How Many People Does It Take to Upgrade a Lighting System?

By |2019-10-28T16:42:01-05:00October 28th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income.Lighting upgrades are more than simply replacing lamps. Getting the right type, quantity, and quality of light delivered to the right location [...]

Skylights in Michigan. Really?

By |2019-09-11T11:58:47-05:00September 10th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. But, what about leakage? What about cloudy skies? What about… When Michigan’s energy code for commercial buildings was updated in 2017, [...]

Detroit 2030 District – Communities That Save Energy Together, Flourish Together

By |2019-08-15T17:06:42-05:00August 15th, 2019|

Image credit: Architecture 2030 By Alexis Durocher. Alexis is a Marketing and Outreach Representative with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. We come together to build community gardens, so we can grow our own food. We come together to clean up [...]

The Commissioning Value Proposition: Building the Framework

By |2019-07-01T12:00:45-05:00June 6th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. When most people think of commissioning, they tend to think of the function testing that occurs after building systems are installed. [...]

Planning for Big Purchases

By |2019-07-01T12:00:50-05:00April 25th, 2019|

By Alexis Durocher with Sonya Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Alexis is a Marketing and Outreach Representative with Energy Sciences. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. Whether your business is big or small, planning for [...]

The Facility Assessment: A Regular Check-up & Key Step in Managing Your Building’s Energy Performance

By |2019-07-01T12:00:54-05:00March 7th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. The median age of all U. S. commercial buildings is about 39 years. Some buildings are over 100 years old. Many [...]

Using Your Utility Bills to Identify Opportunities to Save Energy and Money

By |2019-07-01T12:01:02-05:00February 4th, 2019|

By Alexis Durocher. Alexis is a Marketing and Outreach Representative with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. Every month you are going to get a utility bill. What are you going to do with it? Are you going to just pay [...]

The Built Environment Is Becoming More Sustainable and Resilient. What About You?

By |2019-07-01T12:01:05-05:00January 9th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. In the construction arts industry we often use terms like sustainability and resiliency to describe very specific design goals for the built environment. [...]

Commissioning: Complying with Code and Keeping within Budget

By |2019-07-01T12:01:11-05:00October 16th, 2018|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. Want to reduce construction project cost overruns? Want to minimize post-construction service call-backs and improve your project’s profitability? One way to [...]

Will Your Lighting Controls Really Save Energy?

By |2019-07-01T12:01:16-05:00July 18th, 2018|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. If they are Michigan Energy Code (MEC) compliant, the answer is yes. The new MEC, effective as of September 2017, brings [...]