A cost-effective alternative to site visits
RE Tech’s clients demand cost-effective, scalable, environmentally friendly approaches to solve their building engineering challenges. Engineer in a Box™ (EiB) is one of many solutions RE Tech deploys to provide real-time access to our engineering expertise and help clients identify, diagnose, and implement high performance strategies to reduce cost, improve comfort, and drive efficiency.
RE Tech’s EiB toolkit provides on-site property teams real-time virtual access to an engineer. Using the diagnostic tools, property/facility management personnel can virtually engage with a Professional Engineer to verify ENERGY STAR applications for certification, or the toolkit can be used as a mechanism for RE Tech engineers to get eyes on an issue or challenge that a property engineer is encountering. In addition, the property engineer can take various measurements as directed to confirm that the building meets acceptable indoor environmental quality standards, thermal environmental conditions, and illumination. Depending on use case the virtual visits can be completed in as little as two hours or can be used on an ongoing basis to identify efficiency issues in conjunction with ongoing property support. EiBs have proven to be an effective alternative to site visits during travel restrictions and provide a cost-effective, efficient way to scale assessments and to drive consistency of service, in locations where on-site visits may not be feasible or cost-effective.
How can EiB be deployed?
Fast Find & Fix (FFF) events combine site assessments and workshops run in partnership with site teams. They take place over the course of 1 – 3 days, depending on the type of site and size. Some events will include staff from multiple sites to maximize lessons learned across the portfolio. FFF events cover a full range of site-level operations, energy and water management opportunities, maintenance practices, and gather additional technical information to inform site and portfolio recommendations. Where possible, site teams and contractors fix issues immediately.
Why Fast Find & Fix?
Sites with larger more complex systems provide the largest opportunities for energy savings and should be prioritized for FFF events.
Considerations with selecting a site
BenchSMART was designed to specifically meet the management, reporting, analysis, and operational needs of today’s sophisticated real estate organizations. BenchSMART provides temporary use of non-downloadable software for analysis of energy consumption and assessment of return on investment in real estate holdings. Specific features include: