Energy Economics is a unique engineering firm. Our principals, all Registered Professional Engineers, personally provide the full range of our services on each project, from conceptual analysis to routine calculations. Each engineer’s knowledge and experience with HVAC, Electrical, and Life Safety systems allows him to approach projects in ways that recognize interactions among the disciplines.
Our approach is based on understanding how systems actually work. Using both technical analysis and field testing, we aim to identify and solve problems cost effectively. Many clients view Energy Economics as an extension of their own staffs, providing expertise on HVAC, electrical power distribution, lighting, industrial ventilation, refrigeration, and cogeneration systems. Typical assignments include:
- Define system performance requirements and identify design constraints; act as interpreter among owner, designers, and constructors; develop innovative concepts and help gain approval from utilities and local authorities. On design/build projects, we can create a detailed “Scope of Work,” a contract document that establishes measurable performance criteria for the completed systems.
- Perform independent analysis of design documents before construction. Whether the project is design/build or “plan and spec”, this process often identifies alternatives to enhance performance, first cost, operating cost, and serviceability.
- Track loads and capacity of central systems (HVAC and electrical) to determine how to accommodate additions and changes – important when developing and operating complex or multi-tenant projects, especially retail centers.
- Evaluate systems and equipment on site to monitor job progress, diagnose operating problems, assess condition, or represent the Owner during startup and acceptance tests.
- Investigate disputes and provide engineering opinions to resolve controversy, including expert testimony and assistance in mediation.
Energy Economics, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and brings together the varied backgrounds described in the individual engineers’ biographies.