Mechanical Systems Goals

We incorporate innovative energy-saving solutions that drive building energy usage down by an impressive 20%-50% compared to code baseline buildings. These meticulously engineered techniques not only reduce energy consumption but also foster a harmonious and sustainable environment for both the building and its occupants.

Our mechanical system strategies prioritize energy efficiency. Some of the key techniques integrated into our projects include utilizing variable speed drives on system motors, employing solid-state speed controls for optimized performance to match outside air quantities with actual space needs, resulting in substantial energy savings for heating and cooling purposes.

Night purge cycles are employed to leverage cool evening air, pre-cooling the building mass and reducing reliance on mechanical cooling systems. Additionally, we implement oversized economizer systems that facilitate natural ventilation and cooling, especially in higher outdoor air temperatures.

Our strategy involves employing high-efficiency chillers, boilers, and motors alongside control schemes featuring optimum start/stop mechanisms and system supply temperature resets. This comprehensive approach ensures peak efficiency in equipment sizing and operations, effectively reducing energy waste.

Furthermore, we integrate intelligent control schemes that interlink space occupancy sensors with HVAC equipment, optimizing outside air utilization based on occupancy status. Utilizing radiant heat enables lower indoor air temperatures while mitigating heat loss/gain, promoting energy conservation.

We meticulously document expected energy performance and conduct ongoing comparisons with actual performance, ensuring consistent efficiency and optimal operation throughout the building's lifespan.

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