Bratislava 23 September 2013
The performance of any enclosed space is best measured by the energy it consumes. A poor performing commercial centre clearly demonstrates to consume far more energy than a well managed one. Whilst any defective centre might truly costs the environment inevitably all of the cost of the energy is, for sure passed on to the tenants.
“Even the best performing Retail Centres can perform better by reducing common building defects, this is a real saving for retailers 20% across the board on all retail space.”
Where EVE® is different
Traditionally, building performance has been criticized by surveyors the defects are measured by technique, completeness or aesthetics failure rather than real KPI’s. EVE® [Energy Value Engineering] is different it focuses on performance first giving real numbers to technical due diligence. EVE® technical due diligence teams use state of the art equipment and technology to measure defects against industry benchmarks, real proof of performance rather than opinion. Continue reading
Warsaw 14 February, 2013
Commercial buildings which do not achieve Air Tightness often waste 20% to 40% of the total energy that they consume. When the building envelope is not tight energy is simply lost to the outside. Defective roof lights, smoke hatches and curtain walls, a result of poor design, defective construction, or incomplete maintenance is widespread. “We waste so much energy for no good reason” says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker “Air Tightness is the big ticket cost in retail, commercial offices and hotels, and it has nothing to do with the level of Insulation installed” Continue reading
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Tagged Air Permeability, Air-tightness, Airtightness, building envelope, commercial buildings, curtain wall failure, curtain walls, defective curtain walls, Differential Pressure, Evacuation, Infiltration, insulation, Pascals, sky light, skylights, smoke hatches, Ventilation
Portland, Oregon, August 26, 2012
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets work on very low profit margins, as low as 3% of sales. Their business model, put simply, is to provide the retail customer the biggest choice and lowest market price all under one roof.
Over the last decade energy costs in retail have doubled and by 2013 the cost of energy for the ill prepared will be more than 2% of sales. The ultimate prize for energy cost saving in this industry is of course free energy generated onsite and from a sustainable and renewable green source. But so far it was either impossible or carried too higher CAPEX and to date no top brand Zero Net Energy Supermarket or Hypermarket exists. Continue reading