Energy modeling is a tool design teams can utilize to understand the impact various green building strategies have with respect to energy consumption. It determines the “gas mileage” of the building before it is built.
The goal of an energy audit is to reduce the utility bills of an existing building. This is achieved by operating the mechanical systems in accordance with the actual building operation.
Confirmation by a registered Professional Engineer that an existing building exceeds the energy performance of 75% of similar buildings, while maintaining correct ventilation rates, sufficient lighting levels and optimal thermal comfort.
The path towards sustainability begins with education. Three levels of educational offerings include green building core concepts, LEED rating system specific and LEED implementation.
To promote the Triple Bottom Line — Social Responsibility + Environmental Stewardship + Economic Prosperity — companies can reduce energy consumption, improve indoor environmental quality, and promote prosperity through strategic company-wide sustainability planning.
Testing is the use of specialized and calibrated instruments to measure temperature, pressures, rotational speeds, electrical characteristics, velocities, and air + water quantities for an evaluation of equipment and system performance.
The commissioning process verifies the building’s mechanical systems meet the owner’s project requirements. The goals of commissioning include reduced energy consumption, better building documentation, and improved occupant productivity.
E3 GROUP helps organizations to design, build, and operate facilities that achieve optimum sustainability and LEED certification.We also offer testing, adjusting, and balancing services, LEED training, ENERGY STAR® documentation, and building tune-ups.