Our approach now is to use the BuildingAdvice process starting with benchmarking the energy performance of the building, followed by an initial energy assessment to identify the immediate low- and no-cost improvements that could be made.
Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) September 30, 2009
AirAdvice, a developer of innovative technologies to monitor and assess building performance, has introduced the Energy Savings Assessment as part of the suite of reporting capabilities of its industry-leading BuildingAdvice™ program. The product improvement, accompanied by the launch of a complete program for marketing, selling, and delivering energy services in commercial buildings, will be showcased at upcoming tradeshows for the commercial contracting industry, including this week's Commercial Contracting Roundtable in New Orleans.
Intended to focus on reducing operating costs in buildings, BuildingAdvice's new Energy Savings Assessment will offer service providers such as mechanical service contractors, energy consultants, and real estate management companies the ability to quickly provide sophisticated energy assessments for their customers. The new Energy Savings Assessments will include descriptions of low-cost and no-cost actions for improving energy efficiency in buildings. For owners and managers of commercial buildings, advice like this is invaluable. Given today's cost-cutting environment in commercial real estate, the release of a program focused on immediate cost savings could not come at a better time.
Jeff Souza, Vice President of Operations for EMCOR Facilities Services sees the potential impact that the new program will have on energy services. "The BuildingAdvice program offers our companies a relatively easy way to differentiate our service offering by focusing on energy - something that's top of mind with all our customers today. It reframes the sales discussion from, 'How much do I have to spend to maintain my equipment?' to 'How much money can you save me?'," says Souza.
With an emphasis on the cost-savings potential of building services, AirAdvice has developed the concept of an Energy Service Agreement to replace the standard preventive maintenance agreement. The idea is to incorporate basic energy services into regular maintenance so as to consistently drive toward improved efficiency and lower energy costs. Frank Johnson, President of Robertson-Morrison, Inc of Ann Arbor, MI, plans to integrate energy into their service agreement business. He says, "Our approach now is to use the BuildingAdvice process starting with benchmarking the energy performance of the building, followed by an initial energy assessment to identify the immediate low- and no-cost improvements that could be made."
As more commercial building owners look for ways to reduce operating expenses, energy costs, which on average represent 21 percent of the overall building operating costs, will be looked to as a prime target. Technology like BuildingAdvice that helps those who own, operate, and service commercial buildings to find low-cost and no-cost ways to reduce energy spending, will become increasingly important tools of the trade.
AirAdvice is a leader in diagnostic technology and programs that enable service providers to improve the energy efficiency and mechanical systems operations of their customers' commercial buildings. The company's commercial platform, BuildingAdvice, enables HVAC professionals, energy consultants, and engineers to use automated building energy assessments to strengthen service agreements and to deliver cost savings for their clients through energy efficiency. For more information, visit the BuildingAdvice website.
Kevin Skurski, Director of Marketing
Marion Margiotta, PR Senior Account Manager