RTM is performing As Designed evaluations per ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program at numerous buildings owned and operated by the City of Orlando as part of the mayor’s Green Works initiative to improve the energy consumption of buildings within the city.
Buildings being assessed include fire stations, Leu Gardens, a senior center, Orlando Police training facilities, and Fleet and Facilities Management buildings.
RTM is surveying the buildings to verify as-built conditions and developing standardized energy models to obtain necessary ratings. Because occupant comfort is a top priority in the bEQ program, savings in the form of reduced energy consumption will not jeopardize air quality for building occupants. RTM is accommodating indoor environmental quality (IEQ) by taking measurements of metrics, such as air temperature and relative humidity, throughout all of the buildings.
“At RTM we’re proud to be the only actively contracted firm in the nation providing As Designed ratings on such a large scale to create energy benchmarking models for comparing buildings independent of operational and occupancy variables,” said RTM Principal Mitesh Smart, P.E.
RTM will share and analyze the results with building owners to determine which buildings are achieving their full designed potential and which buildings require energy-efficient improvements.