We identify the areas of waste that have the tremendous potential to save energy. We continue with identifying energy waste and how building energy performance could be improved. Finally, the information developed in previous stages is implemented and integrated into a selective cost-benefit process for investment into significant retrofitting changes.
ENGAGEMENT WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS
This stage identifies the areas of waste and has the greatest potential to save energy. The construct is to identify the waste in any project, before the implementation of new products.
We measure, calculate and analyse
We design and specify for retrofitting
This stage continues with the identification of energy waste and how building energy performance could be improved.
We select and manage product installation
In this stage, the information developed in previous stages is implemented and integrated into a selective cost-benefit process for investment into major retrofitting changes.
Retrofitting consists of two major categories as shown here. It is important to note that 'getting the existing building operationally correct' first can often save substantial energy with early paybacks.
TWO MAJOR CATEGORIES OF RETROFITTING
1.1 IEQ TEST
A cross-section of environmental parameters - thermal comfort, acoustic, air-change rate, indoor air quality, and lighting is critical for an excellent indoor environmental quality (IEQ) assessment.
Thermal Comfort &
Thermal Imaging &
Air Exchange Rate
Facade Heating Transfer & Comfort
1.2 ENERGY SIMULATION
Ranking the components in a building that contribute to energy consumption is essential. Yet, the Peak Energy Demand can often cost a client dearly in energy tariff penalties when overriding these set kW limits. Hence, the simulation of various energy-consuming components in a building is essential. It would be negligent not to pay attention to a daylight retrofit for the provided building case here.
1.3 METERING ANALYSIS
Identifying hours during the week where the energy is excessive is the first realisation of where and when energy savings and reduction measures can take place.
Locating the Energy Use ‘Hotspots’
1.4 ENVELOPE AIR-LEAKAGE EVALUATION
Air-leakage in the building envelope of Australian buildings is among the worst performance in the world.
A comparison of measured Australian building envelope air-leakage against world best practice
1.5 BMS SCHEDULING
Our Integrity Audit leads to an improved Building Management System (BMS) scheduling.