Scarlett Consulting Engineering Commissioning PLLC., is constantly upgrading its knowledge base, as such, we rely heavily on industry leading organizations, national and international governmental bodies, and non for profits, who themselves are vested in developing leading technologies and concepts, that are inline with our practice.
The leading authority on building performance, whether be energy or air quality, the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE, has developed numerous standards which have been accepted by various authority having jurisdiction (AHJ’s) worldwide, as acceptable alternatives to some codes and regulations. Notable standards are 90.1, 62.1, 55, and the new standard 188 that deal with the Legionellosis Risk Management Requirements. For Energy Assessment studies, an indispensable companion guideline is the Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits.
We have found that this website allows, designers, energy assessors and unsophisticated individuals to access reliable weather information, both current and historical.
The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is the nations leading governmental agency that provides insight into both the, ecologic and geologic environment’s health, and ways to maintain their respective health. Calculating your carbon footprint, or the equivalent CO2 (GHGe) is now easier with the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator. The information provided by the EPA is at times overwhelming, but upon careful analysis, it will provide a treasure trove of information which will ultimately optimize one’s informed decision making.
Estidama in Arabic, roughly translates in English to Sustainability. This is a standard much like LEED, with an advanced building rating system. See below excerpts from the site; Abu Dhabi's Plan 2030 establishes a clear vision for sustainability as the foundation of any new development occurring in the Emirate and capital city of Abu Dhabi. This commitment is a reflection of the values and ideals of our nation. The tenets of sustainable living in the Middle East is the guiding force behind Estidama. More than just a sustainability program, Estidama is the symbol of an inspired vision for governance and community development.
Like the EPA, Energy Information Administration, EIA, provides a treasure trove of energy assessment analytics, which are useful for benchmarking or target setting. The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), database is widely used by varying industries as a means to gauge whether current energy consumption is approximating average, or optimal.