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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

Sustainability - How the Facilities Team Can Contribute

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.

ARC Award Winners recognized for leadership and excellence in RTU efficiency

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.

Florida Building Energy Code Effective July 1, 2015 Requires HVAC Commissioning

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. 

IAQ Complaints? Indoor Air Quality Testing Services by CES

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.

CES supports the City of Orlando in the City Energy Project

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.

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