Define existing conditions to help frame productive long-term energy use and savings strategy. Our baseline evaluation includes reviews of the following:
- As-built / architecture plans
- Equipment inventory and operating parameters
- Existing contracts and lease agreements
- Monitoring and maintenance plans
- Specific plans and specifications
- Utility bills / cost forecasts
The Sigma Group offers the tools to evaluate renewable energy for residential development and commercial and industrial applications:
- Biomass combustion
- Geothermal heating and cooling
- Solar electricity
- Solar hot water
- Utility purchase programs
- Wind energy
- Energy assessments
We will prepare concept designs and obtain contractor quotes for the selected sustainability strategies to prepare preliminary budget information and the simple payback.
Proformas, ROI, and Payback
How much will it cost and what is the payback period? Sigma offers assistance developing project budgets and analyzing the return on investment using both simple payback methods and traditional life-cycle analysis to determine the expected time frame to offset capital and operating expenses.
Water Saving Solutions
Do you understand your water use and discharge costs? Sigma is adept at assisting clients with problems to quickly increase revenue and decrease expenses.
Sigma brings a wide range of experience and success obtaining grant monies to off-set feasibility studies and capital expenses:
- Focus on Energy
- Local power company
- Private philanthropy
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Wisconsin Department of Commerce
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Achieve LEED® Certification
The Sigma Group experienced professionals assist clients in producing sustainable residential, commercial, and industrial developments. Proper demolition, planning for reuse and recycling, brownfield redevelopment, site design, owner’s representative services, building assessment and commissioning services, and environmental quality-related services all help ensure sustainability.
Being involved in the process from the start, Sigma maximizes LEED points to save clients money through improved efficiencies and smart design.
Sigma LEED-accredited staff can help you attain your LEED point credit goals in the following areas:
- Energy and atmosphere
- Indoor environment quality
- Innovation and design process
- Materials and resources
- Sustainable sites
- Water efficiency
You can reduce your footprint while saving money. Sigma professionals will help get the most out of your green development.