Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Expert Witness

Our energy saving consultants are Certified Energy Managers and LEED accredited professionals

As an energy-efficiency expert witness, Ivey Engineering analyzes, tests and provides opinions regarding the energy efficiency of building systems, including HVAC systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems and building envelopes.

To develop recommendations and opinions, IEI’s energy saving consultants perform inspections, energy audits, testing and measurement, review of design documents, energy modeling and calculations.

energy efficiency expert witness

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Energy Efficiency Consulting

Ivey Engineering is retained by building owners, other design professionals, contractors, law firms and insurance companies. Sometimes the retention is pursuant to a dispute or lawsuit.  IEI’s consulting services include:

  • Measurement and verification
  • Analyze completed energy projects for compliance with objectives
  • Analyze existing facilities for potential energy savings
  • Provide recommendations and design work
  • Provide testing and documentation required for government and utility rebates
  • Analyze projects that are alleged to have comfort problems
  • Analyze existing operation and maintenance procedures and system fitness
  • Perform peer review of energy saving project proposals and designs
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Marijuana Cultivation

Facility Consulting

The legalization of marijuana use in various states has sparked an increase in the number of indoor grow facilities across the western United States. With the growth of the cannabis cultivation market comes numerous and unique challenges regarding appropriate equipment for filtration, carbon dioxide enrichment, LED/HPS lighting, carbon scrubbers and explosion-proof lighting. There are also concerns involving NFPA 58 butane regulations.

The growth of the indoor agriculture market has created growing concerns from municipal building officials charged with enforcement. Building owners are faced with issues surrounding code compliance and building designation:

  • Electrical service panel upsizing in retrofitted buildings due to an increase in energy demands
  • Wet/damp water usage in close proximity to electrical lighting
  • Sand/oil interceptors and retention basins
  • Fire prevention in the consumable edible processing plants
  • Air sniffers on property boundary lines
  • Ozone filters, pesticides, and fumigation regulations

IEI mechanical and electrical engineers are trained in a variety of areas, such as plumbing, ventilation, humidity control, electrical, lighting design, energy efficiency, air quality, water conservation and building codes. Our indoor grow facility consultants are frequently retained on cases involving design and installation errors and can provide the appropriate solution for your type of building:

  • Chemical extraction facilities
  • Industrial processing
  • Group U agricultural
  • Group F factory
  • High-hazard group H occupancy type buildings

Whether your building was used for cultivation, processing, a testing lab or sales store, our experts have the knowledge and experience to opine on the majority of design related questions.

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We are seasoned professionals

Our staff of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and service and repair professionals has experience in all facets of energy efficiency and all types of facilities, including residential buildings, commercial buildings, institutional facilities, industrial facilities and central plants. We are knowledgeable in energy management design and construction standards of care and as testifiers. Our team includes energy efficiency experts who are licensed Professional Engineers, Certified Energy Managers (CEM) and LEED accredited professionals.

We Know the Standards

Ivey Engineering’s experts are knowledgeable in all major energy codes and standards:

  • International Energy Code (IEC)
  • ASHRAE Standard 90.1
  • ASHRAE Standard 62.1
  • ASHRAE Standard 62.2
  • ASHRAE Standard 55
  • ASHRAE Standard 189.1
  • Model Energy Code (MEC)
  • California Title 24 Energy Standards
  • Various other state and local energy codes
  • Energy Star standards