HERITAGE ARCHITECTUREIS IMPLEMENTING INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES TO CREATE FACILITIES ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Heritage Architecture is a green practice, consistent in providing sustainable and energy-driven solutions through distinctive services inarchitecture, interiors, planning & energy management. Since 1999, our firmhas steadily advanced by building upon trust to foster collaborative and open communications with our clients. We have developed rewarding relationships with agencies and clients in federal facilities, affordable housing, K-12 and commercial real estate through purposedaccountability and accessibility. Our attentiveness to vision is driven by our unwavering dedication to produce quality technical solutions. Our successes are shaped by an attentive team of registered, LEED-accredited and Certified Energy Managers. Collectively, we sustain a hands-on, collegial atmosphere supporting innovation and attentiveness to detail that ensures each client receives unwaveringguidance throughout the project process. We set ourselves apart with ease of access to our team, flexibility and direct involvement from one principal partner through the design process.
Our firm administers professionalism and critical thinkingfrom start to completion. We define ourselves by adheringto clients’ ideas and vision for creating a new space orbuilding. Then, we energize this vision through a rigorousprocess that transforms these aspirations into reality. Withtwelve years of refined experience on our side, we havedetermined that responsiveness, focused implementation,and constructive attitudes make all the difference. You canassume that we account for:Culture: We select our account managers to align withyour agency’s staff to preserve enduring relationshipsAssimilation: As the client, you are our top priority thecenter of the design process while the architect is key tomanaging and assembling a unified teamBalance: Budget, schedule, and SOW are the link tomaintaining the project standards keeping both the clientand architect mutually involvedApproachable: We encourage open and directcommunication by keeping you informed at every step ofthe project process
We design energy savings projects at federal, state and commercial facilities. Our focus is to reduce facilities’operating costs and improve each asset value. We work withclients to meet their environmental, social and economic goals & reduce their carbon footprints.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENTHeritage is an experienced provider of design andengineering services to the federal government and itsagencies through Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity(IDIQ) contracts. Our work with the General ServicesAdministration (GSA) provided architecture design andengineering solutions, agency space planning, interiordesign and energy efficiency solutions. Our waterefficiency study at Rodino Federal Office Building willutilize gallons of water daily for the building’scooling/chiller towers and reduce demand for municipalwater.HOUSING AUTHORITIESWe performed energy and green criteria analysis for BaxterPark Development in accordance with Enterprise GreenCommunities’ criteria for sustainable and energy efficientprojects.STATE GOVERNMENTHeritage conducted major energy audits with support fromM&E Engineering to NJ State Parks facilities in WarrenCounty with the goal of reducing energy consumption andintroducing renewable energy solutions.
IMPROVING PERFORMANCE & CREATING EFFICIENCYENERGY SOLUTIONSAt Heritage, our team applies know-how and vast knowledge to the design strategies andenergy analysis. Our clients trust Heritage to apply our engineering expertise to developcustomized energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Energy engineering andconsulting services include sustainability consulting, energy auditing, energy master planningand project design development. We also procure the incentive and rebate applications.ENERGY AUDITAn energy audit is an analysis to assess the performance of an existing building’s envelope,heating, hot water, and lighting, and provides insight to targeting opportunities for energyefficiency improvements that result in reductions of utility expenses and drive overall cost-savings.Energy audits vary by scope and complexity. A walk-through audit outlines the energy systemsin your building. A full audit analyzes two or more years of utility consumption and spending,review of building plans, and a walk-through with survey of the building and systems. At thecompletion of the audit, we provide a detailed report of Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) orEnergy Conservation Measures (ECMs) specifically customized to your building.VIRTUAL ENERGY MODELINGBuilding modeling and simulation is a focus tool that creates high performance design. It is thecentral information systems that link building envelope, HVAC integration and day-lighting. AtHeritage Architecture, we integrate 3D modeling & BIM to create initial building models as abase for energy simulation programs. We then use this to explore energy optimizationoptions and compare baseline building performance. We will analyze data collected during theassessment phase to size mechanical systems relative to existing building envelope to amplifyobjectives and effectiveness.
BUILDING CONTROLSBuilding control mechanisms will monitor the entirety of your building’s energy consumptionensuring that energy conservation measures are properly implemented. Based upon buildingoperations we design the system best suited for operations, building occupancy and usercomfort.DAYLIGHTING & EFFICIENT LIGHTING DESIGNTo analyze daylighting we use ECOtect modeling tools that capture the highest level of naturallighting while reducing load requirements. We then supplement our design with energy efficientlighting technologies monitored by occupancy sensors and advanced controls that achieveproductivity and benefit user comfort.BUILDING COMFORT (HVAC)A substantial portion of your building’s energy consumption is directly consumed by Heating,Ventilation and A/C systems. With system commissioning and efficiency improvements andmaintenance, you can vastly reduce building’s energy consumption and perk up systemperformance. We utilize an Integrated Design Approach to evaluate and optimize each building’ssystem.WATER RESOURCESWater conservation is a demonstrated efficiency strategy that provides energy andenvironmental cost savings. In addition to the savings associated with the cost and use of thewater itself, other savings come from reducing pumping energy, sewer costs, and consumingless energy for water heating. Solutions include the development, analysis, and design of waterreduction technologies in client facilities.
RENEWABLE ENERGYRenewable energy findings are evaluated by site location,building footprint and orientation. Once a preliminarylayout is underway, we will run calculations to determinesize and energy output of proposed systems. These resultsare then incorporated into the energy simulation model.GRANTS & INCENTIVESThe Heritage team is fully educated on current state andfederal tax credits and incentives for energy competencemeasures. We prepare comprehensive project-specificworksheets of applicable programs best suited to your site.CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENTWe provide Construction Management that ensures EnergyMeasures are well executed. We offer up constructioncontract management, subcontractor procurement,construction site supervision and quality controlinspections.
SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTINGLEED DocumentationHeritage offers full coordination of the LEED documentation effort, including set-up and management of the LEEDOnline application, ECO charrettes, interpretation of credit requirements, design reviews against LEED criteria,contractor coordination and submittal reviews, and final LEED submittal. For the duration of this process weprovide the ROI and a Life Cycle Analysis.LEED-EB, OMManagement of all components of the LEED-EB: OM certification process for existing buildings and complete realestate portfolios. By implementing sustainable operations and maintenance practices we aid owners and facilitiesmanagers in meeting their sustainability goals.Enterprise Green CommunitiesThis program is sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners, focusing on providing clear and efficient frameworkfor sustainability and affordable housing development.
Energy Star ComplianceUtilization of the Energy Star Portfolio Manager, allows usto coordinate the entire rebate and financial incentivesprocess, including establishing the baseline during pre-design, design simulation to measure energy savings, andfinal implementation of Energy Conservation Measures(ECMs).FEDERAL HIGH PERFORMANCE SUSTAINABLEBUILDING (HPSB)Implemented by GSA, HPSB is a standard based on the fivesustainable principals, issued by the Office of Managementand Budget on December 5, 2008, as an update toExecutive Order 13423.The program goals are to employ Integrated Assessment,Operation and Management Principles by forming anintegrated design team to develop and implement policyregarding sustainable operations and maintenancepractices, and employing re-commissioning to verifyperformance.
CASE STUDY: PEQUEST &HACKETTSTOWN TROUT HATCHERIES ENERGY ANALYSIS & ENERGY Heritage was requested by the NJDPMC & NJDEP to prepare an Energy Analysis Report to reduce Operating CONSERVATION MEASURES (ECM) Expenses of the Pequest Trout Hatchery site and five buildings. The analysis, prepared with M&E Engineers, introduced facility operations, established baseline energy consumption and addressed the potential for renewable energy solutions including photovoltaic panels, windmills and geothermal power. The 235 acre site, located in Oxford, New Jersey, includes five main buildings for trout operations, waterways and raceways, landscape and wooded areas and connecting roadways. The team prepared the Baseline Energy Model using Equest™ software, to establish each building’s baseline and proposed energy conservation measures based on the improvement model. The analysis explored all possible energy saving measures, and provided recommendations for each building and cost estimates for each proposed ECM. System investigation included HVAC equipment, distribution systems, lighting and switches, pump and water systems, and plumbing systems.
CASE STUDY: VA FEDERAL OFFICE BUILDING SYSTEMS UPGRADES & The GSA’s objective for this project was to explore possibleENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES ECM’s for this historic building, and implement them to (ECM) reduce operating expenses and maintenance cost. The systems investigated include the elevators, basement lighting, boiler and chiller operations and hot water heating. HA responded to a fast track schedule requested by the GSA to prepare a Level II energy audit report, prepare the ECM summary and cost analysis, measure energy reduction, and detail each ECM. We prepared utility bills analysis to determine annual energy usage and used this baseline to measure energy reduction for each system proposed. During the construction documents phase, we transformed the ECMs into design and detail documents and prepared the project for bidding including detailed construction cost estimates. The building had the potential for installation of a Solar Hot Water system due to its orientation and good solar exposure. We prepared shading diagrams to identify potential locations, prepared the system simulation, and designed the panel installation based on the analysis. The analysis is based on Level II Standards as per ASHRAE Guidelines for Energy Audits in commercial Buildings & Executive Order EO 13423.