Engineering consulting firm, Engineering Economics Inc. in Roanoke was given a $2.7 million contract to provide retro-commissioning services for eight Veterans Affairs hospitals. Retro-commissioning will include improvements to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and automated systems within the hospitals. Additional local contractors and staff will be included on this large project that will bring improvements to hospitals located in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
Here is the press release from Engineering Economics Inc.
Roanoke, VA – Engineering Economics, Inc. (EEI), a national engineering consulting firm located in Roanoke, VA has been awarded a $2.7 million contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs. EEI will provide retro-commissioning services for eight (8) VA hospitals in the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network. The hospital facilities are located throughout Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Due to the size of the project, EEI will partner with local contractors and add additional staff, creating jobs for local communities. An assessment of the sites will be performed by EEI, focusing on mechanical, electrical, plumbing and automation systems. EEI will identify and recommend “low and no cost” Energy Conservation Measures.
Retro-commissioning is the application of the commissioning process to an existing facility to optimize the performance of the building systems within their current configurations. Who benefits? Everyone. Owners see reduced operating costs, which can lead to an increase in net operating income. Building managers receive fewer occupant complaints and improved ability to manage systems. Building operations and maintenance personnel receive system training and improved documentation. Building occupants receive improved air quality and are generally more comfortable and therefore more productive. According to a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), commissioning of all sorts, including retrocommissioning, can provide large reductions in carbon emissions. Commissioning, it says, is “arguably the single-most cost-effective strategy” for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from buildings.
EEI is a national engineering consulting firm, specializing in energy management, energy conservation, building commissioning, retro-commissioning, facility assessments and LEED® services. EEI is an Energy Star Partner and currently has 73 employees in 15 offices strategically located throughout the United States to better serve our clients. The firm is pleased to be a service partner to Fortune 500 and nationally recognized organizations such as Pfizer, Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, Verizon and numerous university and hospital systems across the United States.
More information on EEI and its projects can be found on the firm’s website at www.eeiengineers.com.