Project consulting performed by Palmer Conservation Consulting (PCC) is a process of continuous improvement by tracking, analyzing, diagnosing, and resolving issues with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems. PCC’s goal is to achieve optimal comfort with the least amount of energy consumption in your buildings.
Buildings aren’t just a pile of bricks and mortar. They are investments with significant profit potential. They need to be comfortable for occupants and must operate efficiently to remain competitive. Building owners who achieve this balance benefit from deep cost savings and market leadership.
On average, nationwide electric costs increased by 43% between 1999 and 2008. Legislation on energy disclosure and carbon emissions for commercial buildings is an ongoing challenge for owners. Why is building performance tracking necessary to meet these challenges? Some of the direct financial benefits include:
Utility bills typically constitute 30 percent of a building’s operating expenses Lower energy consumption equates to lower operating expenses, which for owner-occupied properties is a direct financial gain.
PCC’s tracking tools allow operators to identify spikes or dips in energy use more quickly, diagnose root causes, and in some cases preempt comfort complaints.
With the help of PCC, building owners can improve their sustainability credentials through certification programs, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® rating and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) program.
Gas leaks, poor indoor air quality, and non-compliant ventilation rates are examples of liability risks relating to building operation. PCC will help identify and address such system performance or safety problems more quickly, before they turn into liabilities.
No matter what your organization’s level of energy expertise is, PCC will ensure that you understand and are in control of every step of the process. Remember: our projects focus on clients’ objectives – our objective is our clients’ objective.