Specialists in Managing Water and Energy Efficiency Projects and Programs
Energy Management & Energy Efficiency
We perform energy and water audits for commercial & office buildings, schools, hotels, apartment properties, hospitals, industrial / manufacturing facilities, churches, and wastewater treatment facilities. We also provide licensed Professional Engineer certification of the Energy Star label for commercial buildings. Call us today at 210-722-7278 for a free consultation regarding these services.
Would you or your organization like to:
Reduce your facility's electricity, natural gas and water costs ?
Earn national recognition as an energy efficient building or facility ?
ENERGY STAR was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help consumers (including business, educational facilities and governmental entitities) easily identify products, homes, and buildings that save energy and money, and help protect the environment. As the government-backed, trusted symbol of energy efficiency, the ENERGY STAR label identifies highly efficient products and designates superior energy performance in homes and buildings.
Cost Containment Engineering, Inc. (CCE) believes businesses, schools and governmental entities benefit financially by continually improving their management of energy resources, and the environment benefits from reduced levels of related pollutants. We are proud to offer services that assist businesses who are committed to the goals of Energy Star.
As an Energy Star Partner and Service Provider,Cost Containment Engineering offers the following Energy Star Program related Services:
CCE can determine your building / facility(s) Energy Star rating, provide a licensed Professional Engineer to certify your building's Energy Star rating and assist you in earning the Energy Star label for your building. This includes commercial and government office buildings, banks, K-12 schools, hotels & motels, hospitals, supermarkets, houses of worship, wastewater treatment and other types of governmental & commercial facilities. A high Energy Star rating is associated with Green Buildings and LEEDS Certification.
If your building does not currently meet the Energy Star criteria for labeling, we can perform an energy audit and employ the Energy Star tools to identify cost effective efficiency improvement measuresthat can be implemented to improve your rating and qualify for the Energy Star label.
CCE will compare your building's energy consumption (kilowatt hours and cubic feet of natural gas) and performance against "benchmarks" for other similar facilities in EPA's national Energy Star database, correcting for differences in climate. The Energy Star Rating is based on a scale of of 0 to 100, with higher numbers above 75 being associated with the most efficient buildings.
Energy cost savings (for example, electricity and natural gas) of 20% to 30% are often achieveable by implementing cost effective energy efficiency improvements. Using the Energy Star tools and procedures, we will help you identify the most cost effective energy efficiency improvement investments for your specific facility.
Pre-acquisition energy audits for prospective buyers of commercial properties. The audit will measure the current energy efficiency, identify site-specific utility cost saving opportunities for the prospective buyer, provide cost estimates of potential energy cost saving improvements and project the resultant annual utility cost savings. The buyer can consider funding of the energy efficiency improvements during due-diligence and financial analysis of the investment.
We can help you evaluate andjustify energy efficiency improvements in convincing financial terms, including return on investment, shareholder value, and asset value.
If you are in the process of designing a new building, we can assist your architect in designing your new building to be energy and water efficient by utilizing the powerful Energy Star methodology. We can also advise and assist you in attaining LEEDS certification for your existing building.
Energy Performance Contract review for Texas schools per Texas Education Code 44.901(i).
Assistance in filing with the IRS for corporate Energy Tax Credits per the federal Energy Policy Act.
Our engineers have many years of experience assisting office buildings, hotels, multi-family apartment properties, manufacturing, biotech and wastewater treatment operations reduce utility costs, and the Energy Star principles can be applied to these types of facilities to identify high return on investment opportunities for energy and water conservation.
In addition to energy efficiency improvements and ratings, we can also assist you in reducing your cost per kilowatt hour by obtaining competitive pricing proposals from major electricity providers. If you have questions or desire a proposal for the above services, please contact: