M. Dennis Knight is a certified BEMP (Building Energy Modeling Professional) and chair of the annual ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference. The key to a cost effective high performance building is to simulate the energy consumption early in the design phase in order to make adjustments to reduce costs over the life cycle of the building. WBS provides a variety of energy analysis and modeling services based on client needs including whole building simulation and life cycle cost analysis. We use both commercially available and proprietary software tools.
Some of the software tools and analysis methods we employ:
- Trane Trace 700
- EPA Portfolio Manager and Target Finder
- ASHRAE BeQ
- Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Microsoft Excel
EPA Portfolio Manager
WBS provides full portfolio energy analysis to help clients understand energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for a single building or a large portfolio of buildings. Services including benchmarking past performance, analyzing current performance, assistance in setting performance criteria, and developing and prioritizing energy efficiency plans to meet those criteria. We will make recommendations for energy conservations measures and work with you to prioritize those measures to result in the best energy use and cost savings within your budget. WBS can oversee the implementation of the energy conservation measures and provide performance updates as required.
EPA Energy Star Label Certification
Using EPA Portfolio Manager, WBS can assist you in analyzing the energy usage of your existing building or portfolio of buildings to see if you are eligible for Energy Star certification. WBS can assist in the certification by conducting a site visit, verifying compliance with the program and submitting stamped paperwork to the EPA.