The role of MEP consultants is directly related to our quality of life. It’s not intuitive to think of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers in this way but these are the professionals who most affect our indoor and outdoor living environments. Indoors, these engineers control the quality of the air we breathe, the temperature, our lighting needs, the water, and the overall environment that everyone of us needs for basic and sustained comfort. Outdoors, their efforts affect what is released into the environment such as CO2emissions and wastewater.
Whether it is constructing a new facility, renovating, or maintaining an existing building, the systems should adapt and grow just like your business. It all begins with MEP consultants that will deliver quality results and reduce project risk while delivering creative designs and energy savings that directly improve your bottom line.
Title 24 Compliance and Energy Analysis
Title 24 covers mechanical, electrical, and plumbing standards that affect energy use in the state of California. Any work requiring permits must be Title 24 compliant.Once you are compliant, you submit the certificate to the city. They review it along with your permit application. Once approved, you will receive a Certificate of Occupancy. The city will then send the compliance to the state to have on record. You can now open your doors for business.
Commissioning is about assuring that buildings and projects meet all necessary requirements. Commissioning helps ensure that the facility will meet the needs of the owner and occupants. It also verifies that the building design meets owner requirements, construction conforms to contract documents, and building systems operate as needed. Our commissioning services are designed for:
- Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and associated controls.
- Lighting and daylighting controls.
- Domestic hot water.
- Renewable energy.
Once the project is near its end, we will verify all equipment is installed, running, and consuming energy as intended according to design and specifications.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system. It provides third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. At K2D, we offer cutting-edge and affordable technology to help clients meet all LEED requirements.
Renewable energy systems require in-depth electrical designs in order to function at peak efficiency. Our solar engineers are experienced in designing commercial, state-of-the-art solar projects. K2D has a team of solar engineering consultants that provide complete solutions for solar photovoltaic (PV) design, solar structure design, solar system design. We also have experts for solar battery storage systems. Our solar solutions creatively integrate renewable energy systems into utility infrastructures and buildings with great results. We also offer support utilities, wind energy, solar thermal, solar electric, and solar thermal systems.
Facilities System Design
Sophisticated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems involve more than just installing wiring, pipes, ventilation, and equipment. Highly specialized system installations require a level of expertise and experience not typically found in general construction contractors. Our MEP consultants have the expertise and skill sets necessary to develop high-quality design/build industrial construction projects to ensure both maximum functionality and regulatory compliance. We understand all the elements involved, such as the specific building codes and regulations that need to be met, including all state and local energy, electrical, sewer/water, fire, and safety requirements.
Installing eco-friendly systems is a benefit to both the environment and your budget. Thanks to advancements in design technology, sustainability in MEP engineering is a realistic and profitable endeavor. Five examples of leading MEP technologies that are making our world more sustainable include:
- Air conditioners powered by artificial intelligence.
- Ventilation with heat recovery.
- Smart control units and sensors.
- Solar collectors.
- High-efficiency heat pumps.
Helping Build a Greener Tomorrow, Today
K2D provides specific solutions to your project challenges. We strive to minimize the operating costs, reduce downtime, and analyze energy consumption for existing buildings to determine ways to make them more energy-efficient and cost-effective.Today’s facilities must be built to last many decades with the foresight to ensure a maximum lifecycle.