Getting the Last 10%

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Anyone involved in construction projects has at least one war story about completing the last 10 percent of a challenging project. The last 10 percent I’m referring to here is the range of tasks or deliverables that can include: punch list work, commissioning issues close-out, as-built documentation, O&M manuals delivery, owner training, post occupancy corrective […]

Lower Operating Costs with bEQ

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SES has added Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) rating to our family of energy and sustainability services. The bEQ rating program was developed by ASHRAE to identify opportunities to lower building operating cost and help make informed decisions to increase value. It is designed to help building owners, building operators, property managers and campus energy managers […]

Canned Routines: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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I recently found myself sitting in a mechanical penthouse being told by the automated temperature controls (ATC) contractor, through the hum of rotating equipment and the incessant whine of variable frequency drives, that yet another sequence was not provided as specified. Instead, we got a canned routine. The ATC submittal reflects the specified custom sequences […]

Reduce Energy Use with Existing Building Commissioning

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Commercial buildings consume more than 60% of the electricity and more than 30% of the total energy used in the United States. Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) reduces energy use and costs. EBCx is a systematic process for investigating, analyzing, optimizing and troubleshooting the performance of building systems. It may include recommendations for capital improvements, but […]