For new buildings, FDH blends engineering and architectural expertise to ensure energy efficiency from an integrated systems perspective. During design, FDH’s uses a “skin-in” approach that maximizes the reduction of environmental energy demands before presenting loads to a heating or cooling plant. Energy modeling optimizes various building systems, such as the envelope, lighting and HVAC to better manage future operating costs.
For both new and existing facilities, FDH determines the feasibility of various measures designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. This turnkey process starts with defining an owner’s project requirements and economic investment criteria and moves to implementation through design engineering, bid management, construction, commissioning, training and energy performance verification – all the while holding to the owner’s budget criteria. With existing buildings, the project typically starts with an investment-grade audit that determines how existing systems can be modified to save energy and dollars.
FDH assists in locating federal, state and local tax credits and deductions, grants, utility rebates, incentives and loans. FDH can also secure a net-zero financing option for clients, which utilizes energy savings to pay down debt associated with the project.
Our services include:
- MEP Design Engineering
- Building Energy Audits including Investment Grade Audits
- Building Energy Modeling
- Carbon Footprint Assessment
- Energy Retrofit Design and Implementation
- Energy Tax Benefit Evaluations
- Facility and Campus Energy Master Planning
- Financing, Utility Rebates and Incentives
- Measurement and Verification
- Systems Engineering and Design
- Utility Energy Analyses
We design and manage the implementation of cutting edge technology to help our clients maximize financial returns on their investments – 30%, 40%, even 50% savings with paybacks of 2-6 years.