Consulting

customersOur building experts bring years of unique experience working directly for building owners improving facility management operations through developing, monitoring and implementing programs and procedures. Our staff’s creativity provides solutions focused on customer’s problems while effectively delivering results. Professional Engineers, Certified Energy Managers, and Specialists in Automation, Information Technology, and Smart Buildings provide our clients with direct support to enhance their business.

Staff Experience

  • Developing Energy Programs for industrial and federal clients
  • Standards and Specifications development for Smart Building solutions
  • Advanced Metering Program development and management
  • Project scope development
  • Long range asset budget planning
  • Facility system analyses and recommendations
  • Staff training on operations, energy, smart buildings

Energy

green-productsOur Professionals approach to building energy solutions is through an owner’s and operator’s lens. We bring years of facility management, maintenance, and energy management solutions with practical results. Our focus is not to provide an energy audit report that sits on your desk. Rather, our results oriented team will drive solutions to achieve actual energy cost reductions. Our Certified Energy Managers provide complete energy services, including energy/water audits, analysis, modeling and development of energy conservation measures. We tailor our energy consulting services to meet your goals.

Capabilities

  • Building Automation System commissioning
  • Demand side management
  • Energy and infrastructure audits
  • Utility rate structure analysis
  • Energy program consultation
  • Advanced metering installation and repairs
  • Renewable energy evaluations
  • Design standards
  • Energy project scope development
  • LEED and Energy Star

Commissioning

Building Automation System advancements over the recent decade have fueled a data driven building industry allowing for enhanced functionality and building analyses. Often times these control systems, when installed in new construction, are not properly commissioned to ensure the systems function per the engineer’s design intent. Although many new construction projects have commissioning agents, they do not have the technical programing skills necessary to properly identify and resolve automation issues. Further, tight construction schedules often neglect the last construction task—the building automation system programing and verification process. Older facilities also have similar problems where mechanical, lighting, or other building systems are not functioning properly due to inherent changes over the life of the facility. Whether it’s a new facility or existing, our clients are often left with Building Automation Systems that are not functioning per the engineer’s design intent.

maintenanceCommissioning for new construction or Retro-commissioning for existing facilities is a process that focuses upon verifying facility systems are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained to the owner’s requirements. In general, commissioning or retro-commissioning typically improves a building’s overall performance.

Our automation specialists are certified in multiple vendors’ control automation systems and have the experience to ensure your controls are functioning properly. Mechanical engineers and commissioning specialists on our staff ensure your systems are designed and well documented to allow your staff the ability to properly sustain operations. With a well-tuned and commissioned smart building you can significantly increase your building’s operational efficiency.

Capabilities

  • Sensor Calibration
  • Control Loop Tuning
  • Schedule Optimization
  • Sequence of Operations Development and Re-Programing

Systems

  • Cooling Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Air Handling Units
  • Terminal Units (VAV boxes, Induction Units)
  • Electrical Systems (thermography)
  • Lighting Systems (re-lamping/Controls)
  • Advanced Metering Systems

Information Technology

information technologyWith the increasing level of smart building components, Information Technology’s role facilitating integration and ensuring secure networks is critical. Our Information Technologist (IT) Specialists are experienced in developing secure networks that provide cross functionality between automation systems, buildings, and campuses allowing our clients to achieve the maximum level of system interoperability while minimizing security risks.

Capabilities

  • Network Architecture Development
  • Data Management Solutions
  • Network Security Assessments and Configuration

Smart Buildings

Owners are often challenged with a variety of Building Automation System issues, from being trapped by a single vendor’s proprietary system to having a mishmash of different automation products that don’t function together properly. With the increased capabilities of modern automation products, Information Technology networks and the growth of open protocol building devices, we are seeing a large industry shift towards leveraging integration and Smart Buildings concepts to meet operational goals.

Our certified experts have extensive experience with many types of building automation systems, proprietary protocols, open protocols, and integration platforms such as NiagaraAX. We believe successful system integration is uniquely dependent upon the types of products, networks, and facility staffing capabilities. We, therefore, approach each integration project by evaluating these unique factors and working with you to develop clear options. Our certified specialists design, implement, and commission your solution. We are your advocate to ensure we provide a solution and product that works best for your team, maximizing the benefits to your organization.

Capabilities

  • Building System Integration layout and commissioning
  • Naming Convention development
  • Data Base consolidation
  • Standards and procedures development
  • Engineering, deployment and setup of vendor’s systems
  • System Configuration, programming and troubleshooting
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Virtual Server Configurations

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