Commercial buildings utilise more than 42% of all electricity produced, yet waste up to 50%. It is clear that looking at innovative ways to manage energy use across the building portfolio offers very substantial savings. Furthermore organisations need to urgently adapt from ‘business as usual’ if they are to meet CSR targets, and comply with current and future environmental legislation, whilst ensuring on-going reliability and investment value of building stock.
We believe that the application of Virtual Building technology from design, through construction & commissioning on into operation and renovation/adaptation offers a 3D platform upon which Smart building principles can be built. As such through our consulting services we can furnish you with the analytical information necessary to make decisions:
> League table energy and carbon footprint ratings across your building portfolio
> Detailed surveys of when and where energy is wasted, including hidden waste
> A building portfolio energy reduction strategy that maximises investment value
> Tracked and verified financial savings from energy conservation initiatives
> Detailed accounting solutions that avoid Carbon Tax penalties
In addition existing Building Management Systems (BMS) frequently operate inefficiently. We can not only identify how to make the BMS perform better, but through advanced analytics help you uncover hidden inefficiencies which when resolved can reduce operating costs substantially. On a recent project we achieved a 20% reduction on the annual energy bill without any capital spend.
If there is a need to refurbish, our state of the art simulation technology can determine the best Energy Conservation Measure by, for example, assessing the trade-off between energy savings and costs. Or if the best course of action is to de-commission and rebuild, we can provide a sophisticated and integrated Virtual Building solution that follows the design from conception, through rating and regulation compliance, on into construction, commissioning and operation.
This ensures that optimal operation is achieved at all stages and adapts as the building profile changes during its lifecycle. In this way you can gain enormous benefits throughout the whole design and subsequent operational process.
We bring this approach to any project and start by initially understanding your needs and assessing your portfolio. We work with you to produce an Energy Reduction Strategy report and after review helps implement the strategy.