Demonstrate to your customers the value of improving energy efficiency, increasing comfort and enhancing building functionality through Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx).
The end result are buildings that work...more comfortably, safely and energy efficiently.
THE HVAC CONTRACTING INDUSTRY:
EBCx Services provides training and consulting for the HVAC contracting industry. We specialize in assisting Mechanical, HVAC, Control and TAB Contractors with expanding their business into technical services including EBCx, Energy Audits and Energy Retrofit Projects.
The HVAC contracting industry has a significant business opportunity; improving the performance of existing commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), there were about 5 million commercial buildings in the United States in 2003. By 2012, that number had risen 14 percent to 5.6 million. Over the same period, total commercial square footage increased 21%, from just over 70 billion to 87 billion. The median building today is 32 years old; about half of America's commercial buildings were built before 1980.
Energy costs are unstable and will likely continue to rise. Building owners and facility managers are pressured to reduce operational costs, with utility charges being a significant portion of their monthly operational budget. Many existing buildings have serious HVAC and control system operational issues related to comfort, indoor air quality and safety of building occupants.
This combined driving force has created a significant opportunity for contractors to help customers understand the business case of improving building performance, and significantly reduce the cost of operating their facilities. Improving the performance of existing buildings is a tremendous business opportunity for contractors today and in the future.
In order to make a significant reduction in carbon emissions, The United States will need to work primarily with existing buildings, as opposed to new construction. The future of high-performance buildings is linked to EBCx, energy audits and integrated energy retrofits.
EBCx Services has over 40 years of experience improving the environment of buildings ranging from hosptials, offices, condominiums, hotels, prisons, schools, universities, shopping malls, military bases, ammunition plants, pharmacudical plants and a multitude of industrial facilities. Our passion is to share this expertise with contractors that are interested in becoming Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) professionals. EBCx, energy audits and integrated energy retrofits will expand your business, while providing a valuable service to your customers.