Services: The Operations Phase
Once construction has been completed, the Operations Phase begins and continues for the life of the building. During this longest stage of a project cycle, it is of great importance that key operations and maintenance criteria are monitored and track to ensure that the building performs as it was designed, that it is operated as efficiently as possible, and that ongoing management enables it to continue to perform at the highest level.
Our services here are focused of monitoring and tracking energy use and operations to maximize its efficiency of use:
- For clients who wish to increase the efficiency or marketability of existing projects or property portfolios, we offer feasibility reviews of projects to determine their general efficiency of operation, opportunity for improvements, and potential for certification.
- For existing building clients, we offer complete comprehensive green building certification services (LEED BE:O&M and BREEAM In-Use), including: all operations policy development and management, efficiency review and optimization, and retro-commissioning services.
- We assist property management teams in tracking energy and water consumption over the buildings operational lifespan both to maximize efficiency, as well as to help identify any problems and recognize opportunity for improvements.
- For projects that have chose to pursue green building certification, in this phase we compile the remaining project documentation and guide the project through the final review and certification procedures.
Steps to Other Phases
Our distinction of this phase of service generally coincides with the typical project development timeline as used within the a) Czech norm, b) RIBA Plan of Work, or c) AIA Best Practices, including as follows: a) Occupancy; b) Stage L / 7 – Post Practical Completion / In-Use; c) Closeout and Post-Occupancy Evaluation Phases