Decision Support

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Decision Support

We guide clients to make informed decisions that add value to their projects, be it new construction or building renovations. We provide an integrated, holistic approach in comparing Part 3 (commercial) or Part 9 (residential) buildings.
New Buildings
We know that with a little coordination, an energy efficient building has the potential to be healthier and more comfortable than standard construction. That’s why we consider the entirety of the indoor environment. We can support the design to improve indoor air quality and thermal comfort. We can offer building air-tightness mentoring, assess the building envelope’s moisture risk and durability, and size heating and cooling equipment to minimize capital costs.
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Existing Buildings
It’s estimated that around 60% of today’s buildings will be still in operation by 2050. At 3West, we are committed to improving our existing stock of buildings. We can help improve a building’s energy efficiency by quantifying the impact and cost of different retrofit alternatives. We provide a comparison of building assembly thermal values, insulation and framing alternatives, thermal bridging reduction, and window and door alternatives, as well as Mechanical, electrical, and water resources equipment. Next, we can asses thermal comfort and indoor air quality by simulation, tracking, analysis, and improvement recommendations. Finally, we can tie the plan together through financial analysis including payback, net present value and other time related financial metrics.