OUR SERVICES

Energy Modeling

Energy modeling is all about the numbers.  Energy analysis helps us make sense of the numbers.  We present our customers with clear, thoughtful analysis so they can make informed decisions that save energy.

We provide energy modeling for: 

  • Early-stage conceptual design analysis

  • HVAC system selection, design, and optimization

  • Code compliance analysis

  • Utility incentive program analysis

  • Green building rating system (LEED) analysis

Codes & Standards

Energy codes and standards are primary drivers of realizing energy savings. We provide analysis of new code measures, strategic direction on achieving policy goals, and development of innovative concepts. 

Our team's experience includes:

  • Developing performance-based code compliance approaches and associated technical documentation

  • Developing code compliance software

  • Analyzing measure-based changes to the code and evaluating projected energy savings and cost effectiveness based on large-scale parametric energy simulations

  • Calculating statewide saving projections for code updates as a whole, and at the individual measure level 

  • Managing statewide teams of subject matter experts to contribute to statewide projects

  • Hosting and participating in public workshops to solicit stakeholder feedback 

  • Developing technical reports and white papers
     

Training & Outreach

We provide training on energy modeling and code requirements. We also lead market outreach efforts to bring stakeholders together, share information, and develop market-ready energy-saving approaches. 

Our team's experience includes:

  • Providing energy modeling training to hundreds of practitioners across the state of CA, ranging from novices to experts

  • Developing the curriculum, training content, and example models that serve as the basis for training sessions

  • Delivering training in-person, on-line, or via recorded videos

  • Incorporating attendee feedback to constantly refine the training content

Utility Program Consulting

Utility incentive and efficiency programs are key motivators for market transformation. Our research and analysis provides data to inform program design, measure evaluation, and development of streamlined workflows for performance-based programs

Our team's experience includes:

  • Evaluating whole-building-performance utility incentive programs energy modeling rules, reporting, and workflows

  • Analyzing future code requirements as part of the Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) process. These projects consist of researching new efficiency measures, interviewing relevant stakeholders (manufacturers, design
    professionals, contractors), and performing detailed energy modeling analysis of
    the measure to determine the optimal efficiency levels for new code
    requirements.