An energy audit is often the first step in making your building more efficient. An audit can help you assess how much energy your building uses and evaluate what measures you can take to improve efficiency.
An energy model is a simulation based on building design, envelope, orientation, weather, schedules, controls, and energy-using systems to project comparative energy consumption and costs.
Using energy modeling, Viridian can prioritize energy efficiency measures by first cost, rate of return, and environmental impact. With the clients input, an implementation plan can be developed that addresses the triple bottom line: Profit, People, and Planet. Viridian gives the upfront engineering support to define savings, quantify project costs and develop plans for implementation.
Viridian Energy Models conform to all requirements of:
- USGBC / LEED Rating System
- U.S. Department of Energy
- ASHRAE 90.1
- Energy Policy Act 2005
MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION
The Measurement & Verification process includes establishing the potential of a project’s efficiency measures to save energy and then verifies that the expected results associated with these upgrades are achieved. Viridian can evaluate with specificity where and how energy is used and provide information that reassures our customers get the results they expect from investing in energy efficiency.
Viridian’s Measurement & Verification process utilizes the industry standard protocol of the IPMVP (International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol) Our M&V process also meets all the requirements of USGBC LEED Energy and Atmosphere Credit 5.
M & V Basic Process:
- Determine IPMVP Option and Set Goals
- Gather Baseline Energy Data and Record
- Design Energy Saving Program
- Prepare Measurement and Verification Plan
- Issue Design Specifications for M&V Plan
- Commission M&V equipment
- Gather energy use data as defined in the M&V Plan
- Compute and Report Savings