Our Market Approach:
Prescribing Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) without understanding the constraints and operational
requirements of the system delivers failed projects. At Hunton Services we engineer every approach to ensure that the outcomes are measurable and sustainable for the operational life of the project. Understanding the analytics and constraints specific to that application reduces the Total Cost of Ownership.
Our Total Cost of Ownership methodology includes maintenance and system longevity, in-depth calculations, operational savings, and an 8760 hour energy usage analysis. Additionally, key performance indicators such as occupant productivity and market perception can also be articulated.
Benefits of Total Cost of Ownership Analysis:
Hunton Services’ financial and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis combines proprietary software with over 30 years of real world experience working with both low cost and capital expenditure projects. While the risk of incorrectly implementing a low cost, solution would appear to be minimal, system reliability and building integrity can be compromised by a well-meaning but under qualified implementer.
A capital project also involves much more than the initial first cost of the equipment. In the case of a watercooled chiller purchase, less than 5% of the life-cycle cost of the chiller is the first cost. Without a life-cycle cost analysis, you risk letting the 5% decide for the 95%.
Our Integrated Systems Approach:
Before we recommend an EEM, whether an operational change or a capital project, we spend the time to study the possible unintended consequences of the change.
For example: It may be obvious to many that a lighting retrofit can have a noticeable impact to the cooling requirements of a building. What is less understood is that as buildings continue to improve their design they reduce the outdoor environment’s impact on the sensible cooling load of a building. Simply controlling the temperature in the space no longer guarantees occupant comfort. Spaces may feel humid at previously comfortable temperatures encouraging the space temperature to be lowered to remove the moisture. As many building operators know, this can have the unintended consequence of space heaters being installed under desks – possibly resulting in more energy usage than before the retrofit! Our team of professionals knows how to avoid this trap and maximize comfort while minimizing energy usage.
Furthermore, we look to utilize technologies provided in one system to improve another. Many modern LED lighting fixtures have occupancy sensors built into them. We can integrate these with the HVAC BAS for operational and efficiency improvements.
Hunton Services utilizes DOE approved and analytics driven software to identify retrofit opportunities and improve building systems to achieve maximum efficiency, including:
• Understanding the goals and budget of our customer
• Providing a road map to get from the status quo to the end goal