Promoting Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
The need for sustainable and efficient energy consumption is a global concern especially for building owners, investors, and managers. Likewise, there is an increasing demand for technologies that promote green technology, environmental awareness, and sustainability. We at Tauscher Cronacher Engineers can provide you with technical expertise in order to develop plans and implementation strategies for operating procedures that comply with government regulations and ordinances as well as your corporate policies.
Our services include:
LEED Design and Certification
LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design has been globally recognized as the benchmark in designing and operating green buildings. Aside from its key objective to promote energy conservation, LEED Certifications also require inclusions of water consumption impacts and recycling measures; transportation modalities; and air quality and related systems. Our professional team has 18 members who are LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) that can assist you with the design and certification process for new and existing buildings.
Energy Star Rating
In order to promoted energy efficiency through building appliances, the US Department of Energy created the Energy Star ratings wherein a building must be in the top 25th percentile if compared to similar buildings in order to receive an Energy Star rating. Our licensed Professional Team can provide you with the necessary assistance as you apply for the said rating because they are well trained and have first-hand experience with Energy Star planning.
Energy Tax Credits
The Federal Tax Code, as stated in its Section 179(d), allows for a property owner to receive tax credit for equipment installed with the specific purpose of reducing energy consumption up to 50% or more. Tauscher Cronacher Engineers can assist you avail these tax credits to help reduce your energy consumption expenses.
One of the most important factors to be considered for efficiency planning is the conduct of energy audits. Its process starts with identifying major sources of the building’s energy consumption by identifying areas with largest potentials for improvement. Then the findings are used to formulate strategies and practices to reduce consumption. Our professional team can provide you with the complete Energy Audit as a stand-alone service or as part of our Property Condition Assessments.