Services

Commissioning

Commissioning

We use a structured, delicate process based on ASHRAE Guidelines and other industry standards. We continually work to refine our craft and enhance our services to you. 

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Design

Design

With every project, we strive to design and create state-of-the-art systems that provide a superior environmental climate, the highest level of energy efficiency, and an optimized economy of operation.

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Energy Modeling

Energy Modeling

Our initiative to allow clean energy to be the forefront of all of our work has shaped the way we see the future for optimal building performance. 

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Detailed Services on Commissioning

New Building Commissioning

Alpha specializes in new building commissioning. We use a structured, delicate process based on ASHRAE Guidelines and other dusty standards. Alpha Commissioning Engineers has experience with many different building systems including, but not limited to: 

 

  • HVAC Systems
  • Geothermal Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Laboratory Fume Hoods & Exhaust Systems
  • Laboratory Control Systems
  • High Purity Water Systems
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Emergency Power Systems
  • Fire Alarm and Fire Protection Systems
  • Data Systems
  • Security Systems

Re-Commissioning

 At Alpha, we work diligently to reduce a margin of error the first time around; however, as soon as a building is operational, systems begin to wear. Even the most energy efficient, “green” building systems will start to steer off from its original functionality. With recommissioning, the building operating and maintenance systems are examined and cleaned as needed; parts may be fixed or replaced, and systems reset as if they were being installed new. 

Retro-Commissioning

 

Alpha also provides Retro-Commissioning to existing buildings. Retro-Commissioning is a systematic process applied to existing buildings to identify and implement operational and maintenance improvements and ensure their continued performance over time. Depending on the age of the building, retro-commissioning can often resolve problems that occurred during the design/construction phase or address problems that have developed during the building’s life. As a whole, retro-commissioning is intended to improve a building’s operations and maintenance procedures and enhance overall building performance with low or no cost facility improvement measures.

Measurement & Verification

Our measurement and verification plans detail necessary quality assurance protocols, which include additional commissioning services to ensure that all metering equipment is calibrated and functional. Additional commissioning activities may include reviewing submittals and verifying the installation and calibration of the metering devices for the project. 


Meters may include:

  • Space conditioning load – cooling and heating
  • Commercial kitchen hot water, propane and electric
  • Building Propane
  • Building Electrical
  • Lighting​

Thermal Imaging

Detailed Services on Design

Designing M.E.P. Systems

Alpha is a leading professional engineering and design firm specialized in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering and consulting services all over the nation. We provide these engineering services for both new and renovated projects in a broad range of applications including, but not limited to, commercial, government, institutional and multi-family residential buildings. We meet the building system needs of today while also anticipating the needs of the future with sustainable, high performance, energy efficient solutions. With every project, we strive to design and create state-of-the-art systems that provide a superior environmental climate, the highest level of energy efficiency, and an optimized economy of operation. 


Listed below is some of the M.E.P. Services we provide:  

  • HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing BIM  
  • Shop Drawings  
  • Scheduling  
  • Riser Diagrams  
  • Bill of Material  
  • Detailing of MEP Components  
  • Parametric Component Modeling
  • Energy Analysis

Renewable Energy Design

Implementing renewable energy technologies in a cost-effective manner is one of the biggest challenges engineers and researchers are studying to overcome. With new studies being published every year on ways to enhance energy storage units, Alpha remains updated with these advancements to optimize the best solution. 


Some of the services we provide include:

  • ​Complete system design and documentation assistance
  • Renewable energy project feasibility assessments
  • Independent system performance testing
  • Industry-related training and education

Detailed Services on Energy Modeling

LEED™ Consultation

 The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a bench-marking and design assistance tool for building owners, designers, and construction professionals. The system recognizes and rewards choices that improve the environmental performance of buildings while providing a method to compare buildings of different types and locations. Here at Alpha, we strive to provide the best service for our clients and ensure maximum efficiency and results to each building we work on. We have a LEED Accredited Professional on our team that has worked with buildings that have used LEED 2009 rating system as well as the new LEED v4 rating system. We provide several options and resources to our clients to ensure that their building goals are achieved.  

Energy Analysis

Energy analysis is best done during the design phase of a building as well as during or after the construction phase. However, an energy analysis can be done during any stage of a project. Alpha has worked on multiple energy analysis software programs including eQuest and Trace 700. We will gladly work with you on any program more suitable for the project at hand. An energy analysis done early on in a project can help the design team uncover any design issues. It's beneficial to do an energy analysis prior to the construction phase to avoid additional construction costs.