Commercial Services We Provide
Since the 1990s, Energy Diagnostics has been a leader in providing commercial solutions that reduce energy consumption and comply with the latest energy codes. Energy Diagnostics' Green and Energy Star certified verifiers work with contractors, utility companies, architects, state and local agencies, and developers to ensure your company or multifamily residence gets the certifications it needs to start a construction project or receive a green tax incentive.
MultiFamily Utility analyses
Whether you're building new housing units or want to make sure your current building is up to code, our design experts are here to help. Our energy professionals use specialized modeling tools to determine the energy and water usage throughout the building and by each unit. They account for factors such as:
- Unit Size
- Maximum Occupancy
- Lighting Fixtures
- Building Location
With all of these elements, we can create a personalized solution that fits your timeline and budget. Our specialists also keep your focus in mind, such as generating cost savings, being more eco-friendly, or meeting codes to qualify for credits. We can generate simple, low-budget suggestions that see immediate results or develop a new construction project that reaps long-term benefits.
We also work with contractors, developers, and energy officials to make eco-friendly choices that reduce water, gas, and electricity consumption across all units. Our staff verifies that your building or project plans are up to code and communicates with officials, making your job a little easier.
Commercial Energy Code Compliance
To make sure your building meets the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), your main considerations should be the HVAC system, lighting, and envelope. The envelope includes elements like windows, doors, and floors. Local or state officials will monitor the design and construction process to ensure you meet these codes. Our specialists work with these officials and the stakeholders to meet all of the requirements.
Using COMcheck software, our specialists review all of the elements involved to ensure your building meets IECC standards and is cost-effective. This software accounts for all of your requirements and runs calculations to identify areas that still need to meet code. Since all government officials and many contractors use COMcheck, our specialists can easily communicate with everyone involved in your project so you can get the approval you need quickly.
We not only follow IECC requirements but also help you save money long term. Our specialists evaluate your plans to find the best ways to reduce energy consumption like choosing ENERGY-STAR approved lighting fixtures and insulation. With our in-house team of certified specialists, you can select the best energy- and cost-saving options for your space.
Multifamily Green & Energy Certifications
Looking to finance improvements to an existing multifamily structure? Energy Diagnostics can help you qualify for federal green loan programs from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Our qualified professionals provide green solutions and help you get the certification you need for financing. In order to qualify for a green loan, we make sure you propose a plan to reduce the property's water and energy consumption.
We can also help you get green tax incentives and rebates. Our team can guide you through the latest incentives and credits you can receive whether you're planning a new building or making improvements to an existing one. By reducing your energy consumption by a certain percentage, you can deduct costs per square foot. We also help you take advantage of credits for solar power and combined heat and power systems.
When we help you qualify for green loans and credits, we create a plan that fits your timeline and budget. For existing structures, we review energy and water consumption, then identify areas where you can reduce the use, like installing energy-efficient lights and windows. For new building projects, we work with your developers and architects to choose plans that adhere to green loan and tax incentive requirements.
If you need to get a certification to show your building is above code, our dedicated staff can verify you. We verify for:
- Energy Star: A program under the EPA. It's a voluntary organization that works with commercial building owners who want to manage their energy consumption.
- National Green Building Standard (NGBS): Focuses on the quality, availability, and environmental stability of residential homes and communities. It offers certifications for land development and multifamily buildings.
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): A component of the U.S. Green Building Council. It awards certifications based on sustainable site choices, energy and water savings, indoor environmental quality, and reduction of CO2 emissions.
These certifications show your property lives up to a certain energy-saving standard. With one or more of these certifications, you prove that you're dedicated to reducing your energy consumption with eco-friendly fixtures, appliances, and HVAC systems. If you have a multifamily building, you're more likely to attract tenants who want to live in a green building. They may be willing to pay more for the benefit of eco-friendly appliances in your units.
To get certified, our staff walks you through a detailed process while making suggestions along the way. For each certification, we review your location, materials, and water and energy efficiency, then create customized solutions to ensure you meet the requirements. We have specialized verifiers for each certification, meaning you're in good hands regardless of the credential you need.
Energy Diagnostics can help you with all of your commercial building needs when it comes to being green. As a third-party consultant, we offer unbiased solutions that are sure to meet your requests and needs, whether you're constructing a new office building or renovating a multifamily property. With quick turnaround times for documents, we help your project run smoothly while you stay stress-free. Contact us to get started today.
NAHB Research Center
"NAHB Research Center accredited verifier Chris Schwarzkopf has been an accredited verifier since 2008 and is one of our highest volume verifiers in the country. Chris has experience verifying both new single family homes and multifamily buildings, as well as renovations and land developments to the National Green Building Standard. Few verifiers have that depth of experience. Builders and developers who work with Chris can feel confident that he will be able to deftly guide them through the certification process."
Heartland Builders of NWI Inc.
"As a builder in Northwest Indiana for over 30 years. It has been a benefit to me and my company Heartland Builders of NWI Inc. to work with Energy diagnostics for many years. Their dedication and hard work are evident by how diligent and timely they are with all aspects of their Business. I cannot say there is a weak link in there process from start to finish and I greatly appreciate that. I would highly recommend energy diagnostics. It is nice to have a contractor that you can check off the worry factor and know they have you covered"
"Energy Diagnostics helps keep us amongst market leaders in energy efficient construction practices. They are a reliable part of our team, keeping us up to date and educated on current energy efficient building practices. The controls they have implemented combined with their knowledge and responsiveness has been beneficial."