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    Facilities Health Consulting, Quality Assurance, Management, and Additional Products and Services

    Rising energy costs, more stringent energy codes, carbon emission reduction commitments, energy reporting ordinances, and other drivers are making energy efficiency a critical consideration in the design, renovation, and operation of buildings.  Project and building management teams need analysis and guidance to optimize their approach and focus on the most cost-effective strategies to cut energy costs and reduce carbon emissions. Intertek through OMNIA Partners helps clients meet their energy and carbon goals as follows:

    • Energy simulations allow for the evaluation and comparison of potential energy efficiency measures to optimize the performance of the design within budget constraints. Intertek provides design phase energy modeling for high-performance buildings, including those seeking certification under frameworks such as LEED and the Living Building Challenge.
    • Energy codes are becoming progressively more stringent, but also adding performance-based compliance paths that provide design flexibility. Intertek is well versed in current and pending energy codes across the United States. We can guide the selection of the most advantageous energy code compliance path and provide energy modeling and other assistance to demonstrate code compliance of project.
    • Existing buildings present significant opportunities for improved energy performance. Intertek performs energy audits to identify energy efficiency improvements, analyzes the potential savings and assists you to prioritize and implement the most effective measures. Our audits also look for opportunities to improve indoor air quality and occupant comfort.
    • When a property is ready for HVAC system replacement, façade improvements, or other repurposing/repositioning modifications, this is a perfect time to execute a deep energy retrofit. These deep retrofits achieve more substantial energy savings that are also more cost effective than incremental or piecemeal energy upgrades. Intertek’s team of energy and building enclosure experts can guide you in planning and executing deep energy retrofits.

    High Performance Building Consulting & Certification Management

    • Intertek’s accredited professionals assist with all forms of LEED certification, including LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C), Core and Shell (CS), Interior Design and Construction (ID+C), and Operation and Maintenance (O+M).
    • The Living Building Challenge sets a high bar for sustainable building, including zero net energy and zero net water. Intertek can guide your project to attain this exemplary achievement.
    • Passive House certification requires high-performance building enclosures to achieve super-efficient buildings with superior indoor air quality. The standard applies to all buildings from single-family homes to high-rise commercial buildings. Intertek’s energy and building enclosure experts lead project teams to achieve Passive House certifications.

    Climate Risk & Resilience Assessment & Consulting

    • Property condition assessments, for commercial real estate transaction due diligence, and for public and corporate facilities capital planning, can include resilience, climate risk, and energy considerations. Intertek’s multi-disciplinary team supports clients with comprehensive property condition assessments with resilience and risk reduction in mind.
    • Whether for a campus, portfolio of buildings, or a single critical facility, resilient building guidelines and standards are an important guide for new construction and capital improvement planning. Intertek develops high-performance, resilient building guidelines, standards, and owner project requirements (OPR) documents, and provides consultation for their implementation.
    • Intertek’s building science experts provide inspection, analysis, and guidance to increase resilience in capital improvements, retrofits, and repairs.

    Building Enclosure Commissioning

    • Design review of drawings and specifications to apply our expertise gained from field inspection and testing to avoid building enclosure issues prior to construction.
    • The trained eyes of Intertek’s building scientists can spot installation issues and ensure correction of waterproofing and other enclosure components with construction observation and inspection.
    • Intertek experienced field-testing crew performs field and mock-up performance verification testing including window and curtainwall water testing and whole building air barrier testing.
    • For both routine maintenance and urgent repairs, Intertek performs existing building enclosure inspections and guides repair and replacement projects.
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