EEG sets the trend with energy modelling
More demand for energy modelling says MMG sister company
Energy Efficiency Group (EEG) recently carried out energy modelling in Solidere in the Beirut Central District which resulted in a 27% improvement on the standards set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
In an exclusive interview with fmME, Hind Dirani, energy modelling engineer for the EEG group, explained that FM’s need to start considering the service if they hoped to remain competitive in offering sustainable initiatives.
Any developer or building facility manager aiming for an in depth understanding of the building’s energy usage patterns in order to optimise it would need proper energy modelling.
“As energy management is becoming more and more closely converged with FM, we expect more energy modelling and analysis will be requested by FM companies and/or directors in order to help them attain highest green and sustainability performances.”
Energy modelling involves performing energy and thermal simulations on under developed or completed projects, following a study of the interaction between all the buildings components including building envelope, HVAC systems, lighting, occupants and others. It assesses ways to optimse the operational and maintenance cost through implementation of energy efficient and sustainable measures.
Dirani also mentioned the popularity of the service since it had been launched, demonstrating more FMs and building owners understand the requirements for it.
“Since this service was added to EEG's scope of work, we have been practically continuously booked in terms of schedule.”
EEG is the sister company of Maintenance Management Group (MMG) and is an ESCO (Energy Services Company) that takes energy efficiency projects from the energy audit to the project implementation and savings verifications.