Analysis and Recommendations – During this step, KMB engineers meet with the key stakeholders in order to discuss the needs of their system. We then analyze historical energy use of the system, perform a detailed survey of the electrical and mechanical systems within the building, and conduct a facility energy analysis to identify short term and long term energy savings improvement opportunities. The final output of this step is a comprehensive recommendations report that details the proposed path forward.
Utility Procurement Services – KMB develops a client-specific energy supply strategy that includes pricing options and risk management associated with obtaining power and natural gas from independent suppliers. The goal of this step is to develop a program that will financially benefit our client through a more effective means of energy procurement.
Engineering Solutions – KMB uses its extensive engineering experience to design modifications to existing systems or add additional systems that will reduce energy usage and costs to operate the facility. The following are some examples of KMB’s engineering solutions:
- Lighting Retro-fits
- Energy Control Systems
- HVAC Improvements
- Combined Heat and Power Generation
- Backup System Design
- Demand Response
Renewable Energy - When desire meets opportunity, the result is action! With unprecedented incentives for renewable energy now available – in the form of federal grants, state rebates, tax credits, and tradable renewable energy credits – what had long been viewed as a “nice to have” for those that could accept long ROI periods is now an extremely viable option for many.
With experience in many solar projects, and knowledge of wind and geothermal as well, KMB is positioned to support our clients throughout the process for renewable energy design and installation.
Construction Services – As licensed contractors, KMB provides construction and project management services in order to fully install and commission our designed energy solutions. This provides our clients with a comprehensive offering that reduces their overall cost, shortens construction cycles, and allows KMB to maintain a high level of quality throughout the process.
Monitoring Services – This key step in the overall enhanced energy process is comprised of establishing baseline energy consumption and then ongoing monitoring services to validate the benefits of the engineered solutions. This validation process provides our clients with real-time data justifying their energy decisions, identifying operational issues, and enabling them to make educated decisions going forward.
Energy Modeling Services – Determining a building’s energy use is not always an intuitive process for even the most seasoned engineers and industry professionals. In our drive to reduce energy usage for clients, KMB utilizes Energy Modeling (via Carrier’s Hourly Analysis Program version 4.40, whose results are accepted by the U.S. Green Building Council for its LEED rating system) as a vital design tool and has therefore integrated Energy Modeling into our service offerings. Energy Modeling is a powerful tool not only necessary to earn LEED certification, but more importantly, to assist the project team in accurately evaluating energy reduction strategies that maximize both energy and cost efficiency and minimize the impact on the environment.