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Latest in State-of-the-Art Building Automation Systems (BAS) Offered by CES & Siemens

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 24, 2020 10:07:00 AM

Comprehensive Energy Services and Siemens Create New Value-Added Partnership! Offering the Latest in State-of-the-Art Building Automation Systems (BAS)

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. (CES) announced the creation of a new value-added partnership with Siemens Building Technologies offering CES customers the latest in state-of-the-art Building Automation Systems (BAS). As Florida’s premier design-build-maintain HVAC/R contractor, CES has been a leading provider of Building Automation Systems solutions to the commercial building market for more than 20 years. The partnership allows CES access to world-class BAS product solutions, and opportunity to provide an advanced option relating to new construction or existing building control system retrofits.

Topics: Building Automation CES News HVAC Retrofit commercial partnership new construction Siemens
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3 Steps to Planning HVAC RTU Replacements

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM


HOW TO SET UP A SUCCESSFUL RTU PLANNED REPLACEMENT PROGRAM:

A successful planned RTU replacement program saves energy and avoids costly emergency replacements. This approach allows standardization of equipment features, streamlines the process, reduces costs, and provides higher quality results.

Topics: Energy Solutions Planned Replacement RTU High Efficiency RTU Energy Efficiency
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Four Ways Building Operators Can Play a Roll in Controlling Coronavirus

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 25, 2020 3:22:00 PM

Building operators and engineers have an important role to play in planning for infectious disease transmission emergencies.

Building engineers can support emergency planning by understanding the design, operations, and maintenance adequacy of buildings for which they are responsible and helping emergency planners mitigate vulnerabilities or develop interventions. 

Topics: HVAC ASHRAE HVAC Hygiene Coronavirus IFMA Building Engineers
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Commercial Hydro Jetting ... Cleaning, not just unclogging

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 24, 2020 9:35:00 AM

Unclog Drains & Sewer Lines Today!

One day it’s grease and tree roots, the next it’s sand and sludge. Hydro jetting is a great way to prevent future plumbing problems. Since it thoroughly cleans pipes in addition to unclogging them, you are doing yourself and your facility a huge favor. That’s why CES offers Hydro Jetting services to cover your drain cleaning needs.

Topics: Plumbing Hydrojetting Hydro Jetting Grease Lines Plumbing Drains
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HVAC Impact on Coronavirus:  Outdoor Air Ventilation

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 23, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Ventilation can "affect disease transmission." 

On Tuesday March 17th, 2020, the National Institutes of Health reported that "The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine."  (ref. here)

Per ASHRAE, "Ventilation air is the minimum amount of outdoor air required for the purpose of controlling air contaminant levels in buildings."  Increase and improve ventilation to help control disease transmission.  What's your facility outdoor ventilation air rate?   

Topics: Indoor Air Quality HVAC Hygiene Coronavirus Outdoor Air
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CES wins 2018 ABC EIC Eagle Award Universal Orlando's Fast & Furious Supercharged

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 16, 2020 4:58:00 PM

CES took home an Eagle Award for Plumbing work with Universal Orlando's Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction.  

Topics: Special Effects PLBG ABC EIC Awards Eagle Award News
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Retrofit or Replace Roof Top Air Conditioning Units?

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 22, 2019 1:10:00 PM

RTU Retrofit or Replace?

New technologies for replacement and retrofits of existing rooftop air conditioning units (RTUs) offer tremendous savings opportunities. To help take advantage of those opportunities, DOE’s Advanced RTU Campaign (ARC) has developed a checklist built around a streamlined RTU evaluation methodology.  

Topics: Planned Replacement RTU High Efficiency RTU HVAC Efficiency HVAC Financing
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Reduce facility expense and optimize system performance

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 21, 2019 8:10:00 AM

CES is your source for BAS system services and solutions.

Comprehensive Energy Services (CES) is one of Florida's premier supplier of building automation system solutions.  CES has the knowledge and expertise to analyze a facility's building automaton system and provide options for upgrading or replacement of the existing system.

As a designated systems integrator, CES can provide options to incorporate existing BAS components with more cost effective BACnet solutions.  We provide building owners and operator's unmatched options for future BACnet end device support and choice in service providers.

Topics: Controls Building Automation BAS Energy Efficiency Design Build
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Controlling Humidity in Natatoriums

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 15, 2019 12:20:27 PM

Let CES's pool dehumidification professionals provide you with the advantages of DXair systems.

CES is here to provide custom built DXair solutions that truly control the humidity and air quality in your pool room/natatorium.

The fact that each DXair system is custom built is important. Our Healthcare and Hospitality clients needs are all unique. Effective humidity control is not achieved with a canned system. Our years of experience prove that.

Topics: Dehumidification DXAir Pool Room natatoriums
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CES Authorized Warranty Agent for ITW Food Equipment Group - Kairak-Traulsen

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 30, 2019 11:19:03 AM

CES's factory-trained service representatives are always close by to install, maintain and service your refrigeration and food service equipment.  CES is an authorized warranty service company for the products of the ITW Food Equipment Group of companies Traulsen and Kairak.  

Topics: ITW Food Equipment CES Authorized traulsen Traulsen Warranty Provider CES Warranty Agent Kairak
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CES takes ABC Eagle Award for Universal's Volcano Bay Aquatics Package

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 24, 2019 9:25:54 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), Excellence in Construction Eagle Award ($20-$50 million) for CES’s work with Universal’s Volcano Bay Aquatics Package.

The Volcano Bay Aquatics Package required the installation of 30 miles of piping by CES.  Universal Studios’ 25-acre Volcano Bay water theme park presented enormous opportunities to excel in logistics, scheduling, manpower and scope of work activities. 

Topics: Special Effects PLBG ABC EIC Awards Eagle Award News
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CES Promotes Michael O’Hare to VP Service Operations

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 22, 2019 11:52:26 AM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc (CES), one of the largest specialty contractors in Central Florida, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael O’Hare to VP Service Operations.

“Michael has demonstrated his talent and leadership capabilities in various roles within our company and he was a natural fit to fill the role as our new VP Service Operations,” said Todd S. Morgan, P.E.

Topics: Best Place to Work
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CES Welcomes Shane Lantz as VP Service Sales

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 8, 2019 4:32:45 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc (CES), one of the largest specialty contractors in Central Florida, is pleased to announce that Shane Lantz has been appointed as VP service sales.  He will be responsible for executing and managing a sales growth plan primarily focused around the reoccurring maintenance base with top level oversight of key client accounts, expanding and securing new business, markets and assisting in growth and development of sales staff.  

“Shane is a dynamic sales leader with a proven track record of professional success in providing superior service and leadership, states Todd S. Morgan, P.E., CES’ President.  “His expertise will help our company grow into many different vertical markets.”

Topics: Best Place to Work
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Building Automation That Meets Your Need for Choice

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 20, 2018 1:53:00 PM

CES is your source for BAS system services and solutions.

Comprehensive Energy Services (CES) is one of Florida's premier supplier of building automation system solutions.  CES has the knowledge and expertise to analyze a facility's building automaton system and provide options for upgrading or replacement of the existing system.

Topics: Controls Building Automation BAS Energy Efficiency Design Build
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Reduce HVAC/R Operational Spend by 18%

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 19, 2018 3:03:00 PM

Proactive HVAC/R preventive maintenance reduces building operational costs.  Industry studies have proven that a proactive preventive maintenance approach can save upwards of 18% of operational spend when compared to "reactive repair" or "break-fix" strategy.

A proactive preventive maintenance approach will aid in extending the life of your current HVAC/R system, while insuring a more energy efficient operation.
Topics: HVAC PM Preventative Maintenance Refrigeratin Services, Life Cycle Cost Analysis
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CES Appoints Tony Scacchi as Safety Director

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 16, 2018 3:50:06 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc (CES), one of the largest specialty contractors in Central Florida, is pleased to announce that Tony Scacchi has been appointed as safety director and will lead the implementation and oversight of CES’ safety programs, including employee and contractor safety, process and operational safety and ongoing regulatory compliance.  

Topics: Continually Emphasising Safety Safety Awareness
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CES’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 for Florida Hospital Altamonte

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 16, 2018 10:38:11 AM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. (CES), one of the largest specialty contractors in central Florida, raised $30,000 for Florida Hospital Altamonte, which will soon be AdventHealth Altamonte Springs, at their 12th annual charity golf tournament in honor of Todd and Shelly Morgan’s mother Johanna Thomas Stabile. 
Topics: CES Charity Golf Florida Hospital Advent Health
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Seven Coveted 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards for CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 14, 2018 11:16:42 AM

This premier Central Florida construction industry competition, established in 1988, and now in its 31st year, honors the most prestigious construction projects in Central Florida.  

CES took home a total of 7 coveted awards including a Golden Eagle for Subcontractor of the Year for work on Universal's Volcano Bay Aquatics Package. 

Topics: HVAC Special Effects PLBG ABC EIC Awards
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The Ideal Solution for Commercial HVAC Fan Replacement Applications

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 18, 2018 2:45:00 PM

Aging Central Air Handling Units (AHUs) life expectancy can greatly benefit through Q-Pac fan retrofit solutions.  Common considerations:

  1. Are the AHU chamber casings in good shape?  Are they double wall?  
  2. Is it time to replace compacted cooling and heating coils.
  3. Are you tired of the supply fan maintenance issues shutting down business.
  4. Was the mechanical room built  around the AHU?   Unit accessibility issues in limited access mechanical rooms often constrain replacement options.  

Q-Pac Fan Retrofits are very competitive when looking at first cost, but the real value is downstream in maintenance, dependability,  and controls and energy management benefits. 

Topics: HVAC Retrofit healthcare Q-Pac
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Hiring!  HVAC Service Sales Representatives - Orlando, Tampa, Pompano, and Gainesville

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 15, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services (CES), Florida's premier commercial HVAC service company is seeking highly talented individuals to join our growing team.  At CES, we are "Relationship Based and Performance Driven."   We continually strive to attract the best employees in the industry by offering competitive salary, advancement opportunities, excellent benefit packages and multi-level training opportunities.


Click Here to Apply.


Topics: Jobs Tampa Account Executive Pompano Gainesville HVAC Job Service Sales Representative HVAC SSR News
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8 Go-To Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Resources

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 11, 2018 10:12:00 AM

The following resources offer proven strategies for superior energy management.  With tools and resources available for each step of the way, organizations can improve energy and financial performance and distinguish itself as an environmental leader.

Whether you own or manage one facility or an entire portfolio, you can add value by saving energy.  The following is a list of "go-to" resources for increasing building energy efficiency.  

Topics: Green Building High Efficiency RTU Energy Efficiency Energy Star
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3 Indoor Air Quality Problems Requiring Immediate Action

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 9, 2018 1:45:00 PM

However subjective one's perception of indoor air quality (IAQ) is, as a building owner, property manager, or building engineer it's critical that IAQ complaints are proactively responded to and managed.  

The IAQ problem indicator dictates the associated management response, with some requiring immediate attention.  Other problems are less urgent, but all require a response.  

Topics: HVAC IAQ Mold ASHRAE Proactive Moisture
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3 Steps to Energy Efficiency for Orlando Businesses

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 6, 2018 7:21:00 AM

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) can account for as much as 30% of a building's annual energy usage.  CES offers a wealth of opportunities for businesses to cost-effectively improve the energy efficiency of their HVAC systems and save money on energy bills.

Topics: Energy Efficiency HVAC Efficiency Green Works Orlando
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3D graphics & BIM Improve HVAC Maintenance

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 3, 2018 7:25:00 AM

We are in an era where graphics can play a pivotal role in creating the strong visual presence needed to help improve the efficiency of maintenance and management work of facilities.  

End users expect their building automation systems to be as simple to understand as their smart phones, tablets and other entertainment systems.  This has prompted the introduction of 3D graphics and animations to building management systems.   

Topics: Automation BAS BIM & CAD Capabilities 3D Facility Management
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Out of Sight = Out of Your Mind HVAC Maintenance Cost

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 2, 2018 11:39:00 AM

What is Deferred HVAC Maintenance?  A costly alternative to Preventative Maintenance.

Deferred HVAC maintenance is a new term for that old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” On the surface it makes sense—if the HVAC system is running, why expend the resources associated with preventative maintenance?

Topics: HVAC PM IAQ Preventative Maintenance Mold LCCA HVAC Hygiene Life Cycle Cost Analysis
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10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need HVAC Preventative Maintenance

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 25, 2018 2:41:55 PM

Proper maintenance of HVAC systems requires careful planning and forward thinking.  Organizations that have implemented comprehensive planned and predictive maintenance programs show dramatic decreases — as much as 35-45 percent — in overall maintenance costs.  

Topics: HVAC Orlando HVAC PM Preventative Maintenance CES News
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Hiring Chiller Technicians Central Florida - Great Pay and Benefits!

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 6, 2018 6:36:00 AM

Open positions for Chiller Technicians in Central Florida.  Chiller technicians are responsible for providing superior customer service and repairs to commercial and industrial Chillers.  

We offer great pay and a benefit plan that includes health & wellness benefits, paid training & education, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k and much more!

CES’s mission statement is to provide the very best mechanical contracting services for our customers, to provide the very best place to work for our employees, to grow our company and our employees and to earn a fair profit.

Topics: HVAC Plumbing Jobs Job Openings Chiller Technician Best Place to Work
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Save 80% in Maintenance Costs w/ Auto-Cleaning Water Filters for Healthcare Cooling Towers

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 5, 2018 8:05:15 PM

Virtually every industrial or healthcare facility has a cooling tower.  Furthermore, statistics point to as much as 5% of municipal water is used each year in cooling tower makeup.   Automatic screen filters requires much less water than other self-cleaning filters that utilize backwash cycles (US DOE). 

CES utilizes V-Series state-of-the-art Automatic Cleaning Filtration Systems by VAF Filtration Systems.  The extensive features and conservation benefits of the VAF system provides the facility with clean cooling tower basins at a lower system cost, lower energy costs and saves 80% in maintenance expense.  See how it works in the video below.  To request a quote click here.

Topics: Preventative Maintenance Legionella Risk Assessments Cooling Towers VAF Filtration Systems
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CES starts $11 million of HVAC, Plumbing, and Medical Gas work in Orlando

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 4, 2018 3:09:00 PM

ComprehensiveEnergyServices,Inc. has started $11 million of HVAC, plumbing, and medical gas work at16 new Orlando-area projects.  Based in Longwood, Fla., CES also has offices in Tampa Bay, Gainesville, and Pompano Beach.

Topics: HVACR & Plumbing Fast Track Mechanical Design-Build-Assist Best Place to Work
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Hiring 6G Welders Central Florida & Gainesville

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 1, 2018 7:29:00 AM

CES is growing!  Open positions for 6G Certified Welders in Central Florida and Gainesville.  Nationally recognized among the 2017 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in America, CES was founded in 1992 by Todd and Shelly Morgan, and ranks among Florida's largest mechanical and plumbing contractors.

6G Welders Apply Here

Topics: HVAC Plumbing Jobs Job Openings Best Place to Work
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Rain, Rain Go Away… Best practice for your facility.

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 30, 2018 2:31:38 PM

It's that time of year in Central Florida where the deluge of rain has begun. It's time to have CES proactively assess your facility for rainwater intrusion and leaks.

Moisture, in all its physical forms, is commonly regarded as the single greatest threat to durability and long-term performance of buildings. Excessive exposure to moisture is not only a common cause of significant damage to many types of building components and materials, it also can lead to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and unhealthy indoor environments.

Schedule a Moisture Survey Today
Topics: IAQ Preventative Maintenance Proactive IAQ Thermographic Imaging
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CES starts $10.2 million of work at 12 new Orlando-area projects

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 24, 2018 11:15:00 AM

ComprehensiveEnergyServices,Inc. started $10.2 million of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and special effects work at 12 new Orlando-area projects. The work includes:

Topics: HVACR & Plumbing Fast Track Mechanical Design-Build-Assist Best Place to Work
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Thermal Imaging for HVAC and IAQ Inspections

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 23, 2018 7:32:00 AM

Thermal imaging cameras are powerful, non-contact tools for monitoring and diagnosing the condition of HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing, and building envelopes.  These cameras help you identify problems early, document them immediately, and correct them quickly.  The longer system faults are ignored, the more serious and costly they are to repair.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) problems can stem from inadequate HVAC performance, moisture trapped in walls, mold growth on cold, damp surfaces and inadequate ventilation.  Many of these can be visualized and diagnosed, at least in part, with thermography to help solve these very serious—and common—problems.

Topics: Proactive IAQ HVAC Maintenance HVAC Hygiene IR Surveys Thermographic Imaging
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Covering your mechanical assets for over a quarter century!

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM

HVAC & Plumbing Preventative Maintenance

CES has performed HVAC and Plumbing service for a quarter century.  The backbone of our service operation has been satisfied Preventative Maintenance clientele.  Successful HVAC and Plumbing Preventative Maintenance agreements are pillared by established relationships and continuous performance 24/7/365.  

At CES, we understand that failure of a mission-critical system – equipment, process, software – can result in failure of your business operations. CES’s multidisciplinary Service Team will keep your business in business.

When it's time to plan equipment replacements, our turn-key solutions allow us to single source system design, installation, and maintenance.

Request a PM Quote

Topics: HVAC PM Preventative Maintenance Plumbing Green Building Facilities Maintenance HVAC Maintenance
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How to Completely Sabotage Your Building Automation

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 18, 2018 1:50:00 PM

CES utilizes products on the cutting edge of today's technology but we also have the experience to maintain and upgrade yesterday's systems.  We design the project based on our client's needs and for the most effective and efficient end result.  For optimal savings and system performance, avoid the following practices that will surely sabotage you building automation system.

Contact CES's BAS Team

Topics: HVAC Orlando Controls Building Automation Air Conditioning CES Preventative Maintenance CES News
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Central Florida and Gainesville Sheet Metal Mechanics Apply Now

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 17, 2018 2:27:19 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is an award-winning, self-performing provider and recognized leader in Design Build and Maintain Mechanical Contracting and Plumbing; providing a full range of advanced HVAC commercial, healthcare, and industrial services, including mechanical engineering design, mechanical construction, plumbing, IAQ, preventative maintenance and system maintenance throughout Florida.

We are currently looking for qualified Sheet Metal Mechanics to join our best of the class team in Central Florida and Gainesville.

Topics: HVAC Jobs Sheetmetal Job Openings Gainesville Central Florida
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CES is event sponsor for FHEA 34th Spring Meeting. “Be educated ... Are you ready? Change is Constant.”

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 17, 2018 1:46:40 PM

CES Healthcare Experience

The Florida Healthcare Engineering Association is comprised of men and women with extensive experience in the healthcare engineering profession.  The FHEA help keep CES up to date on the latest healthcare codes,  standards, and best work practices.  CES is the event sponsor for the FHEA Educational Program this week in St. Augustine.

CES possesses the system knowledge and field expertise to support delivery of energy-efficient, cost-effective systems to the Healthcare industry.  We have installed complex mechanical and plumbing systems in numerous healthcare-related facilities throughout the state of Florida.  For your healthcare facility needs, we’re ready and waiting to help.

Contact Estimating

Topics: Plumbing Mechanical Design-Build-Assist Certified Medical Gas Installation & Service HVAC Maintenance healthcare FHEA
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Don't pay RTU replacement premiums this summer

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 17, 2018 10:25:00 AM


Three Step RTU Planned Replacement Program:

A successful planned RTU replacement program saves energy and avoids costly emergency replacements. This approach allows standardization of equipment features, streamlines the process, reduces costs, and provides higher quality results.

If your HVAC equipment is nearing its end of life, about 12 to 15 years, and if it fails in the middle of the summer, you will likely end up paying a premium to repair or replace the unit.  The replacement unit may not have the right features, or even be the right size, because the need to restore air conditioning could force you to make short-term trade-offs.  Don't let this happen to you.  

Contact Estimating

Topics: Energy Solutions Planned Replacement RTU High Efficiency RTU Energy Efficiency
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Existing Rooftop AC?  Three criteria for VFD retrofits

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 16, 2018 8:58:00 AM

HVAC equipment typically has a lifespan of twelve to fifteen years and that is why retrofit programs are so important.  VFD Retrofits improve energy efficiency, improve energy output and extend the lifespan of the existing system.

  1. Simple paybacks of less than one year.
  2. Reduce total kWh usage an average of 14% per month 
  3. Utility rebate programs can add an additional 10 percent cost reduction 

Topics: Energy Solutions HVAC Retrofit High Efficiency RTU VFD Energy Efficiency
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Case Study:  HVAC Controls Retrofit Saves $21k Annually

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 14, 2018 7:35:00 AM

Nonprofit saves with HVAC Controls Retrofit! 

Florida Elks Youth Camp indicated its desire to centralize the HVAC controls from 67 separate small facilities in the 405 acre camp to gain energy and manpower savings.  The Camp entered into a Design/Build contract with CES to provide a turn key controls retrofit solution.

Florida Elks Youth Camp had multiple goals for the project:
  1. Centralized scheduling and set point operation
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. Operations Efficiency
  4. Less than two year Return on Investment (ROI) 

Topics: Controls Building Automation Green Building Distech Save Energy Case Study Design Build
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Reducing risk and producing true value with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 1, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Past the BIM basics

Over the years, CES has seen major advances in our application of CAD/BIM technology.  CES has moved past the BIM basics (clash detection, quantity extraction, and logistics) and have transformed of how we execute our projects.  
Evolution in the technology and application of CAD/BIM has necessitated the development of a VDC Department within our organization. 

Topics: Orlando HVACR & Plumbing Fast Track Design Build
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CES Special Effects Travel to Lincoln Park Zoo and The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 31, 2018 1:47:49 PM

CES's Icewall technology can be seen around the world.

CES began establishing itself as a special effects contractor in the mid 1990's.  The Universal Studios' Terminator 2 and Twister attractions launched CES's special effects reputation.  In 1999, CES's invented the Icewall.  

This innovative proprietary design solidified us as a go-to company for special effects systems.  CES designs and builds each custom Icewall at its corporate headquarters in Longwood, Florida.

The latest Icewall editions can be seen at the Lincoln Park Zoo,Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit, and the Museum of Science and Industry, Extreme Ice exhibit. 

Topics: Special Effects Icewall Design Build
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Identifying Areas Where Legionella Could Grow & Spread

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 22, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Where Legionella Can Grow or Spread

Legionella can grow in many parts of building water systems that are continually wet, and certain devices can then spread contaminated water droplets.  Some examples of devices where Legionella can grow and/or spread through aerosolization or aspiration (when water accidentally goes into the lungs while drinking) include: 

Topics: healthcare Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella
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7 Elements of a Legionella Water Management Program

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Developing and maintaining a water management program is a multi-step, continuous process. The key steps, listed here, are explained in more detail below.

According to the CDC, among the Legionnaires’ disease cases definitely associated with health care facilities:

  • 80 percent were associated with long-term care facilities,
  • 18 percent with hospitals, and
  • 2 percent with both
  • Cases were reported from 72 unique facilities, with the number of cases ranging from one to six per facility
  • 88 percent were in people 60 years of age or older
Topics: healthcare Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella
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How does ASHRAE recommend cooling towers be cleaned to avoid Legionellosis?

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 10, 2018 9:15:00 AM

ASHRAE's recommendations regarding Legionellosis are contained in ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, and the ASHRAE Guideline 12 -2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems.

ASHRAE recommends that cooling towers should be designed, installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with ASHRAE Guideline 12 -2000 to minimize the risk of dissemination of legionella bacteria. The guideline includes recommendations for cleaning and disinfection.

Topics: ASHRAE HVAC Maintenance Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella Cooling Towers
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Does your facility require a Legionella Water Management Plan? Find out here.

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

According to the CDC, answer yes to one of these four questions and you are required to implement a building water management program to reduce the risk of Legionella growth and spread.  Additionally, individual devices may require a water management plan (see below).  

Topics: healthcare Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella
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How to maintain a HVAC system for Legionella Control

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 4, 2018 9:50:00 AM

Legionnaires' disease bacteria (LDB) cannot survive without water, and a properly operated, well-maintained HVAC system is unlikely to be a source of problems unless water contaminated with the bacteria enters the system.  

Air conditioning units without humidifiers have not been identified as sources of LDB.  For a Legionnaires' disease outbreak to be linked directly with the HVAC system, LDB-contaminated water must enter the system, be aerosolized, and be delivered to building occupants.

Topics: HVAC Maintenance HVAC Hygiene Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella Cooling Towers
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CDC Toolkit for Legionella Water Management

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 2, 2018 2:20:14 PM

Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth & Spread in Buildings

This toolkit will help you develop and implement a water management program to reduce your building’s risk for growing and spreading Legionella.  If you already have a program, this toolkit will help you assess and strengthen it.  Included are practical resources to help you ensure that your water management program is comprehensive, effective, and in line with industry standards.CDC Legionella Toolkit 

Topics: healthcare Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella LgionellaToolkit

Happy Holidays From CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 23, 2016 11:51:32 AM

 

Topics: CES
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CES Expansion: North Central Florida office opening!

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 20, 2016 11:06:45 AM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is proud to be expanding their presence in the North Central Florida market with a brick and mortar office and warehouse space. A 4,000 sq/ft space will strengthen CES in the North Central Florida mechanical construction and services market and allow the CES team to interact more closely with it's clients. 

CES will utilize the space to house Operations, Sales and Management staff to better serve this ever growing market. North Central Florida Construction and Service based at this office will provide Estimating, Project Management and Field Operations. The CES Service Team will have the ability to stock on demand parts and equipment locally allowing us to better diagnose, repair and maintain your equipment. The office will officially open January 2017.  

Topics: CES
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Planning capital expenditures on refrigeration can help capture savings.

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 19, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Return On Investment - ROI. The elusive monetary unicorn everyone is looking for.

Topics: Refrigeratin Services,
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CES Safety Talks Eye Protection Safety

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Sep 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

It is a CES goal to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards and keep Continuosly Emphasizing Safety.  

Topics: Safety Continually Emphasising Safety Safety Awareness
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Brick and mortar expansion in South Florida for CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 22, 2016 4:40:15 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is proud to be expanding their presence in the South Florida market with a brick and mortar warehouse and office space. A 2,600 sq/ft space will strengthen CES in the South Florida mechanical services market and allow the CES team to interact more closely with our clientele. 

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CES Safety Talks About Power Tool Safety

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It is a CES goal to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards and keep Continuosly Emphasizing Safety.  


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Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used. Everyone who uses tools must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools and the safety precautions necessary to prevent those hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has specific rules for using electric-powered tools. Following these guidelines, along with using your own good judgment will help keep you safe.

Topics: Safety Continually Emphasising Safety Safety Awareness
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CES Safety Talks About Heat Safety

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 1, 2016 1:58:00 PM


It is CES goal to 
provide a workplace free of recognized hazards and keep Continuosly Emphasizing Safety.     

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY.

The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

In 2015 alone, industry reports showed 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable.

Topics: Safety Continually Emphasising Safety Safety Awareness
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CES ranks in OBJ's Best Places to Work

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 30, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. prominently ranked among Orlando Business Journal’s 2016 “Best Places To Work” in Central Florida for the seventh consecutive year.  Presented on June 24, the Longwood-based company was ranked seventh among 15 firms in the Large Companies category (100-249 employees). 

Topics: bestplacetowork CES News CES Team
3 min read

CES Safety Talks About Trenching & Excavation Safety

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 1, 2016 2:30:00 PM

It is CES goal to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards that may cause serious injury or death. Trenching and excavating can be one of these hazards when not complying with the trenching and excavation requirements of 29 CFR 1926.651 and 1926.652 or comparable OSHA-approved state plan requirements. Two workers are killed every month in trench collapses. An excavation is any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in an earth surface formed by earth removal. A trench is a narrow excavation (in relation to its length) made below the surface of the ground. In general, the depth is greater than the width in a trench excavation, however, the width of a trench (measured at the bottom) is not greater then 15 feet. 

General Trenching and Excavation Rules

  • Keep heavy equipment away from trench edges.
  • Identify other sources that might affect trench stability.
  • Keep excavated soil (spoils) and other materials at least 2 feet (0.6 meters) from trench edges.
  • Know where underground utilities are located before digging.
  • Test for atmospheric hazards such as low oxygen, hazardous fumes and toxic gases when > 4 feet deep.
  • Inspect trenches at the start of each shift.
  • Inspect trenches following a rainstorm or other water intrusion.
  • Do not work under suspended or raised loads and materials.
  • Inspect trenches after any occurrence that could have changed conditions in the trench.
  • Ensure that personnel wear high visibility or other suitable clothing when exposed to vehicular traffic.
Topics: Safety Continually Emphasising Safety Safety Awareness
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The hot season is upon us...40% of business owners require HVAC Financing...We can show you how!

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 18, 2016 7:00:00 AM

CES is proud to partner with UniFi to help our customers through the Planned HVAC Equipment Replacement purchasing process.  "U-Climate" is an industry-leading HVAC financing program designed specifically for HVAC Dealers and Contractors that accomplishes just that with 2-hour turn around and same day funding. 

A successfully planned RTU replacement program saves energy and avoids costly emergency replacements. This approach allows standardization of equipment features, streamlines the process, reduces costs, and provides higher quality results.

Unfortunately, a lot of times when you’re only replacing commercial HVAC every 10-15 years, you lose track of what those things cost.  Sometimes clients are shocked by first cost prices.  CES offers financing promos so our clients don’t have to pay out of pocket Today,  and they can start on a low monthly payment or a deferred interest option.

Topics: Planned Replacement HVAC Financing UniFi Finance
2 min read

CES People on the Move - Scott Ward - Design Build Manager

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 12, 2016 8:11:00 AM

Scott Ward joins CES as Design-Build Project Manager

A veteran of Florida’s mechanical contracting industry, Ward has 32-years of success in engineering, systems and project management.  Scott is a great fit into CES's company mission as a self-starter who builds strong relationships through teamwork.

Scott's role as the design-build manager is to develop and maintain relationships with design partners, supporting project pursuits and providing off-site management assistance with design-build project delivery.  

Topics: CES News DesignBuild Design Assist Mechanical Design-Build-Assist CES Team
3 min read

CES Starts $7 million of HVAC Work in Orlando

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 11, 2016 10:04:10 AM

Longwood-based CES starts $7 million of heating ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, and special effects work in the Orlando area.  In addition to three unnamed theme park projects, the work includes:

  1. The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (FAMRC) at 200 Semoran Farms Road, Kissimmee with Skanska USA Building
  2. Orlando Health's Arnold Palmer Hospital 1st and 2nd Floor Rooms for RC Stevens Construction
  3. Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute's heating and cooling systems at 6400 Sangar Road for McRee General Contractor.
Topics: HVACR healthcare Mechanical Contracting
5 min read

CES Energy Audit hits M&V mark with 36% Energy Cost Reduction

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 11, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Projected Annual Savings & Incentives (2016) $56,180

In 2012, a nonprofit, wholesale electric utilities and associated services company indicated its desire to upgrade their Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditining (HVAC) systems within a  two story 24,856 square foot facility.  The Client's engineer entered into a contract with CES to provide an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit.  

Topics: Controls Building Automation Green Building Distech Save Energy Case Study
2 min read

CES Safety Talks About Proper Lifting Techniques

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 10, 2016 1:22:15 PM

Back injuries are extremely painful and they affect every movement you make.  Your back is essential to sitting, standing, walking, and running. A back Injury could mean severe pain during all of these activities. The risk of back injury increases during lifting. When lifting is done improperly, you become susceptible to hernias, back injuries, strains, sprains, bruises, and broken bones. To reduce the strain on your back, you must develop safe lifting habits.

Topics: Safety Continually Emphasising Safety Safety Awareness
2 min read

CES Safety Observes Distracted Driving Awareness Month #TakeBackYourDrive

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Apr 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM

MORE WORKERS ARE KILLED EVERY YEAR IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES THAN ANY OTHER CAUSE.

Distracted driving is an epidemic on America’s roadways.  In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and an estimated 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.  These statistics are increasing with every year that passes.  

Texting and cell phone use behind the wheel takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your focus off driving – putting yourself and others in danger. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic.

Topics: Safety #TakeBackYourDrive Continually Emphasising Safety Safety Awareness
5 min read

CES HVAC Building Automation & Controls Retrofit Case Study

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Apr 4, 2016 2:14:51 PM

Florida Elks Youth Camp saves with HVAC Controls Retrofit! 

Florida Elks Youth Camp indicated its desire to centralize the HVAC controls from 67 separate small facilities in the 405 acre camp to gain energy and manpower savings.  The Camp entered into a Design/Build contract with CES to provide a turn key controls retrofit solution.

Topics: Controls Building Automation Green Building Distech Save Energy Case Study
3 min read

Prevention of Legionellosis for Facility Managers

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 23, 2016 12:54:33 PM

New Standard to Help Minimize the Risk of Legionellosis

This summer, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. released ASHRAE Standard 188: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems – a new standard requiring that facility owners and managers implement stronger safeguards via proactive risk assessment and risk management practices aimed at preventing Legionellosis from being contracted in commercial, institutional and industrial buildings.

Topics: WMP Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella Cooling Towers
2 min read

When to Retrofit RTUs with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 17, 2016 6:30:00 AM

If your existing packaged rooftop air conditioning units (RTUs) meet the following criteria then a VFD Retrofit Upgrade should be considered:

  1. Existing RTUs have greater than 7 tons cooling capacity and are less than 10 years old 
  2. Existing RTUs have constant speed fan control 
  3. Existing RTUs are in good working condition with an expected additional lifetime of 5 years or more (if not consider early retirement and replacement)

The sole purpose of a VFD RTU retrofit is simple: decrease energy consumption and maintain or increase occupant comfort and environmental conditions.  

Topics: Energy Solutions HVAC Retrofit High Efficiency RTU VFD Energy Efficiency
3 min read

Orlando Business? Claim a Free CES Energy Assessment

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

CES offers a wide variety of programs to help Orlando businesses save energy and money.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) can account for as much as 30% of a building's annual energy usage.  CES offers a wealth of opportunities for businesses to cost-effectively improve the energy efficiency of their HVAC systems and save money on energy bills.

Claim Your Free Energy Assessment

Topics: Preventative Maintenance HVAC Retrofit HVAC Maintenance HVAC Efficiency HVAC Incentives
3 min read

CES Video Commercial - Thanks Bright House Networks!

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 8, 2016 2:33:30 PM

In 2015 Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. was recognized in the Large Business category for the Bright House Regional Business awards, which honor the companies, organizations and people who have impacted the Greater Orlando area with their products, services, and thought leadership. CES was honored at a special celebration on March 11 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. 

Topics: bestplacetowork Mechanical HVACR Brighthouse Networks Award
4 min read

Enhancing Maintenance with 3D Graphics and BIM

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 3, 2016 1:52:00 PM

Enhancing maintenance management using 3D Graphics and Building Information Management in Facilities Management (FM) 

We are in an era where graphics can play a pivotal role in creating the strong visual presence needed to help improve the efficiency of maintenance and management work of facilities.  

End users expect their building automation systems to be as simple to understand as their smart phones, tablets and other entertainment systems.  This has prompted the introduction of 3D graphics and animations to building management systems.   

Topics: Automation BAS BIM & CAD Capabilities 3D Facility Management
3 min read

Energy Efficiency Actions for Orlando Businesses

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Orlando is a national leader in energy efficiency for new and existing commercial buildings that reduce waste and pollution, while saving businesses and residents significant amounts of money.  

Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007 to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation. Green Works Orlando represents our commitment to utilize the City’s regional leadership position to build partnerships and share resources that foster positive environmental changes.

Topics: Energy Efficiency HVAC Efficiency Green Works Orlando
3 min read

Building Retro-Commissioning 101

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Few measures are more important to the building energy improvement process than energy audits and retro-commissioning.  Like routine service on an automobile, these measures can identify building energy performance issues, assess opportunities to improve performance and fine-tune systems to ensure maximum energy efficiency.

Topics: Retrocommissioning HVAC Efficiency Green Works Orlando
2 min read

Energy Audits 101 Green Works Orlando

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 24, 2016 12:15:00 PM

FROM BENCHMARKING TO AUDITING

Most buildings could function more efficiently, as evidenced by ENERGY STAR benchmarking scores under 100, but since they are as unique as people, they need to be independently analyzed to determine which improvements could most cost-effectively enhance their energy performance.

Topics: HVAC Energy Efficiency Energy Star Energy Audit Green Works Orlando
2 min read

CES Energy & Water Benchmarking 101

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 22, 2016 11:49:00 AM

According to Green Works Orlando, improving the energy and water efficiency of Orlando’s buildings is critical to achieving our goals of economic and environmental sustainability.  Commercial and multifamily buildings account for more than half of the total building energy use in Orlando, and the single largest contributor to air pollution.

Topics: Energy Efficiency HVAC Efficiency Benchmarking
3 min read

CES Finalist in Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards of Greater Orlando

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 16, 2016 4:06:46 PM

Orlando, Fla. (February 15, 2016) – Longwood-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. announced today that it has been named a finalist in the second annual Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards in the Greater Orlando area.

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. was named a finalist in the Large Business category for the awards, which honor the companies, organizations and people who have impacted the Greater Orlando area with their products, services, and thought leadership. Winning businesses will be honored at a special celebration on March 11 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. 

Topics: bestplacetowork Mechanical HVACR Brighthouse Networks Award
1 min read

CES Starts $12 million of HVAC Work in Orlando

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 15, 2016 12:38:52 PM

Longwood-based CES start $12 million of heating ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, and special effects work in the Orlando area.  In addition to nine theme park projects, the work includes the Florida Hospital Altamonte Pharmacy Renovation; the Bisk Education's interior renovation at 8427 S. Park Circle for Mcree General Contractors & Architects; Florida Hospital Celebration Fitness Center, for JM Construction Construction & Associates; and Nemours Childrens Hospital Clinical Refinement, for RC Stevens Construction.

Topics: HVAC Retrofit HVACR healthcare
2 min read

CES People on the Move - Terence Grossnickle Promoted

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 4, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Terence Grossnickle was promoted to Field Engineer at Comprehensive Energy Services Inc.

A 12-year company veteran, Grossnickle has 19 years of experience and formerly served as Piping Foreman.  His duties include quality control, mechanical and steam piping, material requisitions and resolution of field related matters.

Topics: CES News CES Team Promotions
2 min read

CES People on the Move - Chris Palenkas Promoted

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 2, 2016 2:18:00 PM

Chris Palenkas was promoted to Project Engineer at Comprehensive Energy Services Inc.

Chris Palenkas has over 22 years of field and supervisory experience in the HVAC, piping and plumbing contracting fields.  He has worked with CES for the past 5 years.  

Topics: CES News CES Team Promotions
2 min read

CES People on the Move - Shawna Paradise Promoted

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 29, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Shawna Paradise promoted to Project Engineer at Comprehensive Energy Services Inc.

Paradise, having joined the company in 2013, formerly served as Project Coordinator. In her new role, her duties involve project documentation control including electronic data bases, plan review, proposal preparation and assisting the development of project objectives. 

Topics: CES News CES Team Promotions
3 min read

Register for 1st Qtr L&L - Current Tank & Boiler Designs 2016

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 28, 2016 2:17:16 PM


CES Lunch & Learn Seminar Friday February 26th featuring Commercial Products:

  1. Current Tank & Boiler Designs – How did we get here?
  2. What is needed for water heating system to work as “tankless” in a commercial world?
  3. True impact of draw profiles with traditional boiler/tank systems.
  4. How to size tankless?
  5. How to eliminate “over” design and unneeded redundancy?

Register for Lunch & Learn Here

Topics: Lunch & Learn Boilers Commercial Products
2 min read

CES People on the Move - Dennis Sipe Promoted

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 27, 2016 2:16:47 PM

Dennis Sipe was promoted to Plumbing Trade Manager at Comprehensive Energy Services Inc.

Dennis has over 25 years of experience in the plumbing and mechanical industry.  He became a licensed Journeyman Plumber in 1987 after completing his education at Seminole Community College.  

Topics: CES News CES Team Promotions
3 min read

How to Evaluate HVAC Preventative Maintenance Plans

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 25, 2016 2:00:00 PM


Seven Key Preventative Maintenance Questions for Your HVAC Contractor

The HVAC planned maintenance plans that contractors offer vary in scope and pricing from all inclusive to minimal inspection and filter change.  The first step in choosing a contractor is to know what basic items are included in competing contractors’ maintenance plans in order to effectively compare relative plan values.  

Topics: HVAC PM ASHRAE ACCA HVAC Maintenance
4 min read

How Central Florida Businesses can Leverage Utility Rebates

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 22, 2016 3:54:00 PM

Ten Utility Energy Efficiency HVAC Maintenance & Equipment Incentive Programs

Let CES exhaust all options in search for utility rebates for your energy efficiency maintenance or equipment purchases.  In addition to the rebates described below your state or local government may offer incentives.  Take advantage of a free energy audit and let us do the homework for you.

Topics: HVAC Energy Solutions Utility Rebates Energy Plus HVAC Incentives
3 min read

CES Offers Free Energy Assessments to Orlando Businesses

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 21, 2016 3:30:10 PM

CES offers a wide variety of programs to help Orlando businesses save energy and money.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) can account for as much as 30% of a building's annual energy usage.  CES offers a wealth of opportunities for businesses to cost-effectively improve the energy efficiency of their HVAC systems and save money on energy bills.

How do you start?  Start with a FREE Energy Assessment.  Contact a CES representative, who will visit your business to offer a free assessment with recommendations for energy-saving measures that will best benefit you.

Topics: Preventative Maintenance HVAC Retrofit HVAC Maintenance HVAC Efficiency HVAC Incentives
2 min read

Wanted: Experienced Healthcare HVAC & PLBG Project Manager

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 5, 2016 4:42:12 PM

Healthcare HVAC and Plumbing Job Opening:

Chosen as one of the best places to work in Central Florida, Comprehensive Energy Services in Longwood, Florida has an immediate opening for a Project Manager.  

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience managing HVAC and plumbing healthcare projects with AHCA experience is required.  
  • Must have a strong background in plumbing, piping and sheetmetal.  
Topics: Jobs Certified Medical Gas Installation & Service PLBG HVACR healthcare
2 min read

Fast Track HVAC Requirements?  Design-Build Mechanical by CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Founded in 1992 by Todd and Shelly Morgan, Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. prominently ranks as the 4th largest Florida-based mechanical and plumbing contractor according to ENR’s 2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractors.

As an award-winning and “self-performing” provider of indoor environmental systems and solutions, CES provides a full range of Construction & Pre-Construction Services including: Mission Critical, Fast Track, Special Projects, Complex Renovations, and Large Construction Projects.

 Contact Estimating

Topics: Building Automation HVACR & Plumbing Fast Track Special Projects Mechanical Design-Build-Assist Certified Medical Gas Installation & Service Integrated Project Delivery BIM & CAD Capabilities VDC
2 min read

2016 is the year! Annual HVAC Preventative Maintenance by CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 31, 2015 7:00:00 AM


Cover your HVAC Assett!

There is no better time of the year to contract commercial HVAC Preventative Maintenance services.  Part of that process typically includes reviewing existing contracts and finding ways to either lower costs or improve and expand the quality of the service that was delivered.  CES’s maintenance program is designed to help Facility and Property managers reduce the cost of operations and maintenance and improve facility indoor air quaity performance.

Request a PM Quote

Topics: HVAC PM Preventative Maintenance Green Building Facilities Maintenance HVAC Maintenance
3 min read

Apply within - Chiller Technicians Wanted

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 30, 2015 12:17:56 PM

Chiller Technician immediate opening:

This position independently performs maintenance, diagnostics, repair and rebuild work on commercial property chillers.


Apply Now - Chiller Technician 


 

Topics: HVAC PM chiller replacement Job Openings Chiller Technician
1 min read

Indoor Air Quality & HVAC Hygiene Infographic

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 10, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Today's run-of-the-mill, commoditized, HVAC Preventative Maintenance (PM) plan does not address the issue of HVAC Hygiene.  CES's Green HVAC PM includes a strict System Condition Index rating system to monitor the full Life Cycle Costs of your valuable HVAC asset. 

Topics: HVAC Orlando HVAC PM bestplacetowork Air Conditioning CES Ventilation Planned Replacement
8 min read

Poor Indoor Air Quality? 6 RTU Risk Factors

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

After eighteen years performing Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments in commercial buildings, I've seen more than a few repeat air quality offenders.  The overwhelming leader in degrading perceived IAQ is mold and associated "musty odors."

Topics: Mold IAQ complaints Proactive IAQ RTU Energy Plus
5 min read

Air Quality Management for Construction

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 24, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Managing Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) during construction and before occupancy systematically is becoming more and more common as contractors gain more experience with LEED.
  
IAQ monitoring during new construction and renovation projects has considerable benefits, not to mention the reduction of risk for the Owner, Developer, and Construction Management firms.  
CES has provided LEED Construction Air Quality Management compliance on the following projects:
  1. Nemours Children's Hospital - 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 - LEED BD+C: New Construction v2 - LEED 2.2 - LEED GOLD 2013
  2. Verizon Lake Mary - 899 Heathrow Park Lane Lake Mary, FL 32746 - LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors v3 - LEED 2009 - v3 - LEED 2009
  3. Nicolson Center For Surgical Advancement - 404 Celebration Pl, Celebration, FL 34747 United States - LEED Design Certification
Topics: IAQ Green Building LEED EQc3.2 Construcion IAQ
5 min read

Florida Elks Youth Camp Saves $21k/yr with Controls Retrofit

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 19, 2015 12:20:00 PM

CES Saves Florida Elks Youth Camp $21,739 with HVAC Controls Retrofit! 

"Enriching Lives of Kids"

Lynn Warburton, Florida Elks Youth Camp Director, was nervous with the first cost of a building automation and controls retrofit.  The Florida Elks Youth Camp is a 501c3 corporation that is totally dependent on donations.  There's considerable reason to be nervous, because there's allot at stake. The Elks Youth Camp is dedicated to enriching the lives of children in general and underprivileged and disabled children in particular.

Topics: HVAC Controls Building Automation Distech Case Study
3 min read

CES adds Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 11, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Over the years, CES has seen major advances in our application of CAD/BIM technology.  CES has moved past the BIM basics (clash detection, quantity extraction, and logistics) and are well on our way to a total transformation of how we execute our projects.  

We are expanding our team to support current work, paving the way for new utilization of BIM like field layout, code checking, high performance building analysis, and rapid prototyping and building operations.

Topics: HVAC DesignBuild Mechanical Design-Build-Assist BIM & CAD Capabilities 3D VDC Virtual Design
3 min read

4th Qtr Lunch & Learn on Cooling Tower Fan & Pump Tech

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 30, 2015 5:30:00 AM


Join CES at our 4th Qtr. Lunch & Learn Friday November 20th

The lunch and learn will focus on new cooling tower fan technology by Baltimore Air Coil (BAC) and an overview of hydronic heating and cooling system pumps by Florida Hydronics.

Register for November 20th L&L

Topics: Cooling Towers Pumps
5 min read

Florida Elks Youth Camp Saves $21k/yr with Controls Retrofit

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 29, 2015 1:34:04 PM

CES Saves Florida Elks Youth Camp $21,739 with HVAC Controls Retrofit! 

"Enriching Lives of Kids"

Lynn Warburton, Florida Elks Youth Camp Director, was nervous with the first cost of a building automation and controls retrofit.  The Florida Elks Youth Camp is a 501c3 corporation that is totally dependent on donations.  There's considerable reason to be nervous, because there's allot at stake. The Elks Youth Camp is dedicated to enriching the lives of children in general and underprivileged and disabled children in particular.

Topics: HVAC Controls Building Automation Distech Case Study
5 min read

LEED Project Construction Air Quality Management

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 26, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Managing Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) during construction and before occupancy systematically is becoming more and more common as contractors gain more experience with LEED.
  
IAQ monitoring during new construction and renovation projects has considerable benefits, not to mention the reduction of risk for the Owner, Developer, and Construction Management firms.  
CES has provided LEED Construction Air Quality Management compliance on the following projects:
  1. Nemours Children's Hospital - 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 - LEED BD+C: New Construction v2 - LEED 2.2 - LEED GOLD 2013
  2. Verizon Lake Mary - 899 Heathrow Park Lane Lake Mary, FL 32746 - LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors v3 - LEED 2009 - v3 - LEED 2009
  3. Nicolson Center For Surgical Advancement - 404 Celebration Pl, Celebration, FL 34747 United States - LEED Design Certification
Topics: IAQ Green Building LEED EQc3.2
6 min read

8 Go-To Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Resources

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 23, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Whether you own or manage one facility or an entire portfolio, you can add value by saving energy.  The following is a list of "go-to" resources for increasing building energy efficiency.  For a macro-perspective on the process of commercial building energy efficiency please view and download the full EPA Building Upgrade Manual here

Topics: Green Building High Efficiency RTU Energy Efficiency Energy Star
2 min read

Apply within - Experienced Construction Safety Manager Wanted

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 22, 2015 3:44:57 PM

Safety Manager Job Opening:

CES has a great opportunity for a qualified Safety Manager. 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Great opportunity for an experienced safety manager.  Degree in safety management preferred or related science/construction field and 5+ years of multi-site experience required. OSHA 500 preferred and an experienced trainer/facilitator, with 1st Aid, CPR and OSHA 30 certifications.
Topics: BAS Job Openings
4 min read

Annual Energy Savings of 8% or $60,980 over 5-years

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 22, 2015 10:30:00 AM

CES recently performed HVAC Preventative Maintenance and Retro-Commissioning (RCx) services at a 48,551 square foot building in Brandon, Florida.  Energy efficiency measures were implemented resulting in an annual energy savings of 8% or $60,980 over five years.  The simple payback was four months.

Topics: BAS Retrocommissioning Cx HVAC Efficiency
8 min read

Musty Air, Poor Indoor Air Quality?  It's your RTU.

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 16, 2015 12:04:54 PM

After eighteen years performing Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments in commercial buildings, I've seen more than a few repeat air quality offenders.  The overwhelming leader in degrading perceived IAQ is mold and associated "musty odors."

Topics: Mold IAQ complaints Proactive IAQ RTU Energy Plus
3 min read

CES Energy Plus HVAC Tune-Up Incentives Save Money

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Oct 1, 2015 5:42:39 PM

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) can account for as much as 30% of a building's annual energy usage.  CES offers a wealth of opportunities for commercial customers to cost-effectively improve the energy efficiency of their HVAC systems and save money on energy bills.


  1. CES Energy Plus Incentive Program:  CES Energy Plus HVAC Incentives help businesses save energy and money on their electric bills, improve HVAC system performance and enhance indoor air quality and occupant comfort.  Each tune-up includes a thorough inspection and adjustment of the HVAC unit’s thermostat, economizer, refrigerant charge, coils and belts for optimal performance.
Topics: HVAC Retrofit HVAC Maintenance HVAC Efficiency
2 min read

Fast Track Mission Critical HVAC Retrofit Case Study

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Sep 25, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Two (2) 40-ton air-cooled condensing units and Outdoor Performance Trane Climate Changer AHUs

Led by Project Manager, John Faircloth, CES’s Facility Services team recently completed a successful $420K, fast track, mission critical HVAC retrofit.  

At CES, we understand that failure of a mission critical system – equipment, process, software – can result in failure of your business operations.  CES’s turn-key solutions allow us to single source system design, installation, and maintenance for our clients.

Topics: HVAC Orlando Mission Critical Telecommunications Fast Track CES News Preconstruction Construction Mechanical Design-Build-Assist
2 min read

Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Workshop CFEEA Event Oct 2nd

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Sep 24, 2015 10:25:40 PM

Upcoming Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance (CFEEA) Event Energy Star Benchmarking Workshop.  

Friday, October 2 • 10 A.M – 12 P.M. OUC GARDENIA PLAZA • 3800 GARDENIA AVE., Orlando, FL 32839 (Detailed Agenda).

To RSVP, please visit:  HTTP://BIT.LY/1PYZ0UN 

Hear from representatives from the City of Orlando, the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, and OUC – The Reliable One.

Topics Include:  What information you’ll need about your buildings, and how to collect it; How local energy utility providers will help you access the energy data you need; How to enter information in Portfolio Manager, benchmark your building performance.

Topics: Energy Solutions Energy Efficiency Energy Star CFEEA
2 min read

We Fabricate The Ductwork That We Install!

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Sep 4, 2015 6:30:00 AM

CES In-House HVAC Fabrication Services

By fabricating sheet metal in-house we maintain superior quality control over every fabricated part and complete it faster.  Our dedicated team and computerized manufacturing technology produce a superior product.

SInce early 2004, the CES shop has been skillfully managed by 30 year+ sheetmetal trade veteran, Joe Stubits.  According to Joe:  "Over the last 5 years we've sent just over a million pounds of metal out the door,

Topics: HVAC Fabrication Sheetmetal
2 min read

Ductman Lives! at CFHLA 2015 Hospitality Expo & Tradeshow “HEAT”

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Sep 1, 2015 1:30:00 PM

CES will be exhibiting in booth # 201 at the CFHLA 2015 Hospitality Expo And Tradeshow “HEAT” scheduled for this Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Caribe Royale Resort & Convention Center. 

With a long track record of successfully completed complex hotel projects, CES is the logical choice for your HVAC, Plumbing, and Building Automation Systems (BAS) needs.  (195-ton Chiller replacement atop Doubletree’s 200’ tall resort tower a success

Our strong customer and supplier relationships enable us to meet your business goals and serve you more effectively.

Topics: CFHLA
3 min read

CES takes the lead in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 27, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Over the years, CES has seen major advances in our application of CAD/BIM technology.  CES has moved past the BIM basics (clash detection, quantity extraction, and logistics) and are well on our way to a total transformation of how we execute our projects.  

We are expanding our team to support current work, paving the way for new utilization of BIM like field layout, code checking, high performance building analysis, and rapid prototyping and building operations.

Topics: HVAC DesignBuild Mechanical Design-Build-Assist BIM & CAD Capabilities 3D VDC Virtual Design
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Are You Compliant with 2015 ASHRAE Standards on Preventing Legionellosis?

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 26, 2015 8:24:11 PM

New Standard to Help Minimize the Risk of Legionellosis

With 12 confirmed dead and more than 120 cases of infection due to legionellosis, New York City Council has adopted legislation that requires adherence to part of ASHRAE’s newly published Legionella standard.

Topics: WMP Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella Cooling Towers
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Download CES HVAC Ventilation 3rd Quarter Lunch and Learn Slide Decks

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 25, 2015 9:56:00 PM

3rd Quarter Lunch and Learn on Ventilation Standards & Outside Air Energy Savings Technologies is a success!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Lunch & Learn on August 21st.  

I also hope that the time we spent discussing Outside Air Energy Savings Technologies will help you identify energy conservations opportunities in your organization.  

Topics: IAQ Ventilation Energy Solutions Lunch & Learn Presentation
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CES starts $16.2 million of work at seven new Orlando-area projects

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 21, 2015 4:20:00 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is starting $16.2 million of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and special effects work at seven new Orlando-area projects.  Included are:

  • McCraney Property Co./Shepards Exposition Services, Bent Oak Industrial Park’s Building 200 at 1701 Boice Pond Road, Orlando, for McCree General Contractors & Architects, Orlando;
  • Florida Hospital Celebration X-Ray replacement, for Sunrise Electric, Chuluota;
  • Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Pediatrics Special Care offices, for H.W. Davis Construction, Orlando;
  • Etech Events offices, 1629 Prime Court, Orlando, for LT Contracting, Orlando;
  • and three theme park related projects.
Topics: HVAC Mechanical Contracting
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What Deferred HVAC Preventative Maintenance Looks Like

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 11, 2015 5:22:27 PM

It’s incumbent upon the HVACR contractors, like CES, to educate building owners about the importance and benefit of a comprehensive HVAC Preventative Maintenance program.  

Topics: HVAC PM IAQ Mold HVAC Hygiene
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5 Steps to Energy Star Certification by CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Aug 5, 2015 6:30:00 AM


Whether you own or manage one facility or an entire portfolio, you can add value by saving energy.  Let CES's professionals get you started on the road to sustainability with Energy Star Benchmarking or Certification.

Topics: Energy Solutions Energy Efficiency Energy Star
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Looking for a way to add value to your properties or make your business more profitable?

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 24, 2015 4:38:00 PM


THE VALUE OF ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION:

Studies have shown that ENERGY STAR certified buildings:

  • Have lower operating costs
  • Are more marketable
  • Contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions to the environment
  • Command higher rental rates
  • Have increased asset value
Topics: HVAC Sustainability Save Energy Energy Star
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Register for HVAC Ventilation Standards Lunch & Learn at CES Training Center August 21st

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 21, 2015 2:26:00 PM


BUILDING VENTILATION: WHEN, WHY, & HOW

Building ventilation is the circulation of air throughout a building.  Building ventilation is one important factor affecting the relationship between airborne transmission of respiratory infections and the health and productivity of workers.  


 Register for August 21st L&L


Topics: HVAC Indoor Air Quality Ventilation healthcare
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Case Study: RTU Planned Replacement Program

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 17, 2015 4:08:00 PM


HOW TO SET UP A SUCCESSFUL RTU PLANNED REPLACEMENT PROGRAM:

A successful planned RTU replacement program saves energy and avoids costly emergency replacements. This approach allows standardization of equipment features, streamlines the process, reduces costs, and provides higher quality results.

Topics: Energy Solutions Planned Replacement RTU High Efficiency RTU Energy Efficiency
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Budget Season is here ... Request an Annual HVAC Maintenance Proposal from CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 10, 2015 11:28:53 AM


HVAC Budget Season is Upon Us ... 

It’s that time of year when Facility and Property management begin next year’s HVAC budgeting process. Organizations with traditional, calendar year budgeting cycles typically begin number crunching from July to November.

Request a PM Quote

Topics: HVAC PM Green Building Facilities Maintenance HVAC Maintenance
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Case Study: Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Retrofit Upgrade on RTUs

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 8, 2015 2:58:00 PM

When to Retrofit with Advanced Controls:

CES looks for opportunities for increased energy efficiency with electrical and mechanical systems. If your existing RTUs meet following criteria then a VFD Retrofit Upgrade should be considered.

  • Existing RTUs have greater than 7 tons cooling capacity and are less than 10 years old 
  • Existing RTUs have constant speed fan control 
Topics: Energy Solutions HVAC Retrofit High Efficiency RTU VFD Energy Efficiency
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Sustainability - How the Facilities Team Can Contribute

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 30, 2015 8:12:00 AM

SUSTAINABILITY-HOW THE FACILITIES TEAM CAN CONTRIBUTE

"SUSTAINABILITY-HOW THE FACILITIES TEAM CAN CONTRIBUTE" is a 2012 PRSM document authored by Kirk Beaudoin, LEED Green Associate, FMA, RFMP.

The examples noted in this paper are a compilation of the many programs and standards modifications that were executed over the years in efforts to become more sustainable, energy efficient and more recently to earn LEED credits in conjunction with new store construction.  The following are only two of the recommended best practices relating to HVAC.

Topics: HVAC Sustainability Facilities Maintenance LEED
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Commercial Quality HVAC Installation You Should Get What You Paid For

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 29, 2015 1:30:00 PM

HVAC Quality Installation Specification, ACCA Standard 5 2010

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Standard 5 details the nationally recognized minimum criteria for the proper installation of HVAC systems in residential and commercial applications.  This Standard applies to HVAC equipment and components being installed in residential and commercial buildings.

The Standard focus areas for quality installation include: design,  equipment installation, distribution, and system documentation and owner education aspects.  Building owners and operators and residential consumers need to be informed of the links between comfort, humidity levels, utility bills, and indoor air quality with a proper HVAC system design and installation.

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What to Ask the Contractor when Evaluating HVAC Planned Maintenance

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 25, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems

The HVAC system is the single largest user of energy in your building, making it one of your biggest monthly expenditures.  If it is not maintained in proper working order you will be sacrificing indoor comfort while seeing increased power usage, and will likely incur higher repair costs and premature equipment replacement costs.

Topics: HVAC PM ASHRAE ACCA HVAC Maintenance
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#TBT 2012 CES DBIA National Design-Build Award for LEGOLAND® Florida

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

LEGOLAND® Florida

CES performed the mechanical design build responsibilities for the renovation and redesign of the 25 existing buildings and design assist responsibilities for the new exp, inc. designed buildings.  

Topics: HVAC DesignBuild Mechanical Design-Build-Assist PLBG ABC EIC Awards
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ARC Award Winners recognized for leadership and excellence in RTU efficiency

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

What is the Advanced RTU Campaign?

The Advanced RTU Campaign (ARC) encourages commercial building owners and operators to replace their old RTUs with more efficient units or to retrofit their RTUs with advanced controls in order to take advantage of these benefits.

Topics: Sustainability HVAC Retrofit RTU High Efficiency RTU
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Retrofit or Replace Packaged Roof Top Air Conditioning Units (RTUs)

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

RTU Retrofit or Replace?

New technologies for replacement and retrofits of existing rooftop air conditioning units (RTUs) offer tremendous savings opportunities. To help take advantage of those opportunities, DOE’s Advanced RTU Campaign (ARC) has developed a set of resources built around a streamlined RTU evaluation methodology.  

CES applies this proven methodoligy into its HVAC Planned Replacement Programs.  Use this checklist to determine if your building is a good candidate for an HVAC retrofit or replacement:

Topics: HVAC Planned Replacement HVAC Retrofit RTU
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Florida Building Energy Code Effective July 1, 2015 Requires HVAC Commissioning

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 22, 2015 6:34:00 PM

The fifth edition of the Florida building Code takes effect on July 1, 2015 (click here for analysis paper). 

New buildings will have to be 19% more energy efficient when completed to current building design permit requirements.  

Additionally, commissioning reports will be required effective July 1, 2015.  New Energy Codes required large HVAC tonnage and buildings that hit the 50% value improvement to bring the entire building up to current code.

The owner becomes a communication hub between the design/construction team and the code official responsible for granting the certificate of occupancy.  Since getting a CO is usually a time critical constraint, it is important that the process not get unintentionally delayed by an owner that isn’t aware that the code mandates their involvement in the process. 

Topics: HVAC Sustainability Florida Building Energy Code Energy Code
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#TBT 2010 CES wins 2010 ABC Eagle Awards for HVAC & PLBG -The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 11, 2015 4:46:00 PM

Each year the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., sponsors a special awards competition for commercial and industrial contractors to recognize the outstanding craftsmanship, planning, and coordination efforts to produce the superb construction projects being built by Central Florida ABC member firms.  

The Excellence in Construction Awards consists of two programs. The first program is designed for general contractors, who enter the entire construction project, which may consist of a single building; multiple buildings and projects, such as a resort; an interior build-out; or a renovation of an existing building.

The specialty contractors also compete for their achievements in their specific trade. The project entries they submit are judged on outstanding coordination efforts, challenges successfully overcome, project complexity, custom materials, and the quality of individual craftsmen accomplishments for each submitted project.

Each project is evaluated by a panel of judges represented by a cross-section of the industry, including local design professionals who either visit and tour each project or determine the score based on a presentation and awards entry book.  

Topics: HVAC PLBG Entertainment Construction ABC EIC Awards 2010
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Why do I need 3D graphics for my building automation system?

By Shawn Tuggle on Jun 9, 2015 3:15:00 PM

Enhancing maintenance management using 3D Graphics and Building Information Management in Facilities Management (FM) 

We are in an era where graphics can play a pivotal role in creating the strong visual presence needed to help improve the efficiency of maintenance and management work of facilities.  

End users expect their building automation systems to be as simple to understand as their smart phones, tablets and other entertainment systems.  This has prompted the introduction of 3D graphics and animations to building management systems.   

Topics: Automation BAS BIM & CAD Capabilities 3D Facility Management
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CES starts $4.8 million of HVAC/PLBG, & Special Effects at seven new Orlando-area projects!

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 5, 2015 2:44:12 PM

ORLANDO, FLA. (June 5, 2015) – Longwood-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is starting $4.8 million of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and special effects work at seven new Orlando-area projects.

Orlando Area Projects Included are:

  1. Nemours Children’s Hospital Cardiac Operating Room #3 for Skanska USA Building, Orlando;
  2. Florida Hospital Kissimmee Nuclear Medicine for Sunrise Electric, Longwood;
  3. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.’s Lake Mary office interior alteration for LT Contracting Services,Orlando;
  4. Theme park related projects.
Topics: Building Automation Indoor Air Quality Plumbing industrial services mechanical engineering design commercial HVACR
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IAQ Complaints? Indoor Air Quality Testing Services by CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 4, 2015 7:00:00 AM

CES has successfully completed hundreds of building and HVAC inspections related to IAQ complaints.  CES’s Proactive Indoor Air Quality Program provides Property Managers and Facility Engineers with the proper tools to efficiently address IAQ complaints.  

Subscribing to the Proactive IAQ Program also meets the latest indoor air quality requirements being set by the Green Building industry.  

There are numerous benefits to having an established program that effectively documents and communicates management activities and good faith efforts towards providing the very best indoor environmental quality.

Topics: Sustainability IAQ complaints Green Building industry Proactive IAQ building inspections Facility Engineers Property Managers Proactive Indoor Air Quality Program
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CES Design-Build Mechanical Construction and Pre-Construction Services

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 3, 2015 3:38:00 PM

 As an award-winning and “self-performing” provider of indoor environmental systems and solutions, CES provides a full range of Construction & Pre-Construction Services including: Mission Critical, Fast Track, Special Projects, Complex Renovations, and Large Construction Projects.

Topics: Building Automation HVACR & Plumbing Fast Track Special Projects Mechanical Design-Build-Assist Certified Medical Gas Installation & Service Integrated Project Delivery BIM & CAD Capabilities
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CES Finalist for Best Place To Work Central Florida Large Companies - OBJ 2015

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM

CES’s mission statement is to provide the very best mechanical contracting services for our customers, to provide the very best place to work for our employees, to grow our company and our employees and to earn a fair profit.

CES aims to be a nationally recognized, world-class provider of indoor environmental systems.

``This is our family,'' said Shelly Morgan, who co-owns CES with her husband Todd S. Morgan PE. ``We want to see people succeed.'' 

Topics: bestplacetowork 2015 Recognition
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How CES HVAC Energy Retrofit Programs Save You Money

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 26, 2015 12:06:00 PM

An HVAC installation will likely see a decade plus of service, represents a substantial investment, and the upfront cost often represents only 5% of the overall funding in terms of total cost of ownership over 20 or more years.


Planned Replacement HVAC Energy Retrofit Programs Save You Money

  1. Avoid costly emergency replacement
  2. Avoid disrupting business
  3. Lower replacement costs
  4. Control the timing of your capital expenditure
  5. Immediate positive cash flow
Topics: HVAC Energy Solutions LCCA Planned Replacement HVAC Retrofit
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Thanks for attending our recent Building Commissioning Lunch & Learn

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who attended the CES Commissioning Lunch & Learn last Friday.  I hope you left with a good understanding of what Commissioning is and how your facility and organazation can benefit from Commissioning.  I also hope that the time we spent exploring commissioning scenarios will help you identify Commissioning opportunities in your organization.

Topics: Retrocommissioning Commissioning Lunch & Learn Presentation Cx
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Three Ways to Completely Sabotage Your Building Automation

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 18, 2015 1:00:00 PM

CES utilizes products on the cutting edge of today's technology but we also have the experience to maintain and upgrade yesterday's systems. We design the project based on our client's needs and the most effective and efficient end result.  For optimal savings and system performance, avoid these the practices that will surely sabotage you building automation system. 

Topics: HVAC Orlando Controls Building Automation Air Conditioning CES Preventative Maintenance CES News
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CES specializes in Distech Controls Niagara AX building automation systems.

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 15, 2015 7:00:00 AM


Topics: Building Automation & Controls Controls Niagra AX Distech
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The Gateway to IAQ Hysteria

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 14, 2015 12:58:00 PM

The greatest risk to Property Managers concerning Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is when tenants are allowed to define how IAQ is perceived.   Allowing tenants to define the perception of IAQ is a gateway to much larger IAQ problems.  As an example of larger and unnecessary IAQ problems here's an email clip from a property manager in IAQ distress.  

Topics: HVAC IAQ Indoor Air Quality CES News Proactive
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Icewall Solidifies CES as "Go To" Special Effects Contractor

By Comprehensive Energy Services on May 7, 2015 10:12:00 AM

ICEWALL HISTORY:

CES began establishing itself as a special effects contractor in the mid 90's.  The Universal Studios' Terminator 2 and Twister attractions launched CES's special effects reputation.  In 1999, CES's invented the Icewall.  This Innovative Proprietary Design solidified us as the go-to company for special effects systems.  CES designs and builds each custom Icewall at its corporate headquarters in Longwood, Florida. Today, CES's Icewalls can be seen around the world.
Topics: awards specialefffects DesignBuild Icewall
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Register for Building & HVAC Commissioning Lunch & Learn at CES Training Center May 15th

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Apr 30, 2015 2:01:00 PM


Building out of sync?  The costs can add up.  

The challenges are common:  changing occupant needs, space repurposing, renovations and aging systems.  As a result, managing your building's energy use can be complex.  

Topics: HVAC Retrocommissioning Commissioning
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Solar Energy Solutions by CES

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Apr 8, 2015 7:30:40 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. (CES), is an award winning, leader in Design-Build Maintain Mechanical Contracting that continues to lead through innovation and their “Green Building” investment in a 25 kilowatt solar electric system.

Topics: Solar Green Building Energy Solutions
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3 Indoor Air Quality Problems Requiring Immediate Attention

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 30, 2015 7:38:04 PM

How occupants perceive indoor air quality (IAQ) in a typical commercial office environment can be very subjective.  ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013 -- Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality (ANSI Approved) Standard sets ventilation rates that will "satisfy a substantial majority (about 80%) of unadapted persons (visitors) in a space."  Meaning that even if Standard 62 is satisfied, a potential two of ten people may find the air unacceptable.  

Topics: HVAC IAQ Mold ASHRAE Proactive Moisture
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CES is Hiring HVAC Account Executives, Project Managers, & Others

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 30, 2015 2:37:45 PM

CES is an award-winning, self-performing provider and recognized leader in Design-Build-Maintain Mechanical Contracting and Plumbing, providing a full range of advanced HVACR commercial and industrial services including mechanical engineering design, mechanical construction, plumbing, indoor air quality (IAQ), preventative maintenance and system repairs throughout Florida.  Recent Job opening include:

Topics: HVAC bestplacetowork Jobs Careers
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Comprehensive Energy Services starts $2.2 million of HVAC, plumbing and special effects work at eight new Orlando-area projects

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

ORLANDO, FLA. (Feb. 19, 2015) – Longwood-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is starting $2.2 million of HVAC, plumbing and special effects work at eight new Orlando-area projects. Included are: the Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando Cath Lab, for Skanska USA Building, Orlando; Hilton Orlando Meeting Room expansion, for Welbro Building Corporation, Maitland; Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Second Floor Infusion, for Robins & Morton, Orlando; Access Charter School and Expedia Orlando renovations, both for McCree General Contractors & Architects, Orlando; plus three more theme park related projects.

Topics: HVAC Robins & Morton Welbro Skanska McCree Special Effects Plumbing CES News
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195-ton Chiller replacement atop Doubletree’s 200’ tall resort tower a success

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 13, 2015 3:19:00 PM

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando Sea World retained CES to perform an air-cooled chiller replacement at their International Drive resort. The project required installing a 14,000 lb, 195-ton chiller onto the rooftop of the 16 story, 200 ft. tall, 194k sq. ft. resort tower. CES partnered with Sims Crane Orlando to provide a 350-ton crane to accomplish the lift. The project required significant coordination between CES and resort staff to assure a safe project. The goals of the chiller replacement project were to reduce maintenance and energy costs and to improve reliability and efficiency.

Topics: HVAC Orlando crane lift bestplacetowork chiller replacement CES News
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CES supports the City of Orlando in the City Energy Project

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 12, 2015 5:20:00 PM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. (CES) is pleased to support the City of Orlando and Orange County Government in the City Energy Project policies and programs to improve energy efficiency in buildings, including the energy benchmarking and transparency, auditing, and retro-commissioning policies. CES has long supported energy efficiency and conservation efforts, not only as a means to protect the environment, but also as a necessary part of the future sustainability of the Central Florida region. You can view the City's press release here.

Topics: Orlando Energy Sustainability CEP CES CES News
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Fast Track Mission Critical HVAC for Fortune 500 Telecom Client

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 9, 2015 12:08:18 PM

Facility Service Team Coordination and Collaboration a Success

Executive Summary

Led by Project Manager, John Faircloth, CES’s Facility Services team recently completed a successful $420K, fast-track, mission critical HVAC retrofit for a Fortune 500 telecommunication company in Naples Florida.  At CES, we understand that failure of a mission critical system – equipment, process, software – can result in failure of your business operations.  CES’s turn-key solutions allow CES to single source system design, installation, and maintenance for our clients.

Topics: HVAC Orlando Mission Critical Telecommunications Fast Track CES News

Infographic HVAC Hygiene & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Feb 4, 2015 3:15:11 PM

Schedule HVAC Hygiene Consultation

Topics: HVAC Orlando bestplacetowork Air Conditioning CES Ventilation CES News
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$1 million of new HVAC, plumbing and special effects work in Orlando

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 27, 2015 12:18:53 AM

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. starts $1 million of HVAC, plumbing and special effects work at 10 new Orlando-area projects

ORLANDO, FLA. (Jan. 20, 2015) – Longwood-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is starting $1 million of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and special effects work at 10 new Orlando-area projects. Included are: the Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando Operating Room 6, for Skanska USA Building, Orlando; Florida Hospital Altamonte Mechanical Room repairs, as prime contractor; Florida Hospital DeLand Third Floor Progressive Care Unit renovations, for Robins & Morton, Orlando; Florida Hospital East Dialysis Room, Orlando, for Barton Malow Co., Orlando; Discovery Clothing Company tenant improvements, Kissimmee, for Williams Company Southeast, Orlando; plus five theme park related projects.

Topics: HVAC Orlando bestplacetowork Air Conditioning Heating CES Ventilation CES News
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CES Receives Prestigious ABC Eagle Awards for work on Transfomers The Ride 3D

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Dec 10, 2014 1:03:55 PM

Dec 09, 2014 - Click for Original Post From Contractor Magazine

Topics: studios HVAC Orlando universal ABC bestplacetowork eagle transformers Air Conditioning Heating CES Ventilation awards CES News

CES is starting $770,000 of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing work for eight new Orlando-area projects

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 24, 2014 11:23:44 AM

Longwood-based Comprehensive Energy Services Inc. is starting $770,000 of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing work for eight new Orlando-area projects that include: the new SAI Holdings building, 2224 Hazelhurst Ave., Orlando; Kandor Dental Spa & Salon, 5515 Vista View Way, Oviedo, for RLH Construction, Oviedo; a tenant build-out at 135 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, for Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Orlando; and an office build-out for the Nassal Company, 415 W. Kaley St., Orlando.

Topics: HVAC Air Conditioning Heating CES Ventilation CES News
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Comprehensive Energy Services announces 10 new Central Florida projects totaling $1.3M

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 2, 2014 11:30:11 AM

On November 2, 2014 Comprehensive Energy Services Inc. announced that it started $1.3 million of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing work for 10 new projects in Central Florida. (Click here for original article)

Topics: HVAC Orlando Air Conditioning Heating CES Ventilation CES News

Shelly Morgan honored as Central Florida's "Outstanding Philanthropist" Award

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Nov 30, 2011 7:40:54 AM

Orlando, FLLongwood based, Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. (CES) Co-founder, Shelly Morgan, was recently honored as the recipient of Central Florida’s “Outstanding Philanthropist” Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The award was presented at the National Philanthropy Day Celebration at the Ritz-Carlton on November 18th. This honor is awarded to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity, and who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility. Their selflessness encourages others to assume philanthropic leadership roles in the community or on a national and/or international level.

Topics: CES News

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