EECO2 can provide detailed evaluation of the energy efficiency performance of capital projects throughout the design process to ensure that new facilities and refurbishment projects operate optimally and in compliance with relevant directives.
We have developed a portfolio of design guides and energy efficiency standards for several clients who use these within their capital project teams and also to educate project engineering design and delivery contractors.
We have also created some innovative building energy modelling tools specifically for pharmaceutical facilities to help evaluate design options and predict future performance. These are unique in their specialism and complexity and have shown promising initial results for our clients.
More routinely, our expertise is sought to review designs at various stages through the design process in order to assess them for energy and sustainability and to challenge engineering design companies to improve their designs. As a starting point, we review the client User Requirement Specification (URS) as this often over-specifies requirements that are not needed for quality compliance and usability. Good examples of this are air change rates, temperatures and humidity specifications, which can often be set at more onerous levels than are really needed.
In summary, because of our expertise in cGMP and pharmaceutical manufacturing, we know what works and what does not, and can challenge our clients to be better, whilst never compromising product quality or safety.