Using modeling software, we determine how all the components of a building interact and perform as a whole system. From here, it's possible to make recommendations for the most effective and low cost upgrades to maximize your building's energy efficiency. We can model existing buildings, those still in the planning stage, and advise on specific assemblies or mechanical systems choices. In all cases, we're here to help you optimize your building's performance!
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.
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.
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.