Commercial Buildings

Commercial Buildings

EOS improves tenant comfort, improves environmental performance and drives down costs.

In the US alone there are approximately 5.6 million commercial buildings.  Reports estimate that 30% of energy in these buildings is used inefficiently or unnecessarily, in addition to being a significant source of greenhouse gas. Real estate firms commonly own commercial buildings and lease to tenants, including traditional work spaces but may also include retail shops and restaurants, all of whom who have a variety of needs. The competition to retain tenants is fierce; lower costs, better comfort and more sustainable environments are key to retention. Smart building certifications like LEED and BOMA Best are driving complex designs with more active components. To be more sustainable, commercial buildings need a new operating approach that is superior to traditional, manual facilities management techniques.

EOS makes set-point changes to the building systems, improving tenant comfort, environmental performance and driving down costs. EOS masters the challenge of optimizing energy efficiency while considering varied, sometime contradictory, tenant comfort conditions and occupancy schedules, utility rate information and weather information. EOS looks ahead and determines the most energy efficient way to manage spaces in a building from day-to-day, season-to-season. EOS makes changes to set points in the building systems as often as every five minutes to ensure occupants are comfortable at minimum energy cost. EOS tends to the control panel so building staff can be engaging with tenants or performing other high-value functions.

EOS contributes to smart, sustainable building certification. Whether you’re pursuing a certification, maintaining an existing certification or simply following best practices, EOS can help. EOS can deliver on several items associated with attaining or maintaining certification:

  • Ongoing commissioning (3 points).
  • Optimize energy performance (up to 20 points).
  • Advanced energy metering (2 points).
  • Demand response (3 points).
  • Cooling tower water use (up to 2 points).
  • Thermal comfort (1 point).

SHIFT’s team deploys EOS in a systematic manner, with direct involvement from building operations staff. We work together as one project team. Knowing the energy cost and carbon footprint improvement of the EOS system is crucial. Our team of Professional Engineers (P.Eng), Certified Energy Managers (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVP) use measurement and verification tools and procedures from IPMVP – the international standard for measurement and verification. This keeps you informed about the greenhouse gases avoided and money saved.

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