Promoting Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
The harsh consequences arising from global warming and climate change have made it imperative for property owners, facility managers, and stakeholders to push green architecture and sustainable energy consumption as the core of their property management strategy. While it has obvious financial benefits, reducing the building’s carbon footprint also presents significant socio-economic and competitive advantages as well.
We at Tauscher Cronacher Engineers can provide you with technical expertise 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
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most globally recognized green building standard to assess environmental compliance in terms of sustainability, energy conservation, water reduction, air quality and materials, and resources. Tauscher Cronacher has 18 members who are LEED Accredited Professionals that can guide you through the LEED approval process and help you with all necessary documentation to obtain certification at any level: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.
Energy Star Rating
Energy Star Rating is an energy efficiency initiative by the government which recognizes and certifies commercial buildings that have more outstanding energy performance compared to similar buildings nationwide.
Energy Tax Credits
The Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (26 U.S.C. § 179D) grants property owners a tax deduction for investments made to increase the energy efficiency of their building to up to 50% or more. Tauscher Cronacher Engineers can assist you avail these tax credits to help reduce your energy consumption expenses. 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.
One of the most important factors to be considered for efficiency planning is the conduct of energy audits. In this process, the primary energy sources used in the building (electricity, natural gas, district heat, fuel oil, etc.) are identified and analyzed to show which source can be further optimized for better efficiency. The findings will then be used to formulate strategies and practices to reduce consumption. Tauscher Cronacher can conduct Energy Audits as a separate service or as an add-on to our Property Condition Assessment (PCA).