Much goes into making a building energy efficient, and the amount of energy a building uses can account for a large share of global energy usage. As technology progresses, it is becoming more efficient to design them to use less energy. Our various engineering divisions are focusing much of their time instituting best energy-saving practices to help our customers save on energy costs and reduce their carbon footprints.
Our electrical engineers have experience working to improve the energy used in much of their equipment and installations. By following a carefully integrated design, they can greatly reduce the impact each project has on the environment. These include energy efficient lighting, effective power distribution systems, and the maximum use of natural, renewable sources of light.
A simple example of using energy efficient resources is with LED lighting. Our electrical engineers are using more LED lighting for building exteriors because the lights have longer lifespans and ability to be dimmed with daylight controls. LED lighting is known to require less energy to produce light as well as last longer—this means fewer light bulb replacements!
Our electrical engineers are always working to come up with new ways to engineer systems that will save energy for future projects.
Mechanical engineers can provide a vast array of services when implementing energy efficient systems into buildings. These can include heating, ventilation, cooling, and plumbing in both residential and commercial buildings. One of the best energy-saving options in any building comes with the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition (HVAC) system. Not only do buildings need to be properly heated and cooled for a building’s occupants, but it also needs to have a proper ventilation system to ensure maximum oxygen/carbon dioxide flow.
Code requirements are in place that requires specific, healthy indoor environments, but at Gausman & Moore, we go above and beyond to bring our customers cost-effective energy solutions. Our customers have the option to directly control their HVAC systems. These controls can tell the system:
● How to operate the system during occupied and unoccupied hours
● Proper summer and winter interior temperatures
● How much outside air should be brought inside based on building occupancy
When an HVAC system is automated correctly, it can greatly reduce a building’s energy usage. Not only will the system know when to turn on and off, as many systems can, it can also keep the building owner from spending too much money on unnecessary ventilation.
Gausman & Moore is proud to have a staff of LEED Accredited Professionals as we pave the way with innovative solutions for energy efficiency. Our buildings are designed with sustainability in mind to help reduce global climate change. Learn more about the Gausman & Moore dedication to sustainability here.