What is "Building ReGeneration"?
Building ReGeneration is the holistic act of breathing new life into older buildings, 10 or more years old, by
improving their performance through the use of green technologies.
How do we do that?
We do a building assessment using recommendations of the ASHRAE ADVANCED ENERGY DESIGN GUIDES 2004
and ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality to help convert an old building
into one that is energy efficient, has a healthy work environment, reduces maintenance and operating costs,
and improves exteror and interior aesthetics. In addition to all of these, we will help you improve the functional
utilization of space to increase efficiency and production. All of which will improve your building's asset value.
Why should you invest new technologies in an old building?
Reducing the ecological effects or older buildings is the right thing to do. It will improve lease rates, building
value, extend building life, and will save you operating costs
Why should you care about improving the interior work environment?
The interior work environment influences productivity. The indoor environment is affected by air quality, moisture,
temperature, and lighting quality. Research suggests that reductions in acute respiratory illness, allergies, and
asthma though better ventilation can reduce short-term absenteeism by as much as 35%. It has been estimated
that a ±3º C of individual temperature control could increase personnel performance by 3% to 7%. Daylighting
can save 15 to 40% in energy consumption. Students in classrooms with the most window area or daylighting
were found to have 7% to 18% higher scores on standardized tests than those with the least window area or
daylighting. Building Regeneration examines existing building materials that can potentially cause a decrease in
indoor air quality. If we suspect hazardous materials are present, we can provide plans for remediation. Indoor
environmental quality improvements have been shown to improve energy efficiency as well, i.e. by lowering
electrical demand through daylighting and reduced HVAC due to less heat generated by light fixtures. Ventilation
improvements may also play an important part in reducing energy consumption. So it is appropriate to review all
of these systems simultaneously to evaluate the cumulative effects made with energy improvements in each
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