Energy + Sustainability Engineering
Energy + Sustainability
services
Engineering a Sustainable Future

Life-cycle cost of any facility or proposed system alternative is a key component to effective decision making. At the heart of this process is Energy evaluation. With actual proven net-zero energy projects and the tools to evaluate them, energy use is a primary focus of our firm.

Energy Modeling

Our professionals are experienced with current technology and the requirements for Title 24, ASHRAE, and LEED. We provide a wide range of energy modeling and simulation services and expertise and have considerable experience using commercial and proprietary energy software and analysis tools. Where software does not exist, we have developed our own tools.  Where data is unavailable for modeling, we collect it ourselves.

Green Building Support

tk1sc can assist with CALGreen support, LEED Administration, or Living Building Challenge certification. We cater our services to your project needs ranging from complete green and sustainable project management to energy consulting and recommendations. Whether you are interested in pursuing a green building certification or just looking to optimize efficiency, We are here to help.

Residential + HERS Testing

tk1sc offers a variety of residential services including Home Energy Rating System (HERS) compliance and incentive services. This includes design, construction and testing support for all project types. We offer Strategy, Commissioning (fundamental, enhanced, and monitoring-based), Green Building Support, Auditing, Energy Modeling Simulation, HERS Testing, Incentive & Funding Applications services for homes, multifamily buildings, and midrise residences.

Measurement + Verification

Measurement and Verification (M&V) is one of our most unique and strongest service offerings. Our cross discipline experience in energy assessment, commissioning, controls design, MEP engineering, incentive support, and in depth understanding of the various M&V protocols allows us to develop cost effective M&V Plans and strategies for all project sizes and complexities.

Carbon Accounting + Reporting

tk1sc can provide carbon audit and reporting services to our clients as well as developing Climate Action Plans to address our client’s goals to reduce their greenhouse gas footprint.

Simulation

We offer lighting, daylighting, thermal comfort, solar radiation and computational fluid dynamic simulations. Our professionals are experienced with current technology and the requirements for Title 24, ASHRAE, and LEED. Our team is experienced and credentialed in major modeling software programs as well as emerging technologies. The majority of simulations are for energy optimization/models and are widely used for code compliance and green building certification.

Incentive + Rebate Support

Our team has experience with local, state, and national incentive programs related to energy and water savings. We also have unique expertise and experience assisting our clients with their Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program applications and completing California Utility Allowance Calculations (CUAC). Other programs/providers we have provided support for include LADWP, EETAP, SCE, SDG&E, PG&E, RCx, and more.

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design is a consideration in all of our projects. Understanding that any building is a long-term investment and workplace for those who occupy it, sustainable practices must be considered for all building systems. This philosophy continues through the life of a project from early system evaluation and life-cycle costing through construction administration and commissioning services.

Strategy + Planning

Our engineers’ broad experience and highly developed analysis capabilities allow us to work on a wide scope of projects. We present the right solution for the project regardless of scale or detail. Our projects range from small remodel projects to large development projects and building portfolios.  Our larger master planning projects focus on campus or development wide energy efficiency, central energy plants, and onsite energy generation

Training + Support

We are leaders in technical knowledge and application of building energy systems. Our team is closely linked with educational institutions providing teaching and research support. We also offer industry peer training on all topics related to our core services.

Energy Auditing

There are essentially three levels of energy audits as defined by ASHRAE’s “Procedures for Commercial Energy Audits.” Our engineers are equipped to provide LEED and CALGreen documentation at each level. tk1sc performs audits and commissioning for mechanical, electrical, lighting, plumbing, landscape irrigation and renewable energy systems in both new and existing buildings.

COMMISSIONING
Memberships &
Certifications
250 +
Projects Successfully
Commissioned
Building Commissioning Association
The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is an international nonprofit organization with more than 1,200 members from the commercial building industry who are committed to the highest standards and practices for the commissioning process.
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AABC Commissioning Group
Established in 2005, the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) is a non-profit association of commissioning companies whose fundamental principles include independence, and training and education.
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Certified Commissioning Firm
Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) adheres to the industries best practices in the practice of commissioning and provide highest quality service to potential clients and the commitment to the advancement of the commissioning industry.
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How
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Design Options
Delegated
Design
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Construction Document Review Phase
  • Construction Administration Services
Design Assist
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Coordination / Bid level drawings
  • Calculations (if needed)
Full Design
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Permit-ready drawings
  • Full Scope to include
    1. Schematic Design
    2. Design Development
    3. Construction Document
    4. Bid Review
    5. Construction Administration
  • Commissioning Services
Energy + Sustainability
PROJECTS
Kaiser Permanente - Playa Vista
Los Angeles, CA

This project is a new 35,000 square-foot medical office building. The facility houses 24 primary care and six mental health providers and includes adult primary care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, mental health, nurse clinic, lifestyle medicine, blood draw, pharmacy, and imaging (general radiology, mammography, and ultrasound). tk1sc's design services included mechanical, plumbing, and LEED energy modeling services. The project pursued a LEED v4 certification.

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Riverside County Law Building
Riverside, CA

90,000 SF Office building housing the Indio branch of the Riverside County Law Library and offices of the offices for the district attorney, public defender and county counsel. The project earned a LEED Platinum rating in 2015.The project was a Public-Private Partnership (P3) endeavor. This three-story, approximately 90,000-square-foot facility provides offices for the district attorney, public defender, county counsel and the Indio branch of the Riverside County Law Library.

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Jumpman Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Jumpman's new flagship store is a 24,000 square foot tenant improvement of a historic building located in downtown Los Angeles. tk1sc designed the new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and lighting systems that the landmark building required, including a pinnacle product lounge, sports-science-equipped Flight Lab, and a full regulation-size rooftop basketball court.

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