FINANCIAL JUSTIFICATION & CLEAR DESIGN MAKING
How do you decide which are the most cost effective energy improvements? What is the best use of your funds?
Our recommendations focus on objective metrics so you can make a smart, data based decision. Cost effectiveness can be measured according to cost of ownership, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), return on investment (ROI), and other client-selected metrics. We rarely consider the "payback period" to be a reliable metric since it doesn't account for the effects of financing, tax breaks, etc.
GOOD DESIGN EQUALS BETTER COMFORT
Would you like to avoid cold spots, hot spots, and stuffy rooms?
Our full design and distribution of heating, cooling, and fresh air yields a more comfortable indoor environment, with even and consistent temperatures.
THIRD PARTY RECOMMENDATIONS
Are you wondering if a vendor really has your best interests in mind? Which particular system is the best option for you?
As an objective third party, you can rest assured that systems we recommend will meet Client objectives. We have no conflicts of interest since we neither sell products or systems nor have financial interest in the implementation of our recommendations. Our goal is a satisfied Client and a home or building that achieves the Client's objectives. We can also relieve you of the burden of signing off on an HVAC installation by sending our engineer to conduct HVAC quality assurance inspections during construction.
WHOLE BUILDING SYSTEM DESIGN INCLUDING RENEWABLE ENERGY
Do you need an overall strategy for the entire building? Will systems all work together properly?
We will approach your project from a true whole building perspective and provide a comprehensive strategy for the building envelope, heating, cooling, ventilation, and domestic hot water systems, appliances, lighting, energy production, and more.
FULL ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS AND DETAILED DRAWINGS FOR GUIDANCE
Is your installer using his own 'design', no design at all, or perhaps antiquated rules of thumb?
We perform whole-building and room-by-room load calculations, specify and size equipment, then complete the distribution system sizing and layout on electronic drawings. We utilize the nationally accepted Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Guidelines with complete calculations using Manuals J, S, D, plus hydronic calculations.
RIGHT SIZED EQUIPMENT REDUCES COSTS AND INCREASES PERFORMANCE
Is the system about to be installed the right size? Is the installer incentivized to sell/install a bigger system than needed?
Improper HVAC sizing and layout can lead to humidity and mold problems and short-cycling, which leads to inefficient system operation and shorter equipment lifespans. We right-size and design the systems to avoid these problems, ensure the best performance, and reduce the costs associated with installing a bigger system than is needed.
Are you looking for a more environmentally sensitive solution than traditional fossil fuel systems?
We offer alternative choices that can either reduce or completely eliminate fossil fuel use on your site. Potential targets can be to reduce or offset your carbon footprint, create a fossil fuel free site, or incorporate renewable energy systems to partially or completely off-set annual energy consumption (zero net energy).