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HOW DOES ENERGY ASSURANCE WORK?

Energy Assurance cuts across traditional silos to create whole-building energy performance. We provide the transparency necessary to ensure that architects, MEP’s and CM’s are all working together to deliver an owner’s building energy performance goals.

BUILDING ANALYSIS – Turns data into knowledge

Use energy benchmarks to compare performance with similar buildings and then use those benchmarks to set energy reduction targets. Disclosure is accomplished through building monitors, dashboards, building identification plaques and Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager.

MASTER PLANNING – Provides owners iterative options to meet value-based goals

ENERGY TEAM
Assemble an integrated team to set goals

IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES
Prioritize purpose and application before equipment, efficiency before supply passive before active and simplicity before complexity

CREATE SCENARIOS
Create investment options for owners that balance energy reduction, cost, and construct-ability.

IMPLEMENTATION – Delivery of customized plan

CONSTRUCTION TEAM: PROJECT TEAM BUILDING
Integrated project delivery brings together the Energy Team, designers, architects, engineers, contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and construction teams early in the planning process to implement the building performance strategies.

BUILDING COMMISSIONING
Quality Assurance is accomplished utilizing traditional commissioning practices enhanced with monitoring based commissioning to assure the plan has been implemented.

MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION – Validates owners goals are realized

Use develop and implement a measurement and verification plan to ensure ongoing performance. Train all project stakeholders. Use educational workshops to promote brand as an innovative thought-leader, practitioner, and educator in the sustainability community.

MONITORING-BASED COMMISSIONING
Actual consumption data is compared to the simulation model to reach energy reduction goals in conjunction with the plan targets.

INTEGRATED ENERGY DASHBOARD
Integrated Energy Dashboard: displays real time energy monitoring of buildings. Dashboard takes real time data and displays the information in actionable ways and is exportable to smart devices. The integrated dashboard becomes the most important element of the building’s control center giving owners unprecedented control over a building’s energy performance, environmental satisfaction and total costs.

LIFECYCLE – Educate Owners so Goals are Sustained

The Energy Assurance™ plan is a living document that sets a goal of net-zero energy consumption. This plan establishes as a thought leader in the emerging field of sustainable construction.