Existing buildings offer opportunities to save money and showcase your commitment to sustainability in fresh ways – all while improving the health, comfort, and productivity of building users. Group14 Engineering can help you get there:
Energy Audits | Our audits generally find possible savings of 25-40% of a building’s utility cost with a 4-6 year payback. Services range from investigatory, high level walkthroughs, to ASHRAE Level II or III audits, to a comprehensive service package integrating retro-commissioning, calibrated energy modeling, measurement and verification, and LEED for Existing Buildings O&M.
Retro-Commissioning (RCx) | Retro-Commissioning or re-commissioning (RCx) is a cost effective means to provide optimal performance for existing buildings. RCx restores HVAC and lighting controls to peak performance. Energy savings from RCx typically pay for RCx in less than six months. Group14 Engineering often provides RCx in partnership with the Xcel Energy RCx program, which provides a cash incentive for up to 75% of study fees, as well as cash incentives for implementation. For more information on the Xcel Energy Re-commissioning program, click here.
LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED EBOM) | LEED for Existing Buildings helps building owners and operators reduce costs while transitioning to green O&M strategies. The rating system addresses indoor air quality, cleaning and maintenance issues, water and energy use, recycling, exterior maintenance, and building systems upgrades. The certification product is performance based and data driven. When implemented correctly, sustainability performance metrics are created to help manage on-going operations, and report year on year results to stakeholders.
LEED EBOM sends a powerful message to employees, clients, and the marketplace. Key benefits include:
- Reduced operating costs
- A healthier and more productive work environment (studies show 5-10% increase in knowledge worker productivity and reduced absenteeism)
- Improvement in student test scores
- Increased building valuation and appeal to tenants
- Reduction of environmental impact
Interested in learning more? For a free pre-qualification assessment, please contact Michael Levinson at mlevinson@Group14eng.com or 720.221.1077.
Retro-Commissioning: The Cost of Doing Nothing
Are you considering retro-commissioning for your building? Group14 Engineering provides our perspective if you do nothing. Click here to read the PDF.
Group14 Engineering and LEED EBOM
Michael Levinson, our LEED EBOM analyst, lead a webinar for Buildings Magazine. Click here to listen to the webinar.