Every Building Can Be Green
Common perception is that higher building performance is all about technology, retrofitting and capital expenditure. But the new reality is that management and operational excellence are at the heart of energy and environmental performance. New approaches to building management, direction of external resources, and developing internal capabilities are needed to make every building the best it can be.
We do it your way. Enerlife provides the customized services you need to move your green agenda forward. The key to success is alignment of top-down commitment with bottom-up strategies. We help bring your policies, processes and people together under the common goal of high performance in individual buildings, and across portfolios.
Energy advisory services
We are expert, trusted advisors to executive teams in creation of vision, goals, policies and business cases for energy and environmental improvement. Our unique methodology reliably quantifies savings potential for large building portfolios, while directing strategy to make each individual building the best it can be.
From strategic advice on getting started, to figuring out what to do when an energy project isn’t delivering the savings, our advisory services help you evaluate your options and opportunities, develop your strategy, tackle the challenges, and get recognition for your results.
Our knowledge and success are grounded in our online Green Building Performance System, one of the largest dynamic building performance databases in North America. Tracking real building performance for hundreds of buildings over multiple years has taught us what works and what doesn’t. Our clients and partners benefit from this massive body of practical experience.
Project development and implementation
Our data-driven Performance-Based Conservation methodology uses benchmarking and target-setting to identify operational and retrofit projects that achieve real, deep energy savings measurable at the meter. We develop and implement the interrelated projects and operational improvements required to deliver the targeted savings. Achieving and maintaining high performance buildings is a team activity, so we work closely with your building management and operators, engineers-of-record, service contractors and building automation provider to ensure the best possible outcomes. In-depth measurement, testing and trend logging zero in on specific measures, and then verify that the improvements are working correctly. Repairs, replacement and right-sizing of malfunctioning equipment, re-balancing systems, and re-programming controls work together to achieve exceptional standards of efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
Building performance optimization
Getting to high performance, and staying there, requires ongoing attention. Enerlife’s building optimization service keeps everyone engaged with regular performance reporting, and seasonal team meetings to review performance trends, corrective actions and new technology. We start with a building-specific plan based on real data, and work with you to align operator training and service contracts with required performance outcomes. We support maintenance management and capital budgeting so that energy and water efficiency considerations are fully integrated into the ongoing management of the building.
Beyond energy efficiency, Enerlife works with building owners and managers to help develop and articulate vision, goals and guiding principles for building-specific and corporate sustainability. We support implementation through energy and environmental policies and initiatives, tenant engagement strategies, sustainability manuals and design standards. We help you achieve exceptional levels of performance and certification under LEED for Existing Buildings, Energy Star, REALpac Benchmarking and BOMA BESt.