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How Can Building Engineers and Facility Managers Ensure More Sustainable Operations?

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In the meantime, here’s a look at how building engineers and facility managers can work together to accomplish a brighter future for everyone involved!

Saving money on energy can be a tricky prospect. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to achieve this goal. Of course, concentrating on gaining LEED certification is a major step forward in this regard. That said, such a process takes time. The windows don’t open up for long, and the deadlines often end before you can prepare your team and assets to meet the requirements. In the meantime, here’s a look at how building engineers and facility managers can work together to accomplish a brighter future for everyone involved! 

Electrical Engineering Approaches 

Highly-experienced electrical engineers can improve your building’s energy efficiency. One of the ways they do that is by being more selective about the tools and installation techniques they use. Energy-efficient lighting systems, equitable power distribution systems, and optimizing natural light levels are key components of making this happen. By upgrading to LED lighting, facility managers are making one of the most cost-effective decisions under their purview. LED lights are particularly useful for illuminating the exterior of your commercial property. This is mainly due to how such bulbs last longer. Besides, with daylight dimming controls, you can minimize how much energy they use until after nightfall.  

Mechanical Engineering Strategies 

Mechanical engineering strategies (such as HVAC retrofitting) can pay major dividends in terms of the return on investment they yield. Highly-optimized HVAC setups are equipped with powerful ventilation systems. Such systems strike the delicate balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide. Various building code requirements must be followed; as such, work with mechanical engineers who stay on top of the latest rules and regulations. The industry changes all of the time, and industry guidelines can be hard to follow. 

The Value of Direct HVAC Controls

Even so, the implementation of direct HVAC unit controls represents a quick and easy way to attain long-term sustainability. Using these controls lets you dictate how much heating and cooling needs to cycle during business hours and how much should be cycling when the building is empty. Calibrating comfortable temperatures for summer and winter goes hand-in-hand with this procedure. And one of the biggest reasons to hire top-tier building engineers is that they can help you determine the amount of outside air that should be infused into your building based on how many people are inside.   

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