Designing a sustainable project is one thing. Making sure it lives up to your energy and cost saving goals is another. At Alpin, our operational efficiency team has one important objective in mind – to ensure your project never underperforms.
All businesses aspire to maximize efficiency, and responsibility for this falls to the company facility manager. Operational efficiency has a lot to do with managing the resources of the facility, whether water, electricity, time, or money, in a way that reduces waste and maximizes output. There are a few ways to go about this, varying by facility type, but the end goal remains the same for all.
Properly maintaining facility systems and equipment goes a long way to increasing overall efficiency; clean and well-maintained equipment just runs better. Preventative maintenance is best practice when it comes to execution, because regular small fixes are more cost-effective than large repairs at an inconvenient time. Moreover, equipment breakdown usually leads to downtime, which is the absolute bane of operational efficiency.
Cutting down on wasteful use of electricity and other utilities is also a major boon to efficiency. This can be achieved a number of ways, but one of the best is through appliances that are designed to be “green,” or do the same work with less energy. These might include motion-controlled light switches, sinks, and other such pieces of equipment. Don’t forget to change behaviour, too; get in the habit of turning off lights when they’re not needed, use an office dishwasher instead of hand washing, etc.
Maximum efficiency is the goal of every facility manager, but it’s easier to achieve than one might think.
We carry out extensive diagnostic testing to evaluate how every single component of your building functions and impacts the entire system. We will first uncover the areas where your construction project may be underperforming or wasting energy, before recommending and implementing measures to fix these issues. As well as improving energy performance, even the most simple changes can result in a more comfortable and complaint free environment for your occupants.
This vital service can identify and improve how your building’s equipment and systems function together and has been proven to save 10-20% off your building’s annual energy costs. We carry out short-term diagnostic monitoring to undercover cost saving opportunities, including:
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From performance data trending to system diagnostics and utility bill analysis, we use the best practice techniques available to quantify and verify the results of energy saving measures. We then compare the estimated savings from our energy model to the actual data we collect to verify and define your project’s true energy savings.
From operational recycling, hazardous material elimination to organic waste management, we have a solution that works for your construction operations.
We take a look at exactly how your project is consuming water and suggest and implement easy fixes – from low flush toilets to low water taps and waterless urinals. The results are instant, without the need for costly investment.
From sustainable cleaning products to the development of integrated pest management plans.
Alpin has partnered with California based Measurabl to bring the world’s foremost building analytics service to the region. Trusted on over 25,000 assets globally by clients in the construction industry such as CBRE Global Investors, Urban Land Institute, Shorenstein and Boston Properties, to name a few.
Sustainability management begins with collecting data. Alpin+Measurabl continually checks for discrepancies and irregularities so your reports are always up to date and investment-grade.
That’s how we can ensure that your construction operations keeps efficient.