Possess the ability to lower overall operating costs, but provide the opportunity for contractors and design teams to create work environments that are more productive, pleasant, and attractive for employees and customers. Insurers also take note and offer reduced premiums for green buildings.
Provides not only a sound return on investment, but significant tax credits, utility incentives, and government grants. An onsite resource conservation manager might also be provided by utilities depending on the size of the building(s), organization, and account.
HVAC and lighting are peak energy users, but motors, computer infrastructure, life safety, and security all factor into bottom line costs. The interaction of data between such systems can also greatly impact savings.
An entirely dark building via full coverage occupancy sensors is innovative, but a simple T5 lamp retrofit will garner most of the energy savings. Properly choosing when to utilize newer technology or stick with proven methods will determine your return on investment.
Complete building analysis
Water use and cost estimates
ENERGY STAR Scoring
LEED daylight credit potential
Shadows and reflections