Our expert team of consultants, licensed engineers and architects provide comprehensive services in our industry for evaluating, designing and managing the implementation of energy-efficient systems.
Falcon MEP & Energy Services Division offers full-service Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) designs and specifications, inspections, troubleshooting and building commissioning; as well as energy audits and energy feasibility studies. Our energy division has licensed engineers and LEED accredited engineers and architects with experience in evaluating existing systems and design of new energy efficient systems.
We have licensed engineers and architects with experience in evaluating existing energy systems and design of new energy efficient systems to improve your building’s performance. The Falcon Group has LEED Accredited professionals on staff who are familiar with the latest trends and technology in sustainable construction practices.
We are here to help make sure your facility is running efficiently to comply with local laws and save you money each month.
Please contact us directly for more information or to request a proposal: MEP@falconengineering.com
Our MEP & Energy Services include the following:
"Andy, Thank you again for the help with getting an electrical engineer to the Community so quickly. Her efforts and the follow up from your office (and the help of the Contractor) enabled the owners to get back into their units in three and a half days. This is why I continue to say Falcon anytime an opportunity comes up for engineering services." Property Manager
The Falcon Group provides energy audit services to help building owners find ways to reduce their current energy consumption and expenses. An energy audit is a process of determining the types and costs of energy use in a building, evaluating where a building and/or system uses energy and identifying opportunities to reduce energy consumption.
Building owners elect to have an energy audit performed typically when they want to reduce energy consumption and costs, replace equipment or systems who’s costs may be deferred by energy incentive programs, reduce the building’s carbon footprint (i.e. greenhouse gas emissions), and find savings that can be possibly directed to other capital improvement projects.
The energy audit typically focuses on the building’s envelope design (i.e. windows, insulation systems, sealing, etc.), heating, cooling, ventilation systems, lighting and equipment operations.
There are four types of energy audits depending on the needs of the building owner:
The first type of energy audit is the Benchmark Audit, also known as the "Preliminary Energy Use Analysis." This type of audit consists of analyzing the building’s historic utility energy usage, peak demand and cost and develops the Energy Cost Index and Energy Utilization Index to compare against similar buildings to assess the potential for improved energy performance. Further engineering studies and analyses are required to produce significant energy savings. This type of audit typically precedes the following types of energy audits and performed alone will not result in energy savings. It serves as an informational assessment to determine if the building is a good candidate for energy reduction.
The second type of energy audit, called the Level 1 or "Walk-Through Survey," is done in conjunction with the benchmark audit. This identifies no-cost and low-cost measures for improving energy efficiency and a list of capital improvements that merit further consideration. A brief on-site survey is conducted by the energy auditor to identify building systems and equipment that can be improved upon from an energy efficiency standpoint either through repairing, modifying, or replacing. Energy savings calculations are typically minimal for this type of audit and as a result, savings and costs associated with recommended energy reduction measures are approximate.
The third type of energy audit, called the Level 2 Audit or "Energy Survey and Analysis," involves a more detailed building survey and energy analysis than performed in in the Level 1 audit. The Level 2 energy audit breaks down energy end uses within the building, such as lighting energy use, plug load energy use, cooling energy use and heating energy use. This type of audit identifies and provides the savings and cost analysis of all practical energy efficiency measures that meet the building owners’ budget criteria and constraints. Not only can the recommendations result in a list of potential capital improvement recommendations but also suggestions of improving the building’s operation and maintenance procedures that can result in significant energy savings. Recommendations provided in a Level 2 Audit are typically sufficient for most building owners to act upon.
The fourth type of energy audit is the Level 3 Audit or "Investment Grade Energy Audit" which is a detailed analysis of capital intensive modifications to the building. A Level 2 audit is part of the Level 3 audit, however more rigorous calculations and analysis are performed, including building energy modeling simulations to analyze the energy consumption of the existing and a hypothetically altered building over an annual period. The difference in calculated energy consumption is then used to determine the reduction in energy consumption and costs and also used to determine the payback period of different energy efficiency measures. This type of audit provides a very detailed project cost and savings analysis and is typically performed on projects that require an Investment Grade Audit.