In recent years, the combination of rising energy costs and growing emphasis on sustainable buildings has placed owners and operators of commercial properties under pressure to improve the performance of their facilities in order to control operating costs.
For this reason the effective management of a buildings’ HVAC system, which is often the largest contributor to energy consumption in most commercial properties, has never been more important.
At Trilogy we provide a total service solution designed to manage your operating costs through a two-pronged strategy of asset lifecycle management and energy audits. This approach will provide you with a consolidated picture of where your facility is positioned and also identify practicable improvements that can be undertaken to save on operating costs.
Asset Lifecycle Management
We can evaluate and analyze your new and existing assets to determine what is working, what isn’t and how much the effect is on the system. Our multi-parameter approach to asset lifecycle management takes the following into consideration:
- Remaining useful life
- Extendable life
- Replacement value
- Business impact from failure
- Original equipment manufacturer’s maintenance specifications
- Run to fail lifespan and cost avoidance
After our initial assessment, we can then develop a tactical program that combines technical and financial management techniques to provide you with the information you need to make decisions on whether it is better to replace rather than repair an asset that is nearing the end of its lifecycle. This will ensure that you can keep your system running in optimal condition while maintain an acceptable indoor environment for your occupants.
Our energy audits involve a comprehensive evaluation of the actual performance of the equipment and systems in your building and comparing it against the designed performance level of the asset or the industry best practice. The gap between observed performance and designed performance highlights the opportunity for energy and cost savings.
As part of the energy audit we will develop a series of energy conservation measures (ECMs) as part of our tailored energy efficiency program for you. We will also qualify how much savings potential there are for each of these measures and the costs associated with implementing them, giving you the data you need to make an informed decision.