Philadelphia-area HVAC construction, service, and energy services firm Burns Mechanical has launched of a new suite of consulting services for its commercial clients called Building Performance Services. The energy benchmarking, operations cost saving, energy monitoring services and full energy auditing capability will provide a measurable, provable return on investment (ROI) in conjunction with maintenance contracts.

savings tracker dashboard“Approximately 30% of a building’s controllable operating costs are related to energy use, a larger portion than any other area of its operating costs,” said Matt Rafferty, general manager of Burns’ service division. “For clients who are willing to invest just a bit more into their maintenance contract, our Building Performance Services will give them the energy intelligence to take control of those costs and improve their bottom line significantly,” said Rafferty.

The services result in a lowering of operating costs and increasing of asset values through optimal HVAC performance. A quantifiable ROI will allow a facility owner to self-fund mechanical maintenance projects through known, predictable energy savings.

“What’s important to our clients is what’s important to us,” said president Dan Kerr. “In Philadelphia energy benchmarking is required, and our clients take the process very seriously,” Kerr said. “Higher and public educators, hospital systems, and private businesses are creating healthy, energy efficient spaces – it’s where this city and this industry want to go, and we’re positioned to help make it happen.”

Specific benefits of Burns’ Building Performance Services include:

  •     Quantification of energy waste
  •     Identification and implementation of low/no cost savings
  •     Identification of control issues
  •     Creation of energy model and financial justification for retrofit projects