PCD Engineering Named A Denver Business Journal 2018 ‘FAST 50’ Company!

PCD Engineering is excited to be recognized as a 2018 Denver Business Journal ‘Fast 50’ company! Fast 50 rankings are based on the percentage growth for fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017; this award comes on the heels of our ninth year of recognition as Mercury 100 Fastest-Growing Private Company. The Denver Business Journal will honor these 50 metro-area companies …

Spec Boxes – Who Knew?

By Dave Olson, PE, FASHRAE, LEED AP – PCD Engineering Throughout my career I have conducted HVAC and plumbing design for many new and remodel projects, on virtually every sort of building type imaginable. When I am doing a re-adaptation of an existing building the first step for me is to conduct a thorough survey, focusing on HVAC, plumbing and …

Construction Cost Savings Through Performance Path Energy Code Compliance

By Jacob Goodman, LEED AP – PCD Engineering 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 …

Building Tune-Ups

By Peter D’Antonio, PE, LEED AP, CEM – PCD Engineering Building tune-ups (aka recommissioning) 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 …

Building Performance Tracking Through Energy Analytics

By Peter D’Antonio, PE, LEED AP, CEM – PCD Engineering 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 …