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PTS’ energy assessment service provides energy audits in accordance with ASHRAE procedures for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. An Energy Audit is a survey and analysis of energy use in a building with the purpose of identifying opportunities to reduce the amount of energy consumed without negatively affecting the operations. Completing an assessment with a qualified energy professional is an effective way to identify where energy is wasted and what the excess operational costs are within a facility. Once the assessment is complete, improvement projects can be prioritized within your business plan based upon the recommendations and analysis provided in the report.
PTS’ Energy Assessment Service can include preliminary energy audits, detailed facility-wide energy audits or targeted energy audits where a customer knows a specific portion of the building infrastructure that they want to focus on.
PTS’ Facility Energy Assessment Service serves as a useful tool in the identification, recommendation and implementation phases in the progression of the facility energy project process.
PTS Design & Engineering, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. and is a leading provider of diverse professional technical services. PTS offers full-spectrum support to commercial and industrial clients across multiple markets. Services include consulting, architecture, engineering, construction management, commissioning as well as operations and maintenance.
Energy Audit Overview
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published a reference guide that details what services and information should be provided with an energy audit/assessment. ASHRAE has defined the requirements for three levels of audits: ASHRAE Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
|Type of Audit||Description||Services|
|Level 1||Preliminary Audit and Walk-Through Analysis||
|Level 2||Detailed Energy Audit and Analysis||
|Level 3||Investment Grade Audit||
PTS’ Energy Assessment Service can provide an audit based upon the ASHRAE guidelines defined above. The goal of the survey and report is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the operation of the building systems and energy performance and to identify any improvements that can be made to assist the client in meeting its energy reduction goal.
Here is a list of items that are usually reviewed as part of a PTS Energy Assessment Service:
- Existing drawings and equipment schedules
- Building control and automation system (controlled devices and control loops)
- Spot measurements and/or data logging of temperatures and electrical current
- Building envelope integrity
- Lighting and electrical systems
- Steam and hot water systems
- Chilled water systems
- Compressed air systems
- Domestic hot water systems
Here is a sample chart of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) identified and proposed for client’s consideration. The ECM estimated budget cost and payback is typically used as a means of prioritizing the implementation of the recommendations. Final costs will need to be determined upon selection of ECMs to be implemented and further engineering analysis.
Energy Use Analysis
As an initial step for an energy audit for a building or campus of buildings, PTS recommends performing a preliminary energy-use analysis to compare the Energy Utilization Intensity (EUI) of each building with the national average and to identify both high and low energy performers. EUI is a key metric which expresses the energy consumption per square foot per year for a building. This method of benchmarking is useful in establishing a baseline energy consumption value which can be tracked over time to quantify the results and impact of implementing energy conservation measures. PTS can perform this service using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool. This analysis requires access to energy consumption and cost data for the last 12-36 months. This benchmarking analysis can then be used as a recommendation for which buildings should be audited first and what types of audits should be carried out.
Retro-commissioning is the process of ensuring that the energy systems in an existing building are installed as per the design intentions, functionally tested, and capable of being operated and maintained, according to the owner’s operational needs. RCx is a systematic, documented process which can be combined with a standard energy audit to identify and resolve problems which may have occurred during design or construction, or address problems that have developed throughout the building’s life.
PTS will perform functional testing of the energy using equipment (mechanical, lighting, controls, etc.) to determine system/component conditions and to confirm control sequence of operations for each piece of equipment. Optimizing the system performance of equipment will result in improved occupant comfort, reduced energy usage and increased equipment life. The deliverable for this service is a report identifying all findings, including complex problems requiring further investigation or investment. Additional information provided in the final report includes an equipment life-cycle analysis and financial calculations for return on investment.
- PTS will perform the field site survey and keep all recorded findings and data confidential.
- PTS will deliver a comprehensive Facility Energy Assessment Report to the customer that includes:
- Building and Building System Analysis
- Energy Analysis and Breakdown (including EUI and Energy Star Rating)
- Audit Observations and Functional Testing Results
- Energy Conservation Measure Recommendations
- PTS will conduct a follow-up conference call to review the final report and answer questions
Our primary markets include:
- Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities
- Energy Environmental Programs
- Office / Corporate Headquarters
- Government / Public Facilities
- Financial Services
- Mission-Critical / Data Center
- Sustainable Design
- Hospitality / Hotel
- Historic Retrofit / Renovation
- Resort / Gaming
- Residential Developments
- Retail / Restaurant
- Exhibitions / Recreation
- Architectural Lighting Design
- Special Projects
PTS has an impressive track record for unique architectural and engineering designs. We specialize in all aspects of architectural as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and building services engineering for virtually every type of building or structure.
In addition, we specialize in vendor-neutral design of all systems and sub-systems for all building types.
Further, our architects and engineers thrive on challenge. We aspire to achieve the optimal solution for every project. We do this by using a combination of proven design and engineering principles, processes, experience, and innovative thinking.
Design & Engineering Services
PTS has an impressive track record for unique architectural and engineering designs. We specialize in all aspects of architectural as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and building services engineering for virtually every type of building.
PTS Design & Engineering, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. and is a leading provider of diverse professional technical services. We offer full-spectrum support to commercial and industrial clients across multiple markets.
Value to Market Strategy
PTS aims to exceed your expectations by simply being your best consultant, whether you are an end user, a property developer, a contractor, or a peer architect/engineer. Our goal is to effortlessly deliver accurate, quick, and timely work, with minimal hand-holding.
We specialize in the design and ongoing support of data centers, computer rooms, web-hosting facilities, network operations centers, telecommunications centers, as well as other highly technical facilities with always available requirements.
PTS has been involved with the design of millions of square feet of data centers throughout the United States.
PTS is extensively involved in the renovation and upgrade of existing data centers as well as the design of new facilities. In each case, PTS was instrumental in integrating innovative support infrastructure solutions including:
Integrated Infrastructure Systems ▪ UPS & Power Distribution ▪ Generator & ATS ▪ Battery Systems ▪ Computer Room Air Conditioning ▪ Cooling Distribution ▪ Heat Rejection Equipment ▪ Raised Flooring ▪ Fire Detection Systems ▪ Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems ▪ FM200 & Other Dry-Type Suppression Systems ▪ Environmental Monitoring Systems ▪ Leak Detection Equipment ▪ CCTV & IP-Camera Systems ▪ Access Control Systems ▪ Racks, Cabinets & Accessories ▪ Structured Cabling ▪ Cable Management ▪ Cable Pathway ▪ NOC, Console & Technical Furniture ▪ Network & Security Infrastructure ▪ Server & Storage Systems ▪ KVM & Remote Access Systems
The Data Center Design Process
Effective data center design starts with a thorough survey of the existing systems & facility. We then work with the IT & facility staff to identify & quantify project needs and develop an understanding of the trends and migrations strategies required to adapt to future changes. Finally, we develop a conceptual data center design from which construction budgets can be developed.
PTS can plan, design, engineer, deploy, optimize, monitor, and manage your complex, multi-vendor, data center infrastructure. The need for reliable, scalable, available, and security-rich data center infrastructure has never been more critical to the success of your organization. Our comprehensive set of services can help you optimize your investments, improve performance, achieve availability objectives, and avoid costly problems.
Our Data Center Design Goals
PTS has a highly skilled workforce that specializes in aligning the requirements of your IT personnel with the capabilities of the facility and the expectations of facility personnel.
Our goal is to create satisfied customers by emphasizing pre-design & planning, and to provide the optimal solutions that meet your requirements. The result is in an early & accurate alignment between scope, schedule and budget.
PTS understands the only acceptable level of downtime is zero. Your job performance and our reputation depend on it. Please contact us tell us about your project. Give us the opportunity and we’ll provide you with the justification you need to convince your management to take the next step.
Contact PTS for your Next Engineering Project
You shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to your facility. Our expert team assesses your unique needs, and then employs a proven plan that reduces the amount of support infrastructure you will need.
The result is higher efficiency, reduced complexity and better resiliency at lower cost… all at the same time.
Contact us for a quick chat to discuss PTS Design & Engineering services for commercial and industrial projects.
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The average enterprise data center costs between $10 million and $12 million per megawatt to build, with costs typically front-loaded onto the first few megawatts of deployment. Seasoned data center builder Peter Sacco, founder and CEO of PTS Data Center Solutions, claims that it is possible to drive down costs by around 25 per cent or more, simply by being more disciplined on design.