Construction Cost Savings Through Performance Path Energy Code Compliance

Building energy codes are becoming increasing stringent, putting Energy Code compliance front and center in the minds of the design and construction team when embarking on a building project. Meeting the prescriptive requirements of the local energy code can become a costly headache without thoughtful, early planning. While all buildings must meet the mandatory provisions of an energy code, the …

Building Tune-Ups

Building tune-ups are opportunities that address the trifecta of bottom line improvements for an organization: increased asset value, increased productivity, and reduced maintenance and operating expenses. Building air quality and thermal comfort have been shown to significantly impact occupant and staff productivity. Couple that with the fact that over $1.50 per square foot is spent on energy in a typical …

Building Performance Tracking Through Energy Analytics

Tracking the performance of your facility investment is no different than any other asset. It is part of sound operations process, it can identify improvements, verify performance and insure savings persist over time. Improving building performance continues as one of the highest return, lowest risk investment opportunities and helps commercial real estate organizations reduce operating expenses, increase property asset value, …

Commissioning – New Buildings

Commissioning Delivers A Building That Works Building commissioning consists of systematically documenting that specified components and systems have been designed, installed and started up properly, and then functionally tested to verify and document proper operation through all modes and conditions.  Our commissioning process assures peak building performance. Numerous studies have shown that commissioning can reduce energy consumption up to 20 percent. By ensuring …

Recommissioning – Existing Buildings

Recommissioning Restores Comfort and Efficiency As a building ages, non-operational control strategies, faulty equipment, and deferred maintenance may result in system inefficiencies that are not readily noticeable. As a result, you may be paying more in energy costs than necessary and experiencing comfort issues. Recommissioning existing buildings helps to restore the original intended operating performance. If your facility has not …

Forensic Engineering / Expert Witness

Our team of engineers, building scientists, and consultants have decades of experience with technologies in the HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Electrical fields. Our accomplished experts provide the scientific clarification and big-picture perspective needed to help guide legal teams. We provide services for all phases of dispute resolution, from initial site investigation and documentation to courtroom testimony. Specific services include:

Forensic Engineering / Expert Witness

The right expert can offer a powerful advantage during litigation. Our team of engineers, building scientists, and consultants have decades of experience with technologies in the HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Electrical fields. Our building systems experts provide the scientific clarification and big-picture perspective needed to help guide legal teams. We provide services for all phases of dispute resolution, from initial …

Professional Planning & Consulting

Third-party review provides for varied perspectives and reduced errors, omissions and project change orders. PCD Engineering provides project development assistance to customers who are considering undertaking a new construction, facility improvement, or energy conservation projects. We also work with engineering and design firms and energy service companies who desire third-party review. We provide the following project planning, development, and review …