Many building owners and operators want to improve the efficiency of their facility to reduce costs, attract higher level tenants, and meet rising standards of green building operation. Your building’s overall energy efficiency is affected by many things: air distribution, heating, cooling, lighting and controls. Making all of these systems work efficiently together within your facility is a challenge to say the least. For new construction projects, commissioning is a way to ensure that all of your building’s systems are installed as designed and work together in harmony to optimize your overall efficiency. For older buildings or renovation work, a process called “retro-commissioning” is the way to bring the benefits of commissioning to your existing facility. Retro-commissioning evaluates your building’s usage, energy systems and control system, and then adjusts and fine tunes your systems.
ACCO Engineered Systems is a leader in assisting companies to “Go Green” and conserve energy. Today, it is more important than ever to conserve energy, not only to protect our environment, but to minimize cost. ACCO provides the following services that can help lower your energy usage costs and obtain available government incentives.
ACCO can be your one stop shop for all your energy efficiency requirements, whether you operate a commercial office building or a University campus.
One of the major energy costs in operating a building is the HVAC system, usually comprising 40% or more of all electrical consumption. ACCO Engineers have a depth of knowledge and experience that is not customary in most HVAC companies. The first thing to be done to analyze the energy efficiency of a building is to complete an Energy Star Benchmarking.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus- based standard to support and certify successful green building design, construction and operations. LEED is founded and implemented by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. LEED certification offers third party validation of a project’s green features and verifies that the building is operating exactly the way it was designed to. ACCO Managers are knowledgeable on LEED certification and can take your company through the process step by step.
Retro-Commissioning is the process of identifying what is not right with a system in today’s environment and making the necessary changes. Retro-Commissioning gets your building working the way it needs to NOW versus the way it worked in the past under different circumstances. ACCO Building Services quickly analyzes the environment and provides up to date recommendations and implementation. Our experienced Service team will be happy to guide you through this process.
Energy Star is an EPA technical assistance and recognition program that offers tools and resources to help evaluate energy performance and reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions. Organizations are encouraged to begin by benchmarking the performance of their buildings. For certain types of buildings that perform in the top 25% compared to their peers nationwide, the Energy Star label is available as an indicator of superior Energy performance. Buildings carrying the Energy Star label consume on average about 35% less Energy than their non-Energy Star Counterparts. ACCO has certified Energy Managers and professional engineers that have been trained on the EPA Energy Star Benchmarking program.
Local power companies are providing incentives and rebates to building owners for using Energy Star approved equipment and complying with energy usage guidelines. ACCO Managers help your company with the paperwork and application process, advising you which programs are most beneficial for your building situation and needs.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As part of its’ responsibility in controlling emissions, the SCAQMD performs unannounced inspections of facilities to be sure they meet the appropriate air quality guidelines. ACCO Managers are trained and experienced on the SCAQMD requirements and can help your company prepare for indoor inspections and SCAQMD compliance.
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