Building Energy Modeling (BEM)
This versatile, multipurpose tool can be used for retrofit or new building design, green certification, code compliance, and qualification for tax credits and utility incentives building control. BEM is used in large scale analyses to develop building energy efficiency codes and inform policy decisions. Harris Energy Solutions LLC also offers ResCheck and ComCheck modeling capabilities. The majority of HES experience is within the multifamily sector as well as residential, retail remodel, and multi-use building renovations and new construction projects. HES has performed over 50+ models over the past two years. HES is also a proud participant of the Austin Energy Green Building. HES is in the process of becoming a qualified energy consultant for Austin Energy, pay for performance partner for BPU and NJ Clean energy program, and an ASHRAE BEMP.
Renewable Energy Consulting
With the continuing rise of energy costs in the U.S., renewable energy applications, including solar, wind, and biomass technologies, are the driving market to the commercial, industrial, and residential industries. Utility and State incentives, combined with the federal government’s renewable energy tax credits, make solar PV a viable alternative to creating electricity in most states.
HES’s energy professionals have ten years and over 40 megawatts of experience with renewable energy projects in New Jersey and New York. HES’s certified energy managers offer the following renewable energy consulting services:
- Renewable Energy Feasibility Study
- Prepare RFQ and/or RFP for the implementation of a renewable energy system
- Prepare RFQ and/or RFP for a Power Purchase Agreement for a renewable energy system
- Review proposals and recommend to the client the energy provider(s) who has the resources necessary to implement the renewable energy strategy
- Monitor renewable energy systems on an ongoing basis
To properly take advantage of the restructuring of the electric industry, public and private entities need to create an Energy Master Plan. A facility-wide Energy Master Plan is an essential component of controlling energy costs in the deregulated energy market. The creation of an Energy Master Plan begins with understanding and knowing your facility. HES’s energy efficiency analysis services create a win-win solution on multiple fronts for our clientele. It can save businesses money, increase employee comfort, and protect the environment.
HES provides energy efficiency audit services for a variety of building types and industries. Along with the audit services, staff members are experienced in evaluating existing equipment and building systems and recommending energy efficient alternatives. We are also familiar with a variety of rebate and incentive programs available to the building owner.
Commissioning Services provide building owners with an assurance that what they pay for is exactly what they are getting. As a registered member of the Building Commissioning Association, our Certified Commissioning Agents work to ensure that our clients receive an unbiased, objective view of the building system’s installations, operation, and performance. Our commissioning process will deliver an assurance that the mechanical systems have been installed per the contract documents and operate within the energy efficient performance guidelines set out in the Owners Project Requirements and the Basis of Design.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG)
As a subset of air permitting services, HES also performs evaluations of a facility’s GHG profile. In that profile, all equipment and processes of the facility and its occupants are reviewed, and all sources of GHG are measured and calculated against a baseline year with recommendations on “greener” practices to reduce GHG emissions. Direct emissions are those created onsite, like running a boiler. Indirect GHG emissions are made elsewhere, but on behalf of the facility, such as the emissions created when the electricity used at a facility is generated.