We provide reliable analysis, cutting edge insights, and practical solutions for achieving energy efficiency for all stages of the commercial building life cycle, from design, to construction, through warranty, and into operations.
Energy Modeling, also known as Building Performance Simulation (BPS) uses sophisticated software to create a virtual model to predict the energy performance of a building. Models can be used to evaluate comparative design scenarios or used to demonstrate certification program or regulatory compliance. Models can also be used in support of research initiatives or consulting studies.
Commissioning (Cx) is the process of verifying that designated systems within a newly-constructed building achieve the owner’s project performance requirements and/or achieve certification program and regulatory compliance. The scope of Commissioning can include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life-safety equipment and controls as well as physical components such as the exterior envelope. We provide all levels of Measurement and Verification services including LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning.
Measurement and Verification (M&V) formally quantifies the savings created through the implementation of an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM). The primary M&V activities include: estimating anticipated savings, developing an M&V plan, and creating a final M&V report. The assumptions and variables used to create the initial savings calculations are validated through on-site building system measurement and diagnostics, performance data collection and analysis, and by reviewing the affected utility bills. Our M&V services satisfy all ASHRAE and LEED program compliance requirements.
We understand that the life-cycle transitions between design, construction and occupancy can be challenging for all parties involved, and we function seamlessly across those phases as your trusted energy adviser. We provide your design and construction teams with an integrated approach, offering them exceptional analysis and well-targeted recommendations to support the creation and coordination of all critical project documentation. For projects pursuing formal certifications, such as LEED, Green Globes©, or ENERGY STAR®, we support your project team with the guidance necessary to achieve those certifications.
Big Picture. Finely Tuned. energyPLAN is the premiere service for continually optimizing building performance. We collect, assess, clarify, and present your energy data to you in a way that makes sense. We provide year-round technical support and annually deliver comprehensive reporting on completed achievements and energy cost savings. energyPLAN validates your commitment to creating happier occupants, happier owners, and a happier planet.
Retro-Commissioning (RCx) is the process of improving the operating efficiency and occupant comfort of existing buildings. Whether issues originated in design or construction or developed during the building’s life, we can identify opportunities for operational changes or equipment upgrades to improve building performance and extend its asset value. We provide a full-spectrum of services for existing buildings including benchmarking, certification program and regulatory compliance documentation, delivery of utility program incentives, Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx), and capital improvement project planning and owner’s representation.
Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) is also known as continuous optimization, persistent commissioning, ongoing commissioning, and by the trademarked name “continuous commissioning®.” MBCx is similar to Retro-Commissioning (RCx) in that the intent is to keep existing buildings performing at optimal levels. However, unlike single RCx initiatives, MBCx utilizes sensors and software to provide real-time, continuous feedback about building performance. By monitoring and analyzing large amounts of data, MBCx can identify and correct any decreases in building performance over time, thereby insuring that energy savings last into the future.
Whether the scope of your current challenge is a single tenant space, a whole building, or an entire portfolio, we can deliver the financial, operational, and technical recommendations necessary for you to make informed decisions for lowering operating costs, reducing risk, and improving asset performance. Our Advisory team evaluates your unique situation, identifies performance opportunities, and provides solutions with a human touch that ensures your success. As your trusted energy advisor, our engineering expertise is available for consultation on your special projects involving your building’s envelope as well as the life safety, electrical, and mechanical systems.
Cyclone Energy Group is a recognized industry partner with credentialed professionals capable of delivering energy analysis and management services that support established building performance certification programs.
AABC Commisioning Group
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
ENERGY STAR Partner
US Green Building Council
Certified Commisioning Authorities (CxA)
Certified Energy Managers (CEM)
ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professionals (BEAP)
ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professionals (BEMP)
LEED Green Associates
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP ID+C
LEED AP O+M
LUMA Institute Certified Practitioner
Green Globes Professional
150 N Riverside is a 1.2 million square foot core & shell office building located in Chicago. The building is a 54 story Class A office building and features views of all three branches of the Chicago River. Base building amenities include ballroom/conference rooms, and onsite parking. Cyclone Energy Group provided LEED Fundamental and Enhanced […]
Chicago’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Branch Library performed a $12 million gut rehab of the building which reopened in early 2019 with a 2,500 square expansion. The project preserved the walls and square coffered ceilings of the existing modernist building and added new amenities such as computers, multipurpose rooms, a recording studio, early learning play […]
Cicero School District 99 performed a major renovation and expansion of the Warren Park Elementary School which opened in 2019. The renovated school expanded from pre-K though 3rd to pre-K though 6th and featured 30 additional classroom and state-of-the art technology focusing on STEM. Cyclone performed commissioning on the project in early design and worked […]
TAJÍN® is the number one brand in the World that produces condiments consisting of all Mexican ingredients. The manufacturing facility in Tala Jalisco Mexico, near Guadalajara, produces spices, sweets, dry chilies, liquid sauces, and more. The sustainably designed plant features state-of-the-art technology. Cyclone was engaged to create an energy simulation model to assist the design […]
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Whether you’re proposing new construction or optimizing an existing building Cyclone Energy Group has the right people, skills, and experience to support your real estate goals. Contact Us now to learn how we can elevate your property to the next level of performance.