The GSH in-house energy department is comprised of experienced professionals including Certified Energy Managers, professional Engineers and LEED-certified sustainability consultants worldwide. Each department member has extensive knowledge and the experience to initiate or expand Green Building Programs and integrate Green Building Design and sustainability principles.
The energy team employs an integrated whole-building systems approach and considers all energy impacts related to design and construction (energy, water, indoor environmental quality, and materials) ensuring greater benefits to the building owners and helping to position companies at the forefront of sustainable solutions.
As part of our holistic Always On™ approach to sustainability, the team also evaluates and provides guidance on achieving market recognition for investments in sustainability and affords clients the opportunity to earn LEED Energy STAR, and Green Globes certification.
Our aim in adopting a structured framework to analyze, evaluate and implement Green Building strategies is to maximize the environmental and financial benefits of energy efficient, Sustainable Building Design and operating practices.
We assist in instituting cooperative and productive relationships between landlords and tenants, and seek to address many non-technological barriers to energy efficiency, such as split incentives, tenant behavior, and transparency as part of a complete building assessment.
Energy Star Portfolio Manager Experience
Our energy managers have more than 15 years of knowledge and experience in assisting properties to benchmark energy consumption and collect and report the data via the Energy STAR portfolio manager tool.
This team of licensed professional engineers and certified energy managers are qualified to report data and audit site environments to reduce the overall cost of certification.
Project Design Cost and Usage
To drive energy efficiency and sustainability, evaluating a project from various aspects instead of focusing on initial costs are key factors in identifying and prioritizing projects.
In support of this tactic our team performs ASHRAE Level I, II and III audits to conduct a detailed analysis of all equipment pertaining to heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and building automation. These actions serve to identify and quantify conservation measures that include budget costs, estimated savings and return on investment.
Reporting and Recognition
All key performance metrics are reported internally and externally through our GSH Energy Dashboard and other reporting tools in compliance with existing energy legislations and reporting requirements.
The behavior of occupants has a significant impact on a building’s energy consumption.
Our team assists clients in developing sustainability programs that promote awareness and engagement from tenants to achieve the common goals of lowering energy costs, maximizing comfort and reducing the overall carbon footprint.
Subject Matter Experts
GSH Subject Matter Experts are a central resource team who share their knowledge and insights with our clients delivering specialized advice and recommendations, innovative measures and best practice processes.
Our subject matter experts specialize in various sub-sector facilities management fields, including:
- Technical maintenance operations
- Asset lifecycle maximization
- Energy efficiency
- Building automation systems
- Design and Construction
- Data center configuration
- FM Procurement & Benchmarking Assessments
Our subject matter experts are highly qualified individuals and are based in our regional offices in New Jersey and Chennai. Thanks to our Always On™ approach, subject matter experts are available to clients by audio and video conferencing to support with troubleshooting issues quickly and to assess preliminary project requirements.
These experts can also be contracted on a consultancy basis to provide further expert services to clients who are not contracted with GSH, but require their skills to be utilized. GSH can provide contracts based on specific works or services required or by a day rate fee structure.