Automation Consulting Services
After evaluating operations of hundreds of buildings, we determined that most operational issues are introduced during the design and construction phase. Since it’s difficult to fix built-in operational issues, they persist for many years, wasting energy, maintenance resources, and reducing equipment life.
In 2018 IDS introduced the Smart Building Assurance Program™ (SBAP) designed with the sole purpose of assuring that building operations are consistent with design intent by the end of warranty, and maintain proper operations indefinitely.
Design intent is not just EUI; it’s far more. Our definition includes verifying comfort, airflows by space, zone and floor, ventilation that follows ASHRAE guidelines and not more than required, room pressurizations, and proper operations across all modes and states. Maintenance personnel should have very little work maintaining new buildings and seldom should there be broken equipment, particularly in the first five years.
Our SBAP services span four phases of the building life cycle: Design, Construction, Warranty, and Ongoing Monitoring, and are coupled with IDS’ energy management and analytic platform EnergyWitness™.