It is well known that buildings tend to not operate as intended which can often cause performance gaps with energy and operational efficiency. Whilst gaps in building performance is a multi-faceted issue, data integration is often a key contributing factor. Combining energy data with engineering expertise provides insight into the real causes of tenant complaints, equipment failures and maintenance issues.
Poor performing buildings reduce staff productivity and damage customer experience. Our team of Chartered Engineers, Chartered Energy Engineers, Chartered Energy Managers, ISO 50001 Lead Auditors, ESOS Lead Assessors and technical specialists are experienced in delivering energy efficient working environments that maximise comfort conditions and reduce capital expenditure.
Common Causes of Poor Performance
- Plant life and degradation
- Controls and automation
- Change and use of a building
- Knowing how much equipment costs to run and how to operate
Working with some of the UK’s largest property companies, we have been involved in some of the country’s biggest commercial developments. In this demanding environment investors, developers and corporate owners must continue to maximise their return on investment and manage the costs involved in operating their property assets. Our consultants have extensive experience in this sector and are well rehearsed in resolving complex engineering issues which improve operational performance.
Our consulting engineers have a widespread proficient in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) , Refrigeration, Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Engineering, Lighting, BMS and Controls. ETS can provide:
- Technical specialists
- Chartered Engineers
- Chartered Energy Engineers
- Chartered Energy Managers
- CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants
- CIBSE TM44 Air-conditioning Inspectors
- Legionnella specialists
- Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVP)
Step 1 - Building Services Assessment
Our consultants will complete an initial site visit to review the serviceability, maintainability and condition of the plant equipment and controls. Critical areas covered include plant defects, energy saving opportunities, 5-year plant replacement strategies and advice, energy conservation measures, an asset list of plant equipment.
Step 2 - Implementation
We will then talk through the most appropriate course of action and present impartial recommendations to ensure compliance, energy efficiency, plant longevity is maintained and provide technical specification. ETS can also deliver contract tendering, contractor performance auditing, technical specifications, utility procurement and project management.
Step 3 - Continual Improvements
aM&T reporting is available through our Technical Energy Centre for energy conservation, monitoring and verification of project success. In addition, we can undertake bill validation and provide accurate recharge data to managing agents for multi-tenanted-buildings using bespoke energy monitoring and analytical software.
- Asset Management
- M&E Consultancy
- Energy Efficiency Assessments
- Planned Preventative Maintenance Audits
- Contract Tendering
- Technical Advice and Specification
- Compliance risk mitigation
- Project Management
- Dilapidation Surveys
- Building Services Reports
improved energy efficiency and carbon footprint
compliance risk mitigation
improved utility billing and recharge
better control on contractor performance
improved comfort conditions
reduced capital expenditure
increased plant efficiency and life expectancy