Spec Box – 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 at PCD Engineering, the first step for me is to conduct a thorough survey, focusing on …

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Construction Cost Savings Through Performance Path Energy Code Compliance

By Jacob Goodman, LEED AP – PCD Engineering Building energy code compliance is 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 …

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 …