AirAdvice, a developer of innovative technologies to monitor and assess building performance, has introduced the Energy Savings Assessment as part of the suite of reporting capabilities of its industry-leading BuildingAdvice™ program.
BuildingAdvice’s new Energy Savings Assessment focuses on reducing building operating costs. It offers service providers such as mechanical service contractors, energy consultants, and real estate management companies the ability to quickly provide sophisticated energy assessments for their customers. The new Energy Savings Assessments will include descriptions of low-cost and no-cost actions for improving energy efficiency in buildings.
Jeff Souza, Vice President of Operations for EMCOR Facilities Services sees the potential impact that the new program will have on energy services. “The BuildingAdvice program offers our companies a relatively easy way to differentiate our service offering by focusing on energy – something that’s top of mind with all our customers today. It reframes the sales discussion from, ‘How much do I have to spend to maintain my equipment?’ to ‘How much money can you save me?’,” says Souza.
With an emphasis on the cost-savings potential of building services, AirAdvice has developed the concept of an Energy Service Agreement to replace the standard preventive maintenance agreement. The idea is to incorporate basic energy services into regular maintenance so as to consistently drive toward improved efficiency and lower energy costs.
Frank Johnson, President of Robertson-Morrison, Inc of Ann Arbor, MI, plans to integrate energy into the company's service agreement business.
“Our approach now is to use the BuildingAdvice process starting with benchmarking the energy performance of the building, followed by an initial energy assessment to identify the immediate low- and no-cost improvements that could be made,” Johnson says.