Despite reaching up to 20% of a building’s total construction cost, the true big cost of an HVAC system comes during the building operation. When you are the one picking up the utility tab, it is crucial to select the right mechanical system that helps you meet your design objectives while achieving the lowest operational […]
PlanningThe first phase of any project is planning. That’s why a well spent effort in the planning phase ensures smooth sailing through the subsequent phases. As you set the goals and requirements for your project, it is the best time to consider all the possible design options before going down a certain path. Our streamlined planning solutions offer you the best set of tools to help evaluate the opportunities and explore the possibilities early enough in the process to avoid undertaking expensive re-design.
Renewable energy technologies like photovoltaic, wind turbines, solar thermal, geothermal, and biomass among others, are well known by many. However the question is always which technology is best for your project and your goals, is there more than one option, and where do you start. We always start with an initial screening process that reviews […]
When you’re seeking the best system for your project, the answer is not always straight forward, and picking the alternative with the highest efficiency or lowest capital cost is often not the ideal solution. Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is a tool used to determine the most cost-effective option among different competing alternatives to accomplish […]
Whether it’s a house, a building, a campus, or a city block, every project starts with planning and rough objectives. At this stage we usually capture the client’s vision and goals, and through a series of workshops, brainstorming sessions, and back and forth discussions, we establish a general path and guidelines to accomplish this vision. […]
If you embark on your Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) journey with a strong stance in “Energy”, you will have greater potential for succeeding and reaching higher certification levels. With more than 30% of the overall credit points attainable under the energy performance of the building, it is the most rewarding aspect of […]