There are multiple aspects that affect the environmental impact of a building across its lifetime stages of design/construction, operation and refurbishment. These include energy and water consumption, waste generation, building construction practices, harmful gases management, etc.
During the operation phase, a special focus is placed on resource utilization and O&M practices, as the most cost-effective improvements are usually identified in these areas.
EC&D’s personnel has a wealth of experience in the analysis and optimization of energy and water consumption resources as well as other O&M practices, including:
⦁ Development and field testing of Carbon Due Diligence standards for Real Estate companies.
⦁ Energy audits according to EN 16247 standard.
⦁ Minimum performance standards for building design and equipment.