October 9, 2015

Division Detail: So What Is Building Analytics?

People know Cleary Zimmermann as the largest MEP engineering firm in San Antonio, but are sometimes a little less familiar with our other service divisions. One of these divisions is Building Analytics, a service line dedicated to complex building optimization using cutting edge programs to achieve maximum energy efficiency and limited environmental impact.

What is Building Analytics?

Cleary Zimmermann’s Building Analytics division specializes in complex building optimization tailored specifically for each project we complete. Our team provides analytic services using more than 20 software types for clients looking to maximize building system efficiency for low environmental impact and high cost-effectiveness. We assist our clients in a variety of ways, from creating building system standards, to selecting window glazing, to finding significant rebates for their efficient building systems. Our Building Analytics team is specifically dedicated to system analysis, sustainability, energy optimization and building analysis. To date, this team has provided a range of services for projects such as the new GSA San Antonio Federal Courthouse, USDA Energy Audits in three locations, Energy Analysis for Saint Mary’s Hall campus-wide buildings, and Analytics for the new Prairie View A&M University Agriculture and Business Building, among many more, and is highly familiar with sustainability standards set by organizations such as USGBC, Green Globes, ASHRAE, Architecture 2030 and others.

What Services Does Building Analytics Offer?

Our Building Analytics Division offers a wide range of services, including but not limited to:

  • Building Physics
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Carbon Management
  • Energy Audits
  • Benchmarking
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Rebate Analysis
  • Energy Modeling
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Passive HVAC Analysis
  • Solar Analysis
  • Façade Thermal Analysis
  • Climatic Analysis
  • Bioclimatic Analysis
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Daylighting
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Design

What Does Building Analytics Look Like?

Due to the diverse nature of services that our Building Analytics Division offers, no two projects we complete look quite alike. Many things affect what services our clients utilize, including sustainability and energy efficiency goals, institutional and code requirements, and budget. Any owner can benefit from Building Analytics, and we have worked with clients in the federal, municipal, higher education, K-12 and corporate sectors, among others.

Below are some selected Building Analytics projects. Click on the corresponding picture to learn more about each project.

  • San Antonio Federal Courthouse
  • Alamo Architects/ LPA Architects’ Offices
  • City of San Antonio Energy Audits

By Joyce Fienman