We pride ourselves in ensuring that the engineering systems and equipment are designed, installed, are performing and will continue to perform to meet the Customer's requirements. ESD has provided commissioning services for numerous projects including LEED certified projects. The Commissioning process can be basic or comprehensive, and can be provided for new or existing buildings. During the commissioning process ESD will lead collaboration with the contractors from the beginning of the construction phase to create a Commissioning Plan document, which includes:
In addition, during the Commissioning Process ESD will:
ESD uses the latest and most advanced 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. BIM is classified into five Levels of Development (LOD), 100 through 500. The range reflects the depth of design; LOD 100 is considered conceptual design while LOD 500 corresponds to detailing as-built conditions. ESD's typical designs reflect an LOD 300 or LOD 400 with the capabilities to design to LOD 500. Primarily working in Revit, we utilize this intuitive engineering tool to allow for complete 3D coordination of all trades during the design phase. Building owners, architects and engineers all have access to a rendered model to see the finished product before construction even begins.
ESD uses building energy modeling software to predict the energy consumption and operating costs of facilities. We use this software to determine the most energy efficient design for a new or renovated facility, to demonstrate compliance with local energy code requirements, to determine energy savings of the building over a baseline building required for LEED projects and to determine energy savings required for EPACT Tax Deductions.
eQUEST is software developed and distributed freely by the Department of Energy and is based on the DOE-2 engine. HAP is a similar program developed by Carrier Corporation. These programs create a three dimensional representation of a building and calculate the annual energy consumption of the total building and each individual end-use (lighting, heating, cooling, etc.). Our team has used this software extensively to develop energy simulation models for our clients since 2008.