Pressure from customers, shareholders, government, and the general public often drives an organization to act responsibly and improve their impact on the environment. Many CEOs now believe that while sustainability may have been an option in the past, it has now become a necessity. Implementing sustainability solutions can make a big impact on the success of a company as well as its bottom line.
Chateau Energy Solutions provides a range of Sustainable Strategies for every type of building. Our sustainability experts will minimize the impact your building has on the environment and work with you to achieve corporate sustainability goals. And having a better understanding of energy usage will allow you to better measure and report on sustainability targets.
The world of sustainability is continually evolving. New or updated rating systems and methods are often released. The Chateau team of sustainability experts stay up to date with the most recent mandates, programs, certifications, and processes so our clients receive expert assistance on how to operate buildings in a more sustainable and cost-effective manner.
The journey to sustainability can take many paths. ENERGY STAR and LEED are the best-known certifications for benchmarking energy efficiency and sustainability. While they have different emphases, both are tailored toward making buildings better for occupants and the environment.
Chateau offers a broad range of Sustainability Strategies:
ENERGY STAR Certification
ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. ENERGY STAR certified buildings must meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA. To do so, buildings must be properly benchmarked. Our experienced team will properly benchmark buildings ensuring your score is accurate.
Achieving ENERGY STAR certification is no easy task. Chateau offers a turn-key service that includes properly benchmarking a facility’s energy consumption, having a PE perform the site visit, and completing the application process. We can provide guidance or manage the entire process.
LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED focuses on creating healthy, efficient, and cost-effective buildings. LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) certification is a complete process with many intricate details and requirements. The Chateau team of professional engineers and LEED experts will perform feasibility assessments as well as turnkey LEED certification consulting.
Our approach to LEED consulting combines energy engineering expertise with sustainability advisment to minimize the burden of data gathering and documentation through streamlined processes. This allows the building owner and operator to focus on operating the building in an efficient and sustainable manner. Chateau covers the varied disciplines necessary to LEED attainment and eliminates the need to involve multiple consultants for a single project.
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool used to measure and track energy usage, water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. It can be used to benchmark the performance of one building or an entire portfolio of buildings.
The experts at Chateau Energy Solutions understand the intricacies of the Portfolio Manager software and melds that with their experience of how buildings work. A small mistake can generate a wrong score for your building. This score compares your building’s energy performance to similar buildings nationwide and is used for ENERGY STAR certification.
Our energy management professionals can help you determine and implement energy efficiency initiatives based on your energy management program. These initiatives can range from setting a baseline, to identifying which buildings to target for efficiency measures, to setting goals and tracking improvements.
WELL is a tool for advancing the health and well-being in buildings. It is closely modeled after LEED but focuses entirely on occupant health. Our sustainability strategy experts will assist in WELL certification by assessing and tracking certification efforts. Chateau’s technical resources will advise on the best health and wellness strategies as it relates to WELL’s requirements. This will ensure optimal conditions inside your space are in full compliance.
Fitwel certification supports healthier workplace environments and improves occupant health and productivity in buildings. Chateau sustainability experts provide comprehensive insight to those pursuing Fitwel certification. From a single project to an entire portfolio, we can help streamline the process to take your buildings occupant health to the next level.
No matter what type of Sustainability Strategies you are looking to incorporate into your buildings, let the energy and sustainability experts at Chateau assist you. Interested in learning more? Let’s talk.