HORSHAM, Pa. — Philadelphia-area mechanical contractor, Burns Mechanical, has announced the launch of new consulting services for its commercial clients called Building Performance Services. The company said the energy auditing, benchmarking, and monitoring services will provide a measurable, provable return on investment (ROI) in conjunction with maintenance contracts.

“Approximately 30 percent of a building’s controllable operating costs are related to energy use, a larger portion than any other area of its operating costs,” said Matt Rafferty, general manager of Burns’ service division. “For clients who are willing to invest just a bit more into their maintenance contract, our Building Performance Services will give them the energy intelligence to take control of those costs and improve their bottom line significantly.”

According to Burns Mechanical, the services result in reduced operating costs and increased asset values through optimal HVAC performance. A quantifiable ROI will allow a facility owner to self-fund mechanical maintenance projects through known, predictable energy savings.

“What’s important to our clients is what’s important to us,” said Dan Kerr, president. “In Philadelphia, energy benchmarking is required, and our clients take the process very seriously. Higher and public educators, hospital systems, and private businesses are creating healthy, energy efficient spaces — it’s where this city and this industry want to go, and we’re positioned to help make it happen.”

Specific benefits of Burns’ Building Performance Services include:

• Quantification of energy waste.

• Identification and implementation of low/no cost savings.

• Identification of control issues.

• Creation of energy model and financial justification for retrofit projects.

Burns is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PPL Corp. For more information, visit www.burnsmechanical.com.

Publication date: 7/21/2014

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