Many new facilities are built with efficiency in mind. They get the best systems and equipment. The architecture and building materials facilitate energy efficiency. Yet, sometimes, it still seems like something is missing.
This something is building optimization. Building optimization helps to make the facility energy-efficient, lowers energy consumption and costs, and eliminates waste. Without it, even the best-planned buildings fall short of expectations.
What Is Building Optimization?
Building optimization is the process of optimizing a building’s energy consumption. Energy efficiency is the result of making different systems work together in sync at optimal energy performance. This leads to energy savings, improved building operations, increased comfort for building occupants, and lower maintenance costs.
The process of building optimization can be applied to a new or an existing building. However, the results may vary. A new building may come with a building management system or a building automation system, with all the sensors and data this entails.
When a facility is built with efficiency in mind, it allows the development of multiple, near-optimal designs and choosing one based on builder or contractor preference. The energy utilization index is used to approximate a building’s energy efficiency.
Older facilities don’t have this infrastructure in place, which can be a limiting factor to the building optimization process. However, such facilities can benefit from some of our other services, including retro-commissioning.
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Benefits of Building Optimization
Building optimization is a service which brings a host of financial, environmental, and business benefits.
Improves Building Performance
Low-cost building designs don’t always come out as planned. And sometimes there are significant deviations from initial parameters. These deviations can end up lowering the building’s performance and energy efficiency, costing you more in the process.
Building optimization solves this problem since optimized facilities have better building performance than unoptimized counterparts.
Ensures Building Energy Efficiency
By eliminating redundancies and waste—and properly calibrating all systems—building optimization increases energy efficiency. This is one of the main reasons you may be interested in this service.
Making your building more energy efficient significantly cuts its energy use and carbon footprint. No more paying for unused energy.
Like many of our services, building optimization pays for itself with the money it saves over time. Commercial buildings are especially notorious for their energy cost, which can be reduced significantly. In fact, we’ve helped some of our clients save hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.
Improves Productivity & Operational Efficiency
By ensuring optimal lighting, air conditioning, and improved air quality, building optimization allows you to improve productivity in your facility.
Studies show building occupants are more productive when working in a well-ventilated, well-lit environment. All in all, you’ll have a smoother-running operation.
Why Choose SAIN Engineering Associates?
SAIN Engineering has been helping clients just like you for 30+ years. Throughout this time, we have developed a reputation for integrity and excellence.
At SAIN, we don’t have clients; we have partners. We’re deeply invested in your success because your success is ours.
Partnerships are built on trust. And trust is one of the pillars of our business. The trust we’ll be there for you. The trust we’ll give you the best recommendations and solutions. Trust we’ll do everything we can for your facility to run smoothly.
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