EMCOR Services Fluidics is helping building owners comply with the City of Philadelphia’s new benchmarking law (Bill #120428), which requires all buildings 50,000 square feet and larger to benchmark energy and water consumption annually.
Having performed hundreds of energy benchmarks to-date---for companies such as Liberty Property Trust, Brandywine Realty, and BPG Properties---Fluidics is continuing to help Philadelphia building owners not only meet the requirements of the new law, but also benefit from the benchmarking process by identifying energy saving opportunities.
The leading mechanical service provider in the greater Philadelphia area, EMCOR Services Fluidics is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses and government.
The deadline to comply with the new benchmarking bill---by assembling and submitting energy and water use data for 2012---is October 31, 2013. Buildings that miss this date are subject to a $300 fine for the first month the data is late, and a $100/day penalty thereafter.
To complete benchmarking, Fluidics simply needs 12-months of utility bills, and some basic building information. A computer software program compiles the data and formats it to meet Philadelphia’s benchmarking requirements. If the building qualifies for Energy Star certification, an in-house team can also perform the Energy Star application and validation process. Energy Star certified buildings and plants are proven to meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA; the designation can be a powerful marketing tool in a highly competitive leasing environment.
“While the mandate to compile, organize, and submit necessary benchmarking data might appear overly burdensome and expensive, the process can actually be done at a modest cost and can potentially result in significant cost savings,” stated Edward Quinn, Chairman & CEO, Fluidics. “Benchmarking can be an opportunity for owners to gain a better understanding of their buildings’ energy usage and identify energy efficiency measures that might be implemented at minimal cost.”
As an example, Fluidics recently completed the benchmarking process for George F Kempf Supply Company, a distributor of building materials for contractors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware since 1950. Its 260,000 square foot headquarters in Southwest Philadelphia at 5200 Grays Avenue includes 35,000 square feet of office space and 225,000 square feet of warehouse space. Benchmarking enabled the company to comply with the new Philadelphia law and determined that the building qualifies for Energy Star certification, since it received an Energy Star rating of 95 out of 100. Specific energy performance metrics were also identified, that will enable the company to implement future energy efficiency measures to cut energy costs in the future.
About EMCOR Services Fluidics
Founded in 1968, EMCOR Services Fluidics provides a full array of mechanical services to businesses in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Delaware. The company’s services include 24-hour, 365-day mobile response and preventive maintenance, onsite building operations and maintenance services as well as HVAC and plumbing retrofit projects. Headquartered in Philadelphia with an office in Wilmington, DE, EMCOR Services Fluidics is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2013 revenues of ~$6.6B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services and a provider of critical infrastructure systems. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 28,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.
Bruce Ross Associates Inc.
Bruce Ross, 212-768-1155
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