Capitol Area East End Complex Recognized
The Capitol Area East End Complex was recognized with the Green Building Award at the recent 2008 Green California Leadership Awards in April. Selected from more than 80 entries, the Department of General Services received the award in Sacramento from the Governor’s Climate Change Action Bureau for its Department of Health Services Building. The four-building complex also earned a Gold rating from the USGBC for "green" building operations and maintenance practices. Enovity provided consultative services to DGS on the energy efficiency features and assisted in providing commissioning oversight. The East End project Block 225 was awarded a LEED-EB Gold Certification, becoming the first government campus certified by the USGBC.
Enovity Sponsors National Conference on Building Commissioning
Enovity was a sponsor of the 2008 National Conference on Building Commissioning and sent six speakers to the event in April. Greg Cunningham and Randy Despain spoke on “A Utility-Sponsored Incentive Program for Monitoring-Based Commissioning of Existing Buildings Using FDD Toolsets.” Jonathan Soper and Tim Fackler spoke on “Controls Integration and the Path to More Efficient Buildings.” Vivek Mittal contributed to the session on the “Evolution of Commissioning within a School District: Provider and Owner/Operator's Perspectives,” and Timothy Chin presented “Establishing a Team Environment in New Building Commissioning.”
Enovity’s San Francisco Federal Building Commissioning Work Highlighted
Enovity’s commissioning work the new San Francisco Federal Building was highlighted in the February 2008 edition of Greensource magazine.
Enovity to Operate and Maintain the new downtown San Francisco Federal Building
Enovity has been awarded the Operations and Maintenance Contract for the New Downtown San Francisco Federal Building. Enovity is now mobilizing to provide management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment, with planning, scheduling, and coordination of maintenance and repair (OM&R) of the structure, equipment and systems for this innovative 600,000 square foot building features extensive use of natural ventilation and natural lighting. The building’s exterior skin consists of a glazing system that incorporates computer-engineered “glass chimneys” that modulate the amount of natural ventilation across the office tower floors according to space temperature, outside air temperature, wind speed, wind direction and other environmental factors. The building also incorporates extensive use of daylighting to reduce electric lighting. Fully conditioned areas include both underfloor and overhead VAV air distribution systems served by chilled water from a plant within the facility and with steam from the downtown San Francisco district system. Enovity expects to soon integrate the building into the GEMnet Region 9 network and is now completing building systems commissioning for GSA at the building.
Our Growing Team
Enovity welcomes Ms. Rachel Christenson to Enovity’s San Francisco corporate office in Downtown San Francisco. Rachel is now assisting in the management of Enovity’s three PG&E-funded energy efficiency rebate programs. She was most recently a Project Coordinator for the Portland Energy Conservation Inc. where she coordinated the start-up and implementation of the three major large-scale cutting edge California Commercial Retro-commissioning Programs. She has a B.A. in architecture and a Masters Degree in International Management.
Enovity to Commission SCIF’s Vacaville Campus
Enovity has been awarded the contract to commission the State Compensation Insurance Fund’s (SCIF) new office building campus in Vacaville, California. The project incorporates three buildings totaling nearly 300,000 square feet and includes a 21,000 square foot data center.
Enovity to Provide On-Call Energy Engineering Services to Harrah’s Entertainment
Enovity has been awarded a contract with Harrah’s Entertainment to provide on-call energy engineering services. The firm is now providing measurement and verification of energy savings for a chiller and heat exchanger upgrade at Harrah’s Atlantic City casino and for an extensive air handler upgrade project at the Showboat Hotel and Casino, also in Atlantic City.
Enovity and PG&E to Launch First Utility-Sponsored, Persistence-Focused Retrocommissioning program
PG&E has selected Enovity as a Retro-commissioning Provider for its new 2007 Retro-commissioning Program. Enovity will provide comprehensive retro-commissioning investigation and implementation services, customer follow-up and training, identification of eligible energy efficiency measures, development of measurement and verification plans, and documentation guidelines for recommended measures for the Program.
The State of Arizona has awarded Enovity a one-year on-call contract for energy engineering services at its State facilities. Services include energy conservation audits, evaluation of energy efficiency opportunities, and design assistance for retrofit and new construction projects.
Enovity Enters Into a 2 Year Contract With the California Department of Corrections
Enovity has been awarded a two-year contract with the California Department of Corrections to provide Engineering Support Services as necessary to estimate, design and engineer energy conservation measures for existing California Adult Correctional Institutions and/or Juvenile Justice Facilities throughout the State.
Enovity has been awarded two (2) three-year contracts with the Southern California Edison Company to provide on-call technical support and design assistance to assist Edison and its customers with the development and implementation of Savings By Design energy efficiency measures for new construction projects. Services will include design analysis support, energy modeling, and economic analysis. Under a separate three-year contract, Enovity will provide operational support for Edison’s Savings By Design Program in the areas of training, education and outreach development and implementation; marketing and promotion; program design and analysis support; and technical applications for customer-driven initiatives.
Enovity Finds Opportunity in the Southwest
In the Southwest Region, Enovity has been awarded a contact with APS Energy Services Company, Inc. to provide on-call site energy audits, identification of energy efficiency opportunities, and energy and cost analysis for customer facilities.
Also in the Southwest Region, Enovity is now working with Tuscon Electric Power to evaluate the impact of various energy efficiency improvements to its long-running and successful TEP Guarantee Home Program. The Guarantee program rewards innovative practices for improved health and safety, comfort, durability and energy efficiency in new residential construction. Using the latest information on building science, TEP has developed construction requirements that each home must meet to qualify. Enovity is helping TEP ensure that its Program is compliant with new building energy standards that include the International Energy Conservation Code and the Energy Star Rating System. Services include research, analysis and computer energy simulation for the five model homes in the Program.
Arizona Office Signs Two Year Contract
Enovity has been awarded a two-year contract with Maricopa County (Phoenix, Arizona) for on-call energy engineering and facility management services in support of its various conservation initiatives. Services include energy and sustainable design assistance, energy modeling, energy auditing, utility planning and design, building commissioning, building automation services, feasibility studies, and life cycle costs assessments.
Enovity Completes Federal Facility Maintenance Guide
Enovity has completed a Region 9 Supplement to the Federal GSA Facility Maintenance Guides. The Maintenance Guide project updated the existing guide with current maintenance practices and included equipment that is now widely used, but was not part of the existing version of the Guide.
Enovity Welcomes New Talent
Enovity welcomes Mr. Tim Chin, CEM to Enovity’s growing staff and announces the opening of its new office in the Southern California (Irvine). Mr. Chin brings more than 10 years of experience in technical sales, business development, building controls, and energy project management throughout Southern California. Tim has specialized experience in Invensys, Siemens, Automatic Logic and Johnson Controls.
Enovity welcomes engineers Kunal Desai, Xiang (Tim) Huang, and Kyle Marsh to its San Francisco offices. These three talented engineers bring a variety of experience in building evaluations, operations and maintenance, HVAC design and construction management.
Enovity Launches Boiler Program
Enovity launches its new $5 million customer-focused Boiler Efficiency Incentive Program. Enovity developed this program to target energy savings for large gas-fired commercial boilers for PG&E’s ratepayer-funded energy efficiency portfolio. Enovity will perform free detailed site evaluations of existing boilers and offers cash incentives for customers who implement recommended energy efficiency retrofits. For more information on this program, visit Enovity’s main web page and follow the link to this Program’s web pages.
New Program Targets Leased Facilities
Enovity launches a new Incentive Program targeted to energy efficiency opportunities for State of California leased facilities. Enovity developed this program to target energy savings for commercial buildings and tenant space leased by the State’s Department of General Services (DGS) for PG&E’s ratepayer-funded energy efficiency portfolio. Enovity will perform site energy audits and economic evaluations of State-leased facilities and will provide cash incentives for project implementation. For more information on this program, visit Enovity’s main web page and follow the link to this Program’s web pages.
Enovity Takes the LEED at Las Positas
Enovity has been contracted to provide LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning for two new campus buildings at the Las Positas Community College in Dublin. Scope of work includes the 55,000 square foot College Center for the Arts and the 23,000 square foot Child Development Center. The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is pursuing a rating of LEED Certified, Silver or Gold for all its new construction projects as an integral part of its Measure B Bond Program.
Enovity to Expand Federal Building Maintenance Network
Enovity has been awarded a contract to expand the GSA Federal Region 9 Government Energy and Maintenance Network (GEMnet). GEMnet facilitates the management of more than 20 million square feet of federally-owned and leased space in GSA’s Region 9. GEMnet is an integrated web-enabled suite of software tools that includes a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), called Maxweb that efficiently manages O&M work orders and allows remote monitoring of control systems. Maxweb reduces operational costs by improving energy efficiency and reducing peak demand.
Enovity to Provide Sustainable Consulting Services
Enovity has begun work on Southern California Edison’s Sustainable Communities Program. Together with the prime contractor, KEMA Enovity is providing strategic sustainable consulting services that include energy technology assistance, energy modeling, and support for commissioning activities on new large complex mixed-use developments in SCE’s territory.
Tim Fackler Joins the Enovity Team
Enovity welcomes Tim Fackler as Senior Controls Engineer. Mr. Fackler brings more than 20 years of diverse energy and controls project experience to Enovity that includes expert capabilities in Siemens control systems applications. Tim will focus his efforts on controls integrations, monitoring-based persistence commissioning, retro-commissioning, controls troubleshooting, and measurement and verification work.
Enovity Launches New Commissioning Program
Enovity launches its 2006-2008 Monitoring-Based Persistence Commissioning (MBPCx) Program for Existing Buildings. Enovity designed and is now implementing the incentive-based MBPCx program for PG&E’s 2006-2008 Energy Efficiency Resource Program Portfolio. The program targets more than 4 million square feet in PG&E’s territory and will provide owner incentives for installation and utilization of fault diagnostic and detection (FDD) software that will allow for continuous monitoring of building energy and operational performance in large commercial buildings.
Enovity Expands to the Pacific Northwest
Enovity announces the opening of its new office in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) and welcomes David Guthrie as Senior Controls Engineer. Mr. Guthrie has more than 20 years of controls industry experience and has been working with Enovity over the past ten years while formerly with Alerton, Delta and EMS Support Services.
SMUD Signs with Enovity
Enovity is awarded a contract with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to provide support for its Savings By Design New Construction Incentive Program. Work begins on a new mixed-use development project in Sacramento that will be constructed in 2007.
Enovity to Provide Retrocommissioning Services
Enovity is selected to provide retro-commissioning services for the State of California 2006-2007 Retro-commissioning Facilities Program. Enovity will retro-commissioning 1.16 million square feet at sites that include the Department of Health Services Richmond Laboratory, the California High Patrol Training Academy in West Sacramento, the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, and the San Quentin State Prison in San Rafael.
Enovity Welcomes Robert Rodriquez
Enovity welcomes Robert Rodriguez as Senior Controls Technician. Mr. Rodriguez brings more than 15 years of diverse energy and controls project experience to Enovity, including expertise in Delta controls. Robert will focus his efforts on new construction commissioning, retro-commissioning, controls troubleshooting, energy studies and measurement and verification work.
Enovity Enrolls in Campus Commissioning
Enovity has been contracted by the Folsom Cordova Unified School District to commission four new school FCUSD campuses. These include Vista Del Lago High School, Russell Ranch Elementary School, White Rock Elementary School, and Cordova Lane Elementary School.
Enovity On Board with Southwest Airlines
Enovity has also been awarded a contract with Southwest Airlines to commission their new office tenant improvements that are part of the Oakland International Airport Terminal Expansion Project.
Phoenix Office Welcomes Project Manager
Enovity welcomes Randy Despain as Project Manager. Mr. Despain joins Eric Koeppel in our Arizona office and comes to Enovity with a prior history of professional work with Greg Cunningham and Jonathan Soper at a former company. Mr. Despain brings more than 10 years of energy project management and implementation experience to Enovity.
Enovity Unveils New Federal Building
NCBC in San Francisco is a huge success. As one of the major sponsors at the recent National Conference on Building Commissioning, held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on April 19-21, Enovity helped conference organizer PECI manage the site tours featuring two Enovity commissioning projects in San Francisco. Enovity, together with Federal GSA Region 9 Energy Manager Mark Levi and Morphosis Architects project architect Tim Christ, presented the new 600,000 square foot GSA San Francisco Downtown Federal Building in a two-hour presentation and walking tour. The new facility is still under construction at 7th & Mission Streets. Enovity is the Commissioning Authority for this project and has developed a Measurement and Verification (M&V) Plan for the LEED E&A credit. Enovity also assisted the Marriott Corp in showing off the results of its retro-commissioning and measure implementation at the 1.4 million square foot San Francisco Moscone Hotel at 4th and Mission Streets.
Also at the conference, Enovity Principal Jonathan Soper presented a paper entitled Continuous Commissioning Through an Operations and Maintenance Contract that described Enovity’s on-going work in operations and maintenance, continuous commissioning, energy planning, and energy project implementation at the Phillip Burton Federal Building. He also participated in a panel discussion related to Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Retro-Commissioning. Enovity Principal Greg Cunningham moderated a conference session that highlighted recent work in Monitoring-Based Commissioning at UC and CSU Campuses. Enovity was also an exhibitor at the conference.
Enovity Sponsors National Conference
Enovity announced that it will sponsor the upcoming National Conference on Building Commissioning, to be held at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Principal Jonathan Soper, P.E. will present on Ongoing Commissioning performed at the Phillip Burton Federal Building, where Enovity is contracted to the Federal GSA to provide Operation and Maintenance O&M Services. The conference will also feature site tours of two San Francisco facilities that Enovity has been commissioning: the first is the New GSA Downtown San Francisco Federal Office Building, and the second is the Marriott Hotel where Enovity recently completed both the Retro-Commissioning Plan and self-performed the implementation of recommended measures.
Big Name in Hotels Hires Enovity
The Marriott Hotel Corporation has hired Enovity to manage the implementation contract for HVAC, lighting and control improvements at its Marriott Courtyard hotel in San Francisco. The improvements include those recommended by Enovity as part of its retro-commissioning work for the California Statewide Building Tune-up Program (BTU).
Fuel Cell Feasibility Study Completed By Enovity
Enovity completed a feasibility study for a fuel cell distributed co-generation installation at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland. Only fuel cell technologies were considered for the prime generation of electricity. The evaluation examined the engineering feasibility for fuel cell technologies and considers issues such as alternative technologies, equipment efficiencies, installed cost, space requirements, fuel costs, and environmental impacts.
SMUD Awards Enovity Retrocommissioning Contract
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has awarded Enovity the contract to provide retro-commissioning services for its own SMUD Customer Services Center in Sacramento. The ten-year-old Customer Services Center was a state-of-the-art facility when it was originally built in 1995. Enovity engineers will also assist SMUD with the commissioning documentation requirements for the LEED Existing Building certification.
Enovity Sponsors Conference on Building Commissioning
Enovity will sponsor the 2006 National Conference on Building Commissioning to be held in San Francisco at the Fairmont Hotel on April 19-21, 2006. Enovity Principal Jonathan Soper, P.E. will be presenting a paper on recent Enovity Continuous Commissioning projects for the Federal Government. Also, two Enovity commissioning projects will be the venues for the Conference site tours. The first site tour will be at the new GSA Federal Office Building at 7th and Mission that Enovity is currently commissioning, and the second site tour will be at the San Francisco downtown Marriott Hotel, where Enovity recently completed both the retro-commissioning report and self-performed the turn-key implementation of all recommended measures.
Enovity to be LEED Commissioning Group
Enovity has been hired to provide LEED Enhanced Commissioning services for the new David Brower Conference Center and Office Building. The new 42,000 square foot building in Berkeley is being designed with a goal of LEED Platinum and features innovative HVAC systems, natural lighting and state-of-the-art controls.
Expanded Lighting Contract for Enovity
Enovity has been contracted with PG&E to expand its work for the lighting technology demonstration program for portable classroom. Enovity will provide implementation support, commissioning, and user training for ten new lighting demonstration sites in California.
New Office for Enovity in Phoenix
Enovity announces the opening of its new office in Phoenix, Arizona and welcomes Eric Koeppel, P.E. as Enovity Technical Manager to head up the office. Mr. Koeppel has more than 10 years of experience in the energy industry, including six years of prior work with Enovity Principals Greg Cunningham and Jonathan Soper.
Marriott Hotel Corporation Hires Enovity
The Marriott Hotel Corporation has hired Enovity to manage the implementation contract for HVAC, lighting and control improvements at its downtown San Francisco hotel. The improvements include those recommended by Enovity as part of its retro-commissioning work for the California Statewide Building Tune-up Program (BTU).
Enovity Welcomes New Controls Engineer
Enovity also welcomes Ahmed Abdelkader as Controls Engineer. Mr. Abdelkader comes to Enovity from Boston where he was focused on design, installation and commissioning of controls for medical and commercial buildings. He is an expert on Automated Logic Control (ALC) building automation systems.
UC Santa Cruz Commissions Enovity
The University of California at Santa Cruz has hired Enovity to provide Monitoring-based Commissioning (MBCx) of its Fackler Condenser Water Plant at the campus. Enovity is working with campus energy and facility operations staff to optimize the performance of central plant equipment and controls, with the goal to ensure sustainable long-term energy savings and operational improvements.
Project Manager Hired to Support New Construction Commissioning
Enovity welcomes Maia Speer, P.E. as Commissioning Project Manager. Ms. Speer brings nineteen year of experience in engineering that includes design and construction services including building commissioning. Maia now manages new construction commissioning projects for Enovity.
Principal Joins Advisory Board
Enovity principal Greg Cunningham has accepted a post on the Advisory Board to the California Commissioning Collaborative.
School District Hires Enovity
Enovity has been contracted by the Folsom Cordova Unified School District to commission its Cordova High School campus and the new Navigator Elementary School Campus. The Cordova High Campus project features an extensive renovation of HVAC and control systems that serves twelve (12) existing campus buildings totaling 129,000 square feet. The new $13.8 Million 42,000 square foot Navigator Elementary Campus features HVAC and building automation systems (BAS) that serve seven (7) school buildings. Navigator campus construction is scheduled for completion on May 9, 2006.
Commissioning Authority Contract Awarded to Enovity
Enovity has been awarded the Commissioning Authority contract for the County of Alameda Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro. This new facility, designed as a LEED Silver building under a Hensel Phelps design-build contract, is 320,000 square feet and features a new central plant and innovative controls. Enovity’s commissioning work will encompass HVAC and electrical systems, lighting systems and controls, fire/life safety system, security and telecomm. Enovity worked with the County of Alameda during early design phases to establish an energy efficiency target of thirty percent superior to the California Title 24 Energy Standards. Enovity is also completing an energy feasibility study focused on the potential for LEED Existing Building certifications for PG&E owned and operated facilities. This work includes site surveys, Energy Star benchmarking, and cost analyses for nine PG&E sites.
BAS Re-commissioning Completed at Five Federal Buildings
Enovity has completed the building automation systems (BAS) re-commissioning and BAS re-programming at five GSA Federal buildings located throughout the Western U.S. GSA facilities include the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix, the Lloyd George Federal Office building in Las Vegas, and the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco. This work focused on the control optimization of HVAC systems and central plant equipment.
Enovity Begins Energy Efficiency Work at Elementary School
Enovity has begun work on the new 80,000 square foot Rosa Park Elementary School in Corona to identify energy efficiency options and monetary incentives under the Savings By Design New Construction Program sponsored by Southern California Edison (SCE).
Enovity Hired to Commission Library and Classroom
The Marin Academy has hired Enovity to provide commissioning of its new Library and Classroom buildings at its San Rafael campus. The two new campus buildings total about 30,000 square feet and will be completed in two phases, with opening of the first building to coincide with the Fall 2006 academic year.
PG&E Retains Enovity for Energy Assessments in the High-Tech Industry
Enovity has been retained by PG&E to perform energy assessments of new construction projects and major retrofits in the high-tech industry. Project work includes design assistance, energy modeling and specialized energy research for cleanrooms, data centers, and medical laboratories. Enovity has begun work on a project for Qualcomm and a new building at the Watsonville Municipal Wastewater facility.
On Campus Commissioning Contract for Enovity
The U.C. Office of the President has qualified Enovity to provide Commissioning Services at buildings throughout the University's ten California's Campuses. The U.C.'s Monitoring-Based Commissioning Program (MBCx) involves the installation and operation of whole building metering and energy management, control, and monitoring systems to diagnose building performance and to develop retro-commissioning plans and procedures to optimize energy performance of campus buildings and systems. Campus buildings that may participate in this program include administrative and office buildings, classroom buildings and lecture halls, dormitories, laboratories, libraries, sporting facilities, theaters and performance halls, food service and cafeterias, and central plants.
GSA Goes Green
Enovity has been retained as the GSA's Commissioning Agent for the New Federal Government Office and Courthouse in downtown San Francisco. Designed by Morphosis architects, the building was conceived as a viable addition to the GSA's expanding portfolio of buildings developed using sustainable principles. The innovative 600,000 square foot building will utilize natural ventilation to cool the mid-rise tower floors; heating and air conditioning systems are being installed only on the first five floors of the building. According to energy modeling performed by Enovity principal Greg Cunningham, the building will use about 405 less energy than required by state energy codes. Enovity is now underway on commissioning services for HVAC systems, electrical generators and emergency power systems, power monitoring systems, lighting systems and lighting controls, and building automation systems. This building is expected to achieve a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certification.
Lighting and Controls Systems Have Bright Futures in Portable Classrooms
Enovity is hired by PG&E to assist in the design and implementation of state-of-the-art lighting and control systems for portable classrooms under its innovative technologies demonstration program. Enovity is responsible for design and approvals, technology procurement, quality control, installation oversight, and monitoring of energy savings for lighting fixtures and multi-scene dimming and control systems developed by Finelite in Union City, California.
SCE, Enovity to Work Together
Southern California Edison Company hired Enovity to provide expert energy design assistance and computer modeling for its Savings By Design Program for 2005. The Savings By Design Program is a statewide energy savings-based cash incentive program that is targeted to new commercial building construction throughout the territories of California's investor-owned utilities (IOU). Incentives are available for buildings that exceed California's stringent energy standards by at least 10%. Enovity will support SCE's efforts by assisting architects, engineers and owners in the design, modeling and life cycle cost evaluation of state-of-the-art alternatives for envelope, lighting, daylighting, and HVAC equipment in their new buildings.
Enovity Launches Energy Audits at Greenfield School District
Enovity launches an energy audit at four schools in the Greenfield School District for PG&E. As part of its on-going work in the educational sector, Enovity will perform site surveys and energy and cost analyses for the District's 200,000 square feet of campus facilities and administrative headquarters. For the PG&E Commercial Buildings Audit Program, Enovity recently completed surveys of two Schwab office buildings and three Hyatt Hotels in San Francisco, and the SamTrans administrative headquarters in San Mateo.
Enovity Principals Approved as Commissioning Providers
Enovity principals and senior engineer approved as Commissioning Providers (CxP) for the San Diego Retro-Commissioning Program. Jonathan Soper, P.E., Greg Cunningham, AIA, and Edy Friedman, P.E. were selected as qualified retro-commissioning providers for this new program targeted to buildings larger than 250,000 square feet in San Diego. Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) administered this program that is expected to save up to 6 million kWh and 780 kW in more than 3 million square feet of commercial space before the end of 2005.
Million Dollar Project Awarded to Enovity
San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) announced an award to Enovity for the 2004-2005 SDG&E Customer Energy Savings Bid Program. The more than 1 Million dollar construction project involves major HVAC and lighting retrofits at four GSA Federal sites that are expected to result in significant and sustainable electricity (kWh), electric demand (kW) savings, and natural gas (therms) savings. Project incentives of nearly 200,000 dollars have been set aside by SDG&E for the project. San Diego area project sites include the Federal Courthouse and Office Building, the Federal Bankruptcy Courthouse, and San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Border Stations. Enovity services as Project Sponsor, on behalf of the GSA and SDG&E, include project administration, Measurement and Verification (M&V), assistance to the GSA with developing construction bid documents, and administration of project implementation activities.
Enovity Upgrades Federal Building
Enovity completed the electrical systems upgrade of one of the 12.5 kV substations at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco. The project involved a detailed concept design, development of an RFP package for a Design/Build turnkey contract, and construction administration and construction inspection of the work performed by the electrical sub-contractor. Under a separate contract, Enovity also recently completed an air balance on eleven of the tenant floors (over half of the building).
Enovity Begins Work with CPUC Building Tune-Up Program
Enovity begins retro-commissioning activities under the 2004-2005 California (CPUC) Statewide Building Tune-up Program. Buildings for which Enovity will be providing retro-commissioning (RCx) services include the Phillip Burton Federal Courthouse and Office Building, the U.S. Geological Survey building, 50 United Nations Plaza, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and three Bay Area Marriott hotels. RCx services include initial scoping surveys, RCx Plan development, detailed facility audits, end-use energy monitoring, engineering analyses, systems troubleshooting, controls re-programming, performance specifications, and project implementation assistance. Enovity may self-perform some of the work for recommended measures at some facilities.
Enovity to Act as GSA Advisor
Enovity is hired to assist GSA in providing electricity procurement for Region 9 Direct Access electricity accounts. The scope of work involves identifying candidate power firms and providing assistance in evaluating power bids. Enovity and its specialty subcontractor will act as advisor to GSA during the contract execution process.
Seven Additional Projects Added to Enovity Energy Audit Program Contract
Enovity expands its work for PG&E under its 2004 Commercial, Industrial, School Energy Audit Program with the inclusion of 7 additional project sites, including the Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt Hotels; the Marriott Fisherman's Wharf Hotel; the Kashiwa Fudosan America Office Complex; the Charles Schwab Offices at 211 Main Street, and the SAMTRANS headquarters in San Carlos. To date, Enovity has surveyed approximately 5 million square feet of commercial/industrial/school buildings for PG&E and the work is being used to support monetary customer incentives under the SPC, Critical Peak Pricing Initiative and Express Efficiency incentive programs.
Enovity Wins Federal Building Operations and Maintenance Contract
GSA Federal Procurement awards Enovity with a full operation, maintenance and minor repair contract (one year renewable with 4-year options) for the 1.4 million square foot Phillip Burton Federal building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. Enovity has been providing OM&R services at the building since August 2003 under an interim contract.
Scope of Work Expanded for Enovity at Oakland Airport
Enovity’s Commissioning scope is expanded at the Oakland International Airport Terminal Expansion Project to include the new 88,000 square foot Customer Services Building. Enovity will provide comprehensive services to support the USGBC’s LEED Green Building Certification for the project that will include LEED Additional Commissioning, development of a Measurement and Verification Plan, and advising on energy performance.
Project Manager Joins the Enovity Team
Enovity welcomes Mr. Edy Friedman, P.E. who has recently joined Enovity as Senior Engineer/Project Manager. Mr. Friedman brings more than fifteen years of professional experience in design, construction and operation of HVAC systems and automated building controls. Recently arrived from Illinois where he was Senior Project Manager for a subsidiary of the Exelon Corporation, Edy will provide technical management of key engineering design, commissioning, BAS troubleshooting and construction management projects. He received his BSME in 1988, Cum Laude, from the Israel Institute of Technology and is a member of ASHRAE.
Enovity to Build on Recent PG&E Successes
Pacific Gas & Electric Company awards a new contract to Enovity, Inc. to provide facility energy audits for commercial, industrial, schools and agricultural sites. This contract allows Enovity to expand its auditing services throughout the PG&E service territory, and build on its recent successes on behalf of PG&E at Butte Community College and for the ChemTrace corporation.
Success for USGBC International LEED Pilot Program
Enovity completes the commissioning for the Wild Goose Restaurant in Tahoe City, CA. The commissioning effort, on behalf of the developer East West Partners, was undertaken in support of the U.S. Green Building Councils (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The project is the first in USGBCs Interiors LEED Pilot program. Commissioning focused on HVAC, domestic hot water and lighting systems.
Enovity Conducts PG&E Facility Evaluation
Enovity begins a facility evaluation of the three large PG&E-owned and operated facilities in downtown San Francisco. The three sites total more than 1.4 million square feet over 56 floors of office and support spaces. The evaluation is intended to identify and troubleshoot chronic problems; identify and evaluate energy and operational improvements, their capital costs and constructability issues; will identify on-going maintenance issues; will determine if the HVAC equipment is properly sized; and will create a monitoring plan for project follow-up.
Enovity to Complete State-of-the Art Lab Facility
Enovity is hired to complete a facility audit of ChemTrace, a state-of-the-art commercial laboratory facility in Fremont, CA. This work is sponsored by PG&E's 2003 Commercial/Industrial/Schools Audit Program. The purpose of the audit is to identify potential energy and operations savings and to evaluate their energy economics using on-site monitoring, computer modeling and other analysis techniques.
Alternative HVAC System to Be Evaluated at Community Corporation
Enovity is hired by the Community Corporation of Santa Monica to evaluate alternative HVAC and domestic hot water systems and to perform energy modeling and life cycle cost analysis for the Broadway 1424 project. The new 41-unit affordable housing development is designed by Pugh, Scarpa, Kodama Architects, an architectural firm currently featured in the September 2003 issue of Architectural Record.
Expanding Roles for Enovity
Enovity's role at the Phillip Burton Federal Building is further expanded to include full building operations and facility maintenance of all HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems on a 24/7 basis. Enovity's O&M staff in the in 1.4 million square feet downtown San Francisco building now requires 14 engineers and building specialists in two shifts.
Enovity's role in the development of the RFP Bridging Documents for the County of Alamedas new 400,000 square foot San Leandro Juvenile Justice Complex is expanded to include development of Commissioning and Energy Performance Specifications. Enovity’s interoperable building automation system (BAS) guideline specification for the County is also being adopted for this new project.
Enovity to Undertake Energy Audit at Community College
Enovity undertakes energy auditing of the Butte Community College Campus in Oroville, CA and a 475,000 square foot office building in downtown San Francisco. The purpose of this work, sponsored by PG&E's 2003 Commercial/Industrial/ Schools Audit Program, is to identify potential energy and operations savings at these sites and to evaluate their energy economics using on-site monitoring, computer modeling and other analysis techniques.
Enovity Retrocommissioning Services Continue at Five Federal Buildings
Enovity continues retro-commissioning of building automation systems (BAS) at five Region 9 Federal facilities for the U.S. General Services Administration. This effort involves re-tuning the building controls, verifying correct sequences of operation of equipment, re-programming new energy-savings control strategies, and monitoring and trending of facility energy use.
Enovity Selected as Commissioning Agent for $252 Million Project
Enovity is selected as the Commissioning Agent for the Oakland International Airport Terminal Expansion Project. The $252 M project, the first phase of the Port of Oakland’s $1.4B expansion, includes a 108,000 square foot extension to Terminal 2, renovation of the existing terminal, and new central plant. Enovity’s commissioning efforts, scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2006, are in support of a Port of Oakland initiative to certify the project under the U.S. Green Building Councils LEED program.
PG&E Contracts Enovity to Audit Fourteen of Its Facilities
Enovity's facility evaluations of PG&E-owned and operated facilities are expanded to fourteen Northern California sites, including Salinas, Merced, Auburn, Madera, Fresno, Colma, Redding and Red Bluff. These audits are intended to determine if the HVAC equipment is properly sized, to assess the condition of HVAC equipment and troubleshoot chronic problems, identify on-going maintenance issues, create a monitoring plan for project follow-up, and to recommend projects based on energy and operations savings, capital costs and constructability issues.
Christian Academy to Receive Energy and Design Assistance from Enovity
Enovity is hired by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to provide energy and sustainable design assistance for the new proposed building additions to the Alma Heights Christian Academy Campus in Pacifica under the Savings By Design Energy Performance Incentive Program. Energy and sustainable strategies being considered are high performance windows, daylighting, efficient lighting and controls, natural ventilation, radiant floor heating and an efficient domestic hot water system.
Enovity to Conduct Distributed Generation Study at Waster Management Facility
Enovity is hired by the Waste Management Authority of Alameda County to study the feasibility of installing distributed generation at the County Administration Building and Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Courthouse. Technologies being considered are gas reciprocating engines, gas turbines, micro-turbines and fuel cells. The evaluation will examine heat recovery options, space considerations, parallel electrical connections to the utility grid, potential restrictions imposed by the Air Quality Management District (AQMD), energy cost savings and life cycle cost (LCC) analysis for each feasible option.
Commissioning Services to be Provided to Hall of Justice
Enovity is hired by the County of Alameda to provide Building Commissioning for the new East County Hall of Justice facility (200,000 square feet) in Dublin, California. Enovity is providing energy planning, sustainable design initiatives, performance modeling, bridging documents support, and construction phase commissioning for the project.
Enovity to Continue Work on 1.4 Million Sq.Ft Complex
Enovity is hired by the California Department of General Services (DGS) to continue work on the Capitol Area East End Complex (5 buildings, 1.4 million square feet) that Enovity principal Greg Cunningham, AIA first began in 1998. Enovity is providing review of the energy performance modeling prepared by the design/build contractors that demonstrates that the project achieves the goal of 30% superior to California’s Title 24 Building Energy Standards. Enovity is also overseeing the commissioning of the VAV boxes installed at four of the buildings.
Enovity Awarded Federal Building O&M Contract
Enovity is hired to assist the General Services Administration (GSA) in Region 9 in providing operation and maintenance services for the largest federal office building west of the Mississippi, the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, (1.4 million square feet). Enovity is providing HVAC and electrical systems troubleshooting, operations support, maintenance and strategy planning.
Enovity Provides Building Tune-up at Office Building
Enovity is hired by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to provide Retro-Commissioning (retro-Cx) for the mid-rise Class A office building at 501 J Street in downtown Sacramento. Enovity is providing a building tune-up focused on the facility’s building automation system (BAS) that is expected to save up to 10% of the energy use in the facility.
Comfort Systems Hired Enovity for New Visitors Center in San Francisco
Enovity is hired by Comfort Systems USA, Inc. to provide energy and sustainable design assistance for the new proposed Sutro Visitors Center at Lands End in San Francisco, under Pacific Gas Electric Company’s Savings By Design Energy Performance Incentive Program. Enovity completes the project in October, 2002 with a report that includes a conceptual design incorporating high performance windows, daylighting, a living roof, efficient lighting and controls, natural ventilation, radiant floor heating and efficient domestic hot water system. These measures combine to save nearly 30% compared to California’s Title 24 Building Energy Standards.