When you consider that utility costs represent one of, if not the, largest overhead expense for many businesses, it’s easy to see why creating an energy-saving building design is a top priority for most organizations. Commercial buildings also consume approximately 20 percent of all energy in the U.S. and are a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, striving for maximum energy efficiency is also essential for meeting today’s environmental guidelines — “green” building practices are rapidly becoming the norm in the construction industry.
Reynolds: Your Energy Efficiency Building Design Partner
Reynolds team of design engineers can help you create an energy-efficient design that will enable you to meet your cost-saving and environmental objectives. We offer a full range of services that will allow you to reduce energy consumption, lower your utility costs and decrease your environmental footprint — without sacrificing the comfort of your building’s occupants. Our team of in-house specialists will work with you to develop and implement an array of practical, cost-effective solutions tailored to your unique operating environment.
Ways We Can Help You Achieve a More Energy-Efficient Design
We’ll assist you in developing an energy-efficient design encompassing a variety of areas:
- HVAC systems: Did you know that heating and air conditioning units result in more than 50 percent of a commercial building’s energy consumption? We can ensure your building’s HVAC system is designed to optimize energy use — instead of being a big energy waster. We can also help you explore the benefits of renewable energy sources such as solar power and geothermal heating and cooling.
- Lighting: Lighting constitutes about 10 percent of a commercial facility’s electricity consumption. We can provide a more energy-efficient lighting system for buildings that will provide sufficient illumination — and cut your utility costs by up to 30 percent or more. We focus on energy-saving LED lights that lengthen the time between bulb replacements.
- Hot water: We’ll design your building’s hot water distribution systems to ensure they deliver adequate load service while minimizing heat loss. This process entails the precise implementation of the systems’ piping layout.
- System integration: We also have the expertise to develop an integrated design consisting of multiple systems that will maximize your building’s energy efficiency. This approach also facilitates the control of your operating systems for optimized performance.
Improved Energy Efficiency via Retro-Commissioning
In addition to new buildings, we can provide a more energy-efficient design for existing structures through retro-commissioning, or recommissioning. We’ll conduct a comprehensive analysis of your current energy performance and maintenance practices and come up with a plan to get your building performing at its peak potential. Our recommendations may include We’ll then make any applicable system and equipment upgrades to help you meet your cost objectives. Besides reducing your energy and utility use, our retro-commisioning process can create a more comfortable environment for your building’s occupants and even improve your facility’s indoor air quality.
Experience the Reynolds Advantage
At Reynolds, we focus on providing high-value energy-efficient design services that will reduce and help you avoid excess costs. We remain ahead of the curve when it comes to the development and implementation of energy-saving solutions for our clients.
Contact us to learn more about our energy-saving building design services today.