Los Angeles’ Energy and Water program has gotten another update. If you missed it, the Los Angeles EBEWE program’s deadline for LA buildings greater than 50,000 square feet to submit their energy and water data was June 1st, 2018.
One major recent change is the delay of the Performance Phase reporting. Previously energy and water efficiency audits were scheduled to begin in 2019 for low performing buildings. The City of LA has now approved an extension to the Performance Phase that delays audits and retro-commissioning to 2020, so building owners will have more time to meet efficiency goals and potentially avoid future audits. Contact MEP for more details on this matter.
Additionally, the City of LA has received an exemption from AB 802 reporting. For buildings that comply with the EBEWE ordinance, the City of LA will submit your data to the State on your behalf to ensure compliance with both benchmarking programs.
If you have not yet submitted your 2017 EBEWE or AB 802 data or have questions about the programs contact MEP today for assistance at (310) 782-1410. Posted by Maximum Energy Professionals “MEP”, a mechanical engineering firm located in Torrance, CA. Sustainability Services, ENERGY STAR utility benchmarking and award certification, California AB802 Compliance, City of Los Angeles EBEWE Compliance, Utility Data Management Software dashboard, ASHRAE energy audits, LEED, energy conservation/green Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing systems and equipment design. Call us at 310-782-1410 or visit our website at www.mep-llc.com.
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An ASHRAE “Level II – Energy Survey and Analysis” includes a more detailed building survey and energy analysis than the cursory Level I. A breakdown of energy use within the building is provided. A Level II energy analysis identifies and provides the savings and cost analysis of all practical measures that meet the owner’s constraints and economic criteria, along with a discussion of any effect on operation and maintenance procedures. It also provides a listing of potential capital-intensive improvements that require more thorough data collections and analysis, along with an initial judgment of potential costs and savings. This level of analysis will be adequate for most buildings and measures but is less comprehensive than Level III, which includes more detailed analysis often with annual hourly load computer modeling.
Maximum Energy Professionals “MEP” has been assisting our commercial, industrial, shopping center, multi family, medical, educational and hospitality customers with mechanical-electrical-plumbing and fire life safety inspections and report documents associated with Property Condition Assessments involving the sale and financing of properties across the United States since 1990. We have performed in excess of 2,000 Property Condition Assessments (3 Billion square feet) across the country, and are looking forward to continuing to provide our expertise in this area in cities throughout the United States.
Property condition assessments (PCAs) are classified as engineering due diligence projects associated with commercial real estate, though engineering work is not part of the assessment and is excluded in the scope of the assessment. Effectively they are more detailed versions of home inspections, and involve numerous systems involved in the commercial market sector. They are typically performed as part of a property transfer.
On the equity side, these reports primarily have value to the purchaser in that they can understand the issues and the potential costs associated with owning a property. The Property Condition Report (PCR) may be used to negotiate the purchase price much like a home inspection. These reports tend to be very detailed, may require a number of specialists to evaluate the various building systems (e.g. HVAC, elevators, etc.)
In debt markets, the reports have the value of letting the lender know that the borrower will likely have sufficient cash flow to operate, maintain and update the property over the course of the loan. This provides some assurance to the lender that the loan will be repaid or in the worst case, the property will not decline in value in the situation they have to sell it to recoup their loan amount.
Maximum Energy Professionals “MEP” is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Moore to Sustainability Manager. Daniel has been with MEP for over 2 years now, beginning as an intern and then as a Project Associate. During his time with MEP Daniel has expanded his role from running company social media accounts and data entry to completing ENERGY STAR applications and assisting our Principal Engineer Glenn Tanner with Energy Audits and Property Condition Assessment building inspections.
Daniel’s interest in sustainability goes back to his youth, but his expertise began when he attended Chapman University where he earned his B.S. in Environmental Science & Policy. He started at MEP in 2015 and has become an important team member. Daniel has streamlined our ENERGY STAR certification process, freeing up Principal Engineer, Glenn Tanner, to tackle design projects and our Principal Business Development, Lisa Tanner, to focus on client relationships, business strategy, and developing new projects.
Daniel has become an expert at the EPA’s ENERGY STAR tool Portfolio Manager and has completed well over 400 building applications. In May 2016 Daniel attained the designation of LEED Green Associate and will be assisting with any future LEED projects. Daniel also writes monthly blog articles that can be found on the company website at the following link : http://mep-llc.com/blog.html. His articles cover a wide array of sustainability related topics from Net-zero energy buildings to energy benchmarking policy and even the future of our utility infrastructure.
Whether he is in the field inspecting rooftop HVAC equipment or in the office crunching numbers in Microsoft excel for an energy audit, Daniel’s contributions to the company are invaluable and we look forward to seeing him grow in his new position.
This Blog article has been posted by Maximum Energy Professionals “MEP”, a mechanical engineering firm located in Torrance, CA. For information on Sustainability Services including: ENERGY STAR utility benchmarking and award certification, California AB802 Compliance, City of Los Angeles EBEWE Compliance, our Utility Data Management Software dashboard, ASHRAE energy audits, LEED, and energy conservation/green Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing systems and equipment design, please give us a call at 310-782-1410 or visit our website at www.mep-llc.com.