Services

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360 Analytics works with multidisciplinary teams to predict, analyze, and verify performance and cost-savings associated with building efficiency technologies and design.  We specialize in using whole building energy modeling software, however our approach relies heavily upon research and engineering fundamentals to generate analysis inputs and verify results.  Our services include:

Informing Design of New and Existing Buildings

  • Design phase optimization of energy efficiency measures
  • Early scoping, shoebox modeling, and goal setting
  • Analysis-driven recommendations for energy efficiency strategies and value engineering decisions
  • Modeling to support compliance with green building standards, such as LEED and Built Green
  • Energy code compliance analysis and documentation
  • Applications and calculations for custom utility incentive programs
  • 12-month post-occupancy comparison of energy model results to actual utility bills included with most contracts

Evaluation of Existing Building Performance and Retrofit Analysis

  • Utility bill analysis, including energy, water, and other utilities
  • Portfolio benchmarking
  • On-site assessment of building systems
  • Retrofit recommendations based on analysis
  • Life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA)
  • Utility incentive coordination

Measurement and Verification (M&V)

  • Develop and implement M&V plans for various purposes, including LEED-NC EAc5
  • Define metering plans to fit project goals, and verify accuracy of installed metering systems
  • Calibration of whole building energy models (IPMVP-Option D, ASHRAE Guideline 14-Calibrated Simulation)
  • Use of proprietary software tools to quickly create custom eQUEST schedules and weather data files from monitored data

Simulation Tool We Use

  • eQUEST/DOE-2.2, DOE-2.2R, and eQUEST Batch Processing
  • OpenStudio/EnergyPlus
  • WINDOW/OPTICS and THERM two-dimensional finite element analysis.   
  • WATSUN (solar water heating) and GS2000 (ground loop heat exchangers)
  • 2013 California Building Energy Code Compliance (CBECC) software
  • ASHRAE 90.1/Seattle EnvStd envelope compliance software