With the ever increasing constraints to meet energy requirements dictated by the code, achieving profitability may sometimes seem an elusive and daunting task, especially when the variables to sort through are numerous and unfamiliar (as is usually the case with energy related aspects). In that sense, one of the prevalent manners to meet both financial and energy goals is by increasing the efficiency of the Domestic Hot Water system(s) in your new building. In addition to increasing the energy savings, this measure is one of the easiest ones to implement as it requires minimal adjustments to the plan sets and energy model while also being one of the less expensive changes to incur in a project. Building owners on average are realizing around 4% improvement on energy efficiency when improving their domestic hot water systems, which equals an approximate 4 to 7 year payback.
VCA Green’s commitment to elevating the value of new and existing development projects and providing succinct support in the navigation of the code’s complexities are trademarks that distinguish the company from other energy consulting firms. If you need assistance with energy code compliance or other Title 24 services, please contact us for more information.
Moe Fakih, Principal
Contributing Writer: Alejandro Gamas