Energy Services

Energy Services to Maximize Building Performance

Energy and water efficiency are more important than ever.  Whether your goal is fiscal conservation, quality indoor environment for staff and building users or protecting the planet, TLC's Energy Services staff can deliver.

From new buildings operating efficiently through proper commissioning to identifying issues in existing buildings and then building a roadmap to sustainable operation, TLC's Energy Services team uses the latest technology and a step-by-step approach to provide you with a structured plan resulting in a high-performance building – reducing energy use, conserving water and providing an environmentally responsible facility.  

  • Energy Optimization
  • Envelope Optimization
  • HVAC
  • Lighting Systems
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Water Conservation
  • Fixture Efficiency
  • Stormwater Harvesting
  • Condensate Reclamation
  • Irrigation Efficiency
  • Environmental Quality
  • Indoor Air Auality
  • Ventilation
  • Code Compliance
  • Low VOC Materials

 

"In my more than six years with TLC I have worked on great projects and advanced my career and capabilities through the mentors and leaders at TLC. Being able to work on projects that help shape our country, like Brightline." 

Clayton Scelzi, Tampa,
TLC Team Member

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 Energy Audit/Existing Building Cx

Every Building Can Be Better

By undertaking an energy audit, as simple as a review of energy bills to a comprehensive review of all building systems and the envelope, TLC's Energy Services team will diagnose and propose remedies that will enhance your building operation.  Typically, one step in the process is to commission the building, making sure that "if it's supposed to be off, it is."  The Energy Services team is experienced in design and commissioning and many have spent a significant part of their careers in the field, bringing together the best of theory and functionality! 

 

 Net Operating Income Improvement

Invest in Your Bottom Line

Sustainable design benefits the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit.  A thorough assessment of your building and an understanding of your goals can form a roadmap to sustainability – and increase your net operating income (NOI2) with a reduction in your operating costs while also making the building more attractive for potential tenants. Capital improvements that promote water and energy conservation may be rewarded with rebates that postively enhance the return on your investment. 

  • Continually rising energy costs mean efficiency is never more affordable. 
  • Focus of select companies and governmental entities of leasing only in LEED certified or Energy Star rated buildings may limit the potential tenant base for poor performing buildings.
  • New energy code requirements are more stringent; potential tenants may balk at the cost incurred in bringing their space up to code if the base building is lacking. 
  • The continually increasing number of LEED-certified buildings on the market makes poor performers less marketable and impacts asset value.          
  • Many new materials and systems have a return on investment (ROI) of less than three years.

 

 Net Zero/Renewable Energy

​   Committed to Sustainable Design

Net-zero buildings consume no more energy than they generate.  In partnership with the Architecture 2030 Commitment, TLC's goal is to reduce fossil fuel consumption in new buildings and major renovations to net zero by the year 2030. Consequently, we strive to design towards delivering near-zero and net-zero solutions for select clients who share this commitment.   Every step towards reducing greenhouse gases benefits the world.  We're excited to share ideas for cost effective sustainability strategies, as aggresively as you wish to be, and in line with your project budget for both first time and operating costs. 

  • Daylight modeling
  • Solar water heating
  • Hydrogen appliances
  • LED lighting
  • Photovoltaics
  • Ground-source heat pump
  • Insulated panels
  • Light shelves
  • Energy recovery
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Dimmer switches
  • Exhaust fans
  • Demand-controlled ventilation
  • Rain-water harvesting

 

 

 Daylight Modeling

Nothing Has More Impact Than Daylight

When it comes to bright, beautiful design, TLC's is skilled in the use of daylight as a cost-effective lighting source. Daylighting reduces energy use and provides a quality indoor environment with proven increases in productivity, learning and overall health.

  • Daylight modeling requires thoughtful design to prevent sunlight intrusion and glare.
  • TLC's daylight modeling provides you early design phase visualization, quantitative illumination and glare potential identification.  
  • Rendered as 3-D images with Radiance software, the model may be used to document your LEED Indoor Environmental Quality daylight modeling credit, while also reducing lighting power densities and the building cooling demand, benefitting your overall energy budget.