For Immediate Release
May 24, 2010
In the News: NOI Engineering's Robert Watson, PE Acknowledged by ASHRAE
ATLANTA – NOI Engineering has been selected to serve as a provisional assessor for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) pilot for the Operational rating of a new building energy labeling program, the Building EnergyQuotient.
The Building EQ program provides the general public; building owners and tenants; potential owners and tenants; and building operations and maintenance staff with information on the potential and actual energy use of buildings—thus, closing the gaps between intention and operation.
Provisional Assessors for the program will perform a building energy audit and assessment in order to determine energy use, which is then translated into an easily understood scale to convey a building’s energy use in comparison to similar buildings, occupancy types and climate zone.
“Information on a building's energy use is the critical first step in making the necessary changes and choices to reduce energy use and costs,” Gordon Holness, ASHRAE president, said. “ASHRAE is grateful for the men and women who have volunteered their time and talent to ensure that the Building EQ program is a success.
”More information on Building EQ can be found at www.buildingeq.com.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.
About NOI Engineering
NOI is primarily focused on adding value to our client’s “bottom-line”, whether economic, environmental, or social. Our initiative has been tailored to assist building owners, managers, and lenders to understand the ramifications of “green” or “sustainable” building design or retrofit features (or the lack thereof). We leverage a property’s existing systems by profiling historic energy demands to optimize building operations and ultimately the property value at disposition. NOI’s team possesses a variety of professional accreditations including licensed Professional Engineers, Certified LEED Accredited Professionals, and Green Building Engineers. NOI Engineering has trademarked the term “Energy and Sustainability Due Diligence” in a effort to entrench our interest in this pursuit but also distinguish our services from that of other firms.