Energy Conservation and Facility Management

SCS Engineers’ commissioning (Cx) and retro-commissioning (RCx) processes uncover conditions which impact the well-being of occupants and the efficient performance of the facility.

SCS’ Cx and RCx services include analyzing the major mechanical systems to identify opportunities for improvement in control strategies, physical conditions, and operational practices. In addition to saving energy, these steps reduce the costs of operating and maintaining a facility while improving occupant comfort and safety.

SCS provides Cx and RCx for healthcare, research, and laboratory facilities, as well as commercial buildings and educational institutions.  We also conduct Cx and RCx operations for Federal, state, and municipal governments.

SCS Engineers Energy Conservation
Hospitals, laboratories and universities often require unique retro-commissioning (RCx) processes in operating rooms, computer labs, and other areas where hazardous materials may be present.

SCS’s staff can identify energy-saving opportunities in a variety of areas, including:

  • Access Controls
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Data Centers
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Emergency Power
  • HVAC/R Systems
  • Life Safety
  • Lighting Controls
  • Plumbing
  • Security Controls
  • Water System

The main objectives of retro-commissioning (RCx) are:

  • Meeting the facility requirements of occupants, owners, and operators
  • Improving occupant comfort and air quality
  • Reducing energy and water consumption and costs
  • Improving resource utilization efficiency
  • Optimizing building automation and control systems
  • Improving building operation and maintenance efficiency
  • Extending building systems life
  • Identifying needed repairs and implementing simple repairs
  • Identifying capital intensive corrective actions

Commissioning (Cx) objectives include:

  • Validating that owner requirements are reflected in the design documents and installed systems
  • Verifying proper installation and performance of building systems
  • Identifying, documenting, and tracking resolution of issues
  • Ensuring occupancy comfort and indoor air quality
  • Ensuring efficient use of energy and resources
  • Minimizing operation and maintenance costs
  • Maximizing the life of the building systems
  • Implementing effective facility management strategies

Industrial Energy Management

Industrial energy management allows industrial manufacturers to leverage engineering analysis to lower operating costs and increase production efficiency.

SCS has conducted hundreds of projects to help companies find solutions to lower their electric, natural gas, liquid propane, and water utility costs. Our industrial energy management experts can identify improvements to a wide variety of processes and systems, targeting our investigations to best suit the needs of the customer.

SCS helps our clients by identifying and addressing the major consumers of energy by performing:

  • Compressed air audits
  • Compressed air leak surveys
  • Energy team training
  • Industrial HVAC/controls assessments
  • Industrial lighting assessments
  • Industrial refrigeration assessments
  • Process equipment energy assessments
  • Process heating assessments
  • Ventilation and indoor air quality resolution plans
  • Waste heat recovery assessments