Through our experiences working with clients who have undergone energy efficiency programs such as retro-commissioning to improve their building performance, we have found that the efficiencies they have initially realized start to disappear within two to three years. The following are recommendations to assist in maintaining and protecting the gains in efficiency that were initially achieved.More
With it being Earth Day yesterday, many of us had thoughts of what we have been doing and what we plan to do to contribute to making our world a greener place.More
The Cost of NOT Commissioning
April 18, 2013
There are capital costs to building commissioning, but it is important to consider the hidden costs of not commissioning.More
Preventive Maintenance and Energy Efficiency: Did you know preventative maintenance has a direct impact on energy efficiency?
April 4, 2013
We found the fins and coils on a cooling tower to be very dirty in one of our retrofit projects. When cooling tower coils and fins are dirty, the heat transfer is not efficient through the coils and fins and cooling tower fans will operate more to transfer the heat to ambient. This results in higher energy consumption and reduces fans’ life expectancy.More