Our energy engineering services will keep your building operating at peak performance!
Good energy management begins with an understanding of how a building uses energy. This “big picture” perspective gives a solid foundation for more detailed analyses on building systems and components. A building’s energy overall consumption profile is measured and documented during the benchmarking process. Our engineers can benchmark and compare all buildings in your property portfolio based on total energy and heating, cooling and baseload energy usage. This screening highlights the buildings in most need an energy assessment and efficiency upgrades.
Our team can monitor the energy performance of your buildings, providing fast feedback about whether or not they are meeting predicted performance expectations. If not, we will figure out why, and recommend corrective action to achieve the energy saving threshold required for program incentives.
Measurement and verification (M&V) of energy and energy cost savings is playing an ever increasing role in helping building owners secure funding from financial institutions for energy efficiency projects. Studies show that less than 75% of predicted energy savings are achieved through traditional energy audits without M&V tracking. Our engineers verify that energy efficiency predictions were met, allowing owners to evaluate the actual return on investment from energy consumption reduction measures.
Let our staff of certified measurement and verification professionals (CMVP) help you on your next project.
TREAT, our award-winning energy modeling software, is approved by the US DOE for use in weatherization in all residential building stock - from mobile homes to multifamily buildings. Our engineering team offers advanced support for this tool, including remote modeling, mentoring, and quality control.
Let our energy simulation certified staff help you on your next project.
PSD engineering staff can survey all building equipment, such as elevator motors, air handlers, and pumps. We will assess the condition, offer advice on time to replacement. Additionally, we can and recommend the new equipment and an estimate of savings to offer the best payback for your investment.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) defines three levels of audits:
- Level I - includes a walk through audit, an analysis of consumption figures and documents, and a list of possible energy conservation measures.
- Level II - an in-depth quantitative analysis to verify results found in the Level I audit, and also includes a full energy audit, measurements and a list of measures for funding and implementation.
- Level III - this detailed engineering analysis gives owners a detailed evaluation of the costs and benefits of upgrades for informed capital improvement decisions.
- New York State Professional Engineers
- AEE BESA Certification Chair
- Certified Existing Building Commisioning Professional
- Certified Energy Manager
- ASHRAE recognized Building Energy Audit Professional (BEAP) Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP)
- Subject matter expert on ORNL’s review panel for the new “Technical Guidelines for Multifamily Building Energy Audits” for the Department of Energy (DoE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
- Technical lead to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for their national field evaluation of the DoE WAP
- Co-authored the ANSI/BPI-2400 standard (qualifcation of energy savings estimates)
- RESNET Accredited Trainer
- EPA ENERGY STAR Partner Trainer
- Advanced Energy Certified Contractor Trainer
- RESNET Quality Assurance Designee
- Selected by NREL to perform OpenStudio training
Multifamily & CommercialOur engineers are uniquely qualified to provide training for building managers and owners. We are one of the few companies to be selected to offer energy assessment training to government personnel at federal sites, and to offer training on advanced energy modeling for commercial buildings.
August – November 2017
Dates: August 22-25
PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.
The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.
- Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
- Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
- Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
- Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
- Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
- Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
- Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
- Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
- Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings