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Association of Energy Engineers
George Owens is a past president of "Association of Energy Engineers", an "Energy Manager of the Year" and an "Energy Managers Hall of Fame" inductee.


 

OWNER'S REPRESENTATION
THIRD PARTY DESIGN REVIEW
by George R. Owens, PE, CEM

Objective

  • Optimize the selection of the HVAC, electrical, energy management and plumbing systems
  • Reduce tenant and occupant complaints
  • Reduce operating, maintenance and energy expenses
  • Value engineering
Action Steps
Evaluation
  • Determine the owner's expectations of the building systems
    • Level and quality of maintenance
    • Life expectancy and efficiency of equipment
    • Capital and operating costs
    • Building location, applicable codes
    • Occupants', type and needs
Implementation
  • Meet with the design team
  • Review drawings and specifications
  • Spot check design calculations
  • Develop alternative design solutions with benefits
  • Deliver a comprehensive report with recommendations
Ongoing Support
Options
The long-term success of this program is dependant on Management's commitment to developing a cost-effective program, implementing it efficiently and periodically reviewing the status through a process of constant quality improvement.
  • Participate in the skematic, design development and the construction plans and specification stages
  • Review construction in progress for design intent and quality control
  • Commissioning
  • Operator training

To send comments to George R. Owens, click here: gowens@EESIenergy.com.

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