Consulting Services for your Building
Sustainable Commissioning is a validated process combining human and artificial intelligence to achieve maximum building efficiency and cost savings while reducing your carbon footprint.
IESG offers all stages of the Sustainable Commissioning© process to our clients. There are three elements to the service to make your building sustainable as follows:
- Complete the basic energy audit
- Implement the items from energy audit
- Connect to ongoing commissioning technology
This validated process has proven to save time and money substantially reducing your carbon footprint with the possibility to save up to 30% on your annual energy bill! Sustainable commissioning will add an additional level of reliability to your building through persistent monitoring. Managing energy in your building critical to bottom line profit of any business eliminating waste.
When energy efficiency declines, the operational cost rises wasting money that could be used for other investments. The Sustainable Commissioning process combines both human and artificial intelligence to achieve optimal energy efficiency in your building.
Step 1 – Complete Basic Energy Audit (Human Intelligence)
In the first part of Sustainable Commissioning process, our consultant Energy Management Associates (EMA) conducts an on-site energy audit. The audit will identify energy efficiency opportunities for you. The assessment may include construction of an energy model for your building. A report of findings with potential savings will be issued. All observed opportunities are evaluated with a focus on simple pay back (SPB), internal rate of return (IRR), and net present value (NPV). This audit can be considered an ASHRAE level one or two audit depending upon complexity of your building. EMA will also work with your local utility to secure any available incentives. To complete this step, IESG recommends services from EMA. For more information, their website is http://ema-boston.com/ - EMA can be reached by phone at +1 (508) 533-1128. They are Registered Licensed and Insured Professional Engineers serving NY, NJ, CT, MA, and VT.
Step 2 – Implement Recommendations from Audit (Retroactive Commissioning)
In the second part of the Sustainable Commissioning process, IESG will work with you or your preferred contractor to implement the recommendations from the energy audit. ISEG has associates that offer retroactive commissioning services if you should need them. This work may include installation of VFD drives, LED lighting, repairing valves, dampers, damaged insulation, etc. At this stage, a scope of work for your project is created which can be competitively bid. IESG can help coordinate retro-commissioning activities with your local utility to access incentives. As part of the retro-commissioning process, we deliver a 32 fault detection evaluation of your building to further help eliminate energy waste. IESG can offer energy model services to help validate the energy savings from the retroactive commissioning process upon your request.
Step 3 - Connect to Ongoing Commissioning Technology (Artificial Intelligence)
Once the building instrumentation technology is confirmed compatible with ongoing monitoring, a connection can be made to your building management system. Invisible operational issues are identified applying thousands of algorithms programmed to detect system abnormalities. To achieve this level of intelligence you would select an ongoing commissioning provider. As part of our service, we can offer the services of Building IQ who can connect to your building management system to begin the optimization process moving you towards further energy savings. To complete this step, IESG recommends services from Building IQ as advertised on this website. This process is required to protect your retro-commissioning improvements in effort to keep your building sustainable with respect to the energy it’s consumes over time.
Steven Driver, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management, mechanical system design, commissioning, and energy auditing. Steve is an alumnus of Northcentral University where he earned his Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology (2010) with a concentration in building commissioning. Steve is also an alumnus of Norwich University (2004) where he earned his MBA specializing in Engineering Administration. Steve is a board certified energy manager (CEM) and auditor (CEA). At this time, Steve has acquired three copyrights, two publications, and a U.S. patent associated with sustainable building commissioning technology. Having completed numerous energy audits internationally, Steve continues his mission to reduce industry emissions and cost through the promotion of innovative technologies.