Energy analysis is the core service provided by Encompass Energy. Utilizing eQUEST and/or EnergyPlus along with a variety of supplemental tools and techniques, design options can be tested and optimized to determine the most energy efficient and cost effective building design. Beginning at the concept phase and carrying through to construction and operation, energy analysis services can assist the design team with:
- Building massing
- Envelope optimization including insulation, glazing, and shading
- Lighting systems
- HVAC system selection and controls optimization
Encompass Energy collaborates with project teams to design and implement optimized and integrated building systems which respond to the surrounding environment. Environmental design services are integrated with energy analysis services to assist project teams through all phases of design to deliver the highest performing and most practical building solutions.
Encompass Energy can assist your team with calculating energy and costs savings for :
- LEED Certification
- Federal Tax Credit deductions (EPAct 179D)
- Utility Incentive Programs (e.g. New Jersey P4P, Ontario HPNC, NYSERDA)
- Building permit applications
Existing Buildings and Operations
Existing buildings have a huge potential for reducing utility costs, energy consumption, and carbon emissions. Energy assessments and energy audits are an opportunity to identify potential improvements in existing building systems and operations. Encompass Energy has experience with commercial, institutional, residential, and transportation buildings and will provide expert advice on energy efficiency improvements and operational changes to reduce energy costs.