Equilibrium works with our clients early in the design process to determine actual needs, and to come up with innovative, sustainable, cost effective solutions. Equilibrium’s primary focus is to provide accurately sized and reliable mechanical systems that don’t cost a fortune to operate. Employing Equilibrium’s design professionals to work alongside your management and operational teams will ensure that the final product meets the needs of your building and its occupants.
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems make up a large portion of a typical building’s annual energy consumption, and directly affect the comfort level of tenants. Having a properly designed HVAC system means higher productivity, lower operating costs and a healthy environment for the building’s occupants. Equilibrium’s Professional Engineering team works closely with our clients, and the trades to ensure that the finished HVAC system is cost effective, reliable and efficient.
Commissioning is the often-overlooked process of verifying that newly modified or installed systems are done in accordance with design standards and specifications. A recent study undertaken by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) found that approximately 10-15% of the equipment specified in construction plans never actually makes it into the building. Hiring an independent commissioning agent ensures that you have a third party verifying that you get what you’ve paid for.
LEED® is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED® provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.