. (2011). Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/pnnl-20956.pdf.