FEA’s team brings a unique approach to energy management consulting. Our knowledge of facility management and building operations assists us in targeting energy conservation practices that will allow your facility to operate efficiently and effectively, resulting in cost savings. Smart energy management starts with building a comprehensive energy management strategy. That strategy encompasses building systems, operation and maintenance improvements, energy audits, commissioning and retro-commissioning, and building modifications and upgrades that promote both energy efficiency and use of financial resources.
We have saved our clients energy and money through energy audits! A typical energy audit includes identifying the breakdown of electricity use by function, identifying opportunities for energy savings in operations and control of the existing heating, ventilating, and cooling systems and lighting systems. FEA will identify energy saving opportunities that will require little to no-cost to you and capital-intensive projects which can be analyzed to determine payback. In addition to identifying energy and cost saving opportunities, ASHRAE Level I & II energy audits performed in accordance with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits satisfy part of the USGBC’s LEED – EB Operations & Maintenance program requirements.
Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning
FEA provides commissioning services for new and existing buildings. By reviewing the original design criteria and current system performance, we can help you benchmark the performance of existing systems, recognize system problems, correct problems that may reduce the useful life of equipment, and identify opportunities for energy savings. A commissioning effort typically addresses mechanical and electrical equipment performance, HVAC system air balancing, exterior air ventilation, thermal comfort, HVAC and lighting controls, and fire and life safety systems. FEA will work with you to perform commissioning and retro-commissioning that is tailored to meet the specific needs of your facility.
FEA is a proud ENERGY STAR partner. We have used ENERGY STAR’s online Portfolio Manager tool to help facility managers around the country track their building’s energy and water consumption. Our team can benchmark your building’s energy performance, generate your ENERGY STAR rating, determine your baseline energy consumption, and help you develop a path for improvement. If you are seeking the ENERGY STAR label for your building, FEA’s Professional Engineers can perform the required on-site building systems review – the final step to building labeling.
FEA, in partnership with the IFMA Foundation, has released a “How-To-Guide” entitled EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager that was created to help facility managers and owners understand how to maintain a successful energy management program. To read more and download the guides for FREE, click on the PDF link below.
Alternative Energy Resources
As energy resources become more expensive and incentives become available to decrease dependence on primary utilities as the sole source of power, the options need to be identified and evaluated. FEA can help identify alternate energy resource providers, potential program incentives, and feasibility for installation various technologies including solar energy collection, wind power generation, and ground water source heating and cooling, to help you determine the best course of action for your facilities.