Going green with building certifications like LEED, WELL, and Energy Star can be a significant step towards reaching net zero carbon emission goals, but ESD, now Stantec Energy Engineer Matthew Zweibruck says don’t stop there. (Learn more about the FacilitiesNet summit.)
In a recent feature published in the Mann Report, ESD, now Stantec Energy Engineer Matt Zweibruck says a review of existing building systems can uncover hidden opportunities for increased sustainability and energy efficiency.
In his article, “A Practical Guide to Retro-Commissioning in the Age of Climate Change,” Zweibruck says building owners and operators should go beyond certifications like LEED, WELL, and others if they want to make a bigger impact on global warming. He says retro-commissioning (RCx) can offer many low- or no-cost options to improve building systems efficiency that lowers carbon emissions.
Zweibruck also notes that with many states adopting regulations that require these types of building system re-evaluations, taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions sooner than later makes sense. Such improvements not only help the environment but also make these structures more marketable.
Matt Zweibruck shares his knowledge of the demand-side energy services industry in support of ESD, now Stantec’s mission to build communities and improve society through the built environment.
Contact ESD, now Stantec’s experts for more information on how ESD can help with energy efficiency and other carbon reduction planning.