We have evolved into an era where a new vision and a new focus exists for the current and future state of our businesses. “Sustainability”, which was in years past only a blip on the radar, is now a reality with buzz words like “Green” and “Eco-friendly” in the media and printed on everyday items such as reusable shopping bags. California law will mandate a level of sustainability for buildings, tenants are now requesting it, utility companies are offering incentives, and the general public has made it a household name. However, building owners and their tenants are still trying to fully understand what this means for them today and in the years ahead.
You already know why it’s a good idea to become sustainable, but you still may be asking yourself “how”?
We have developed a comprehensive, sustainable solutions destination which will facilitate finding the right path for your business. Reno ESP (Efficient Sustainable Practices) is a new, multi-disciplinary group formed by Reno Contracting. We’ve partnered with the region’s top designers, mechanical and electrical engineers and solar energy planners to deliver practical solutions to often complex challenges.
Reno ESP’s mission is straightforward: to provide the sustainable building services required to enhance operating and cost efficiencies of both new and existing structures, while simultaneously contributing to the well-being of the environment. By helping to make buildings more attractive, economic and sustainable, our work benefits owners, tenants and people in the communities they serve.
Got ESP? We do. Assembly Bill 1103 becomes law on July 1, 2010, and this will require all non residential buildings to have an Energy Star Rating if the building is to be leased or sold. In an effort to introduce RENO ESP, Reno Contracting will provide, free of cost, an Energy Star rating for your building. Upon delivery of this rating, we will also provide you with no cost or low cost ideas that should improve your building’s performance, increase its value, and lower your energy costs. This Energy Star Rating is your building’s report card, and your facility will be compared within its peer group for performance. Utility company incentives have never been better, and Reno ESP can help you evaluate how these may affect you.
In 2007 Reno Contracting completed San Diego’s first LEED® Certified Shell and Core project. Since then, we have certified multiple buildings under LEED® for New Construction, LEED for Commercial Interiors and LEED® for Shell and Core. Our clients have found that LEED® Certified buildings consume less power and water, provide a healthier indoor environment, and produce less waste through lower consumption and recycling.
Reno ESP also works with facility operators to evaluate, plan, and execute a LEED® certification on your existing buildings. LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) was recently introduced by the USGBC where it can obtain a LEED® certification through mechanical and electrical system upgrades, modified building operating procedures, and sustainable purchasing policies. The result is a building that is more efficient with utilities, healthier in its indoor environment, and less wasteful in it’s consumption of our valuable resources.
Another service that Reno ESP offers is retro commissioning. Many commercial buildings were never commissioned when first built, and many of those that were have not been re-commissioned since and have fallen out of specification. We can help you with re-commissioning your mechanical equipment, providing energy audits, equipment recommendation and LEED® certification for existing buildings or for interior space or new construction.
San Diego has more solar power than any other city, as we bask in the sunshine on a daily basis. SDG&E has solar programs to rent space on roof tops & parking structures, and there are more and more Power Purchase Agreements being written. This offers a building owner the opportunity to buy power at a reduced price today, locking in that price for 20-35 years, making no capital outlay and allowing a Solar firm to install Solar PV at the facility and maintain it for its lifetime. Reno ESP can help you evaluate the feasibility of adding Solar PV to your new or existing facility and advise on how this improvement ties in with LEED® certification and other energy saving retrofits.
The ResMed building was Reno’s first photovoltaic solar installation. The project consisted of (260) Kyocera 200W solar modules mounted to steel structures on the top floor of the site’s parking structure. Not only do the solar panels provide electricity for the facility, but they shade the cars parked underneath them.
Reno Contracting is NO. 70 Nationwide for LEED / Green Construction according to the ENR,
9th in California
and 5th in Southern California.
In addition to energy savings, Reno ESP is equipped to help clients conserve another valuable resource, water. By utilizing incentives and rebates offered by local water authorities we can recommend water conservation strategies and projects that minimize capital investment while maximize savings on water and sewer bills. From installing low-flow plumbing fixtures to recycling captured rainwater, Reno ESP can help a new or existing building minimize the use of the southwest’s most precious natural resource.
Are you ready to get started or learn more? Reno is recognized as a leading commercial contractor: proven, trusted, competent and strong. Our talented and skilled professionals are here to help you formulate and implement a strategic game plan to achieve your individual goals. For more information, visit the new website, www.renoesp.com, and contact us with any questions at (619) 220-0224.
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