EBA existing consulting services and past accomplishments include:
I. Energy Analysis and Computer Modeling:
EBA has successfully conducted numerous projects utilizing its Doe-2 energy simulation program and customized database modeling software designed for program evaluation expertise. The tasks were performed at various central plants, commercial, industrial, institutional and residential sites to evaluate different energy efficient technologies in lighting, HVAC, direct/distributed digital controls, refrigeration, motors and building envelope. EBA has completed over 350 energy simulation and over 150 feasibility projects. The feasibility projects task include development of recommended measures like incremental cost, life cost analysis and input of the utility rate structures. We have also completed various projects that required the development of load profiles and bench marking of the simulation results with end-use monitored data and/or the utility history of demand and energy usage.
EBA has revamped its customized energy modeling/audit application (ZeGhion e
Simulator) recently. This application is made to be compatiable with Lawrence Berekely Labs Doe-2.3 and eQuest 3.65. This application is designed to utilize ASHARE
90.1 and ASHRAE 62.1 & 62.2 for the baseline model.
II. Facility Energy Assessment:
EBA has recently completed subcontracting with a leading engineering firm on a facility energy assessment that includes the building mechanical systems and building shell in addition to obtaining key data on the electrical Domestic hot water and plumbing systems. EBA also developed list of energy conservation measures designed for each facility that also entailed renewable energy sources in some instances. The task was performed for various building types of existing facilities that included office, dormitories, training centers, large capacity dining and kitchen, gymnasiums and auditoriums. EBA responsibility also included specialized study for certain energy conservation measures that included both financial and energy saving calculations. EBA developed a unique report for each facility.
III. On-Site Energy Audit:
The EBA team has completed over 300 energy audits in order to evaluate new construction, energy efficiency incentive programs for major California electric utility companies like PG&E, SMUD, SCE and SDG&E. The onsite energy audits EBA completed were done for various commercial, industrial, residential and institutional buildings. The sites include high-rise office buildings, complex laboratory buildings of bio-tech companies, high rise hotels and casinos, refrigerated warehouses and grocery stores, large retailers, large storage facilities, central plants, universities and colleges, religious worships, large shopping malls, convention centers, commercial industrial sites as well as manufacturing sites. EBA has also conducted special projects in exterior lighting studies sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
IV. Measurement & Verification, End-use Monitoring and Retro Commissioning:
EBA has performed monitoring and re-commissioning of mechanical systems in residential and non-residential buildings. EBA has applied its end-use monitoring expertise by providing assistance on focused studies of rebate measures like evaluation of savings associated with a retrofitted HVAC system for an agricultural facility. The Evaluation of Cool Roofs project of San Diego Gas & Electric was performed on four (4) commercial buildings. EBA has also conducted retro-commissioning work for hotels in California and for retail facilities for a CEC project.
V. Design Assistance and Facilities HVAC Design:
EBA conducted design assistance for various commercial buildings funded by major California utilities and California School districts by communicating closely with mechanical and architectural firms. The tasks performed include analysis of packaged systems verses built-up systems performance, partial thermal storage verses full thermal storage selection and sizing, and the evaluation and sizing of various types of chillers including VSD and absorption chillers. EBA staff has won awards for three different projects in mechanical design. These projects were for a UCSD HVAC design course project and involved load calculation, system design and distributed digital control (DDC) in commercial buildings. The project had an average of 50 participating teams. EBA staff also attended an in-depth summer course on DDC controls design.
VI. Renewable/Distributed Generation:
EBA's experience for over 15 years in building energy analysis and load profile development combined with is facility energy systems modeling skills provides its leadership in detailed performance analysis for various alternative energy sources with various design options including energy efficiency measures. Among the renewable distribution generation's EBA staff have been trained includes Photo Voltaic, Solar Thermal, Micro Hydro, Wind and Cogeneration. In addition, EBA's principal has performed recently the pre-feasibility study of a Cogeneration system utilizing eQuest & Doe2 programs for a new construction cogeneration absorption chiller project and in the past for expansion of a medical center for a large University in California. EBA also has a license for specialized energy software that utilize energy plus for effective analysis of alternate energy sources.
VII. Schools Alternative Energy Funding Program:
EBA has completed over 150 energy and economic analysis projects for the Alternative Energy Funding Program of School Buildings funded by the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC). During these projects, EBA staff worked with building architects, mechanical and electrical designers to determine the appropriate ECM applicable for funding. The DOE-2 energy simulation program was employed to perform the energy analysis. EBA has also been involved in the evaluation of energy projects applications for the Alternative Energy Funding Program of the OPSC for several years. EBA was also engaged as an energy consultant with a California School District to provide services on an as needed basis.
VII. Water Efficiency Projects:
EBA has recently completed working on California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) Embedded Energy Water Pilots Project as a subcontractor that involves the analysis and evaluation of municipal pump stations. Task required analysis of pump stations energy use data and associated flow and pressure differential and behaviors in relation to the stations energy intensity. EBA has the necessary experience to perform interval requires energy analysis sand screening as well in developing the mechanisms. EBA has also developed tools that assist in assessing results for evaluation and comparison with other study or monitored data. EBA principal is also a LEED accredited professional and have attended many water efficiency seminars and attended pump manufacturers training, understands the key water efficiency measures that have impacts on facilities water footprint as well as the importance of M&V to assure.
VIII. LEED, HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT, ASHARE 90.1, Energy Star, Net Zero Support:
EBA principal is LEED accredited professional (AP) and also have LEED Building Design and Construction Specialty (BD+C) and has worked on project that intended to acquire LEED certification for the energy atmosphere credit. In addition, he is a certified Home Energy Score Assessor (HEA) of the Department of Energy. The above two certiications are currently pending.
EBA has completed trainings offered by SDG&E on Energy Star Portfolio and Benchmarking as well as on Net Zero projects. EBA is well versed on the latest ASHRAE 90.1 and is familiar with ASHRAE 62.1/62.2.