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Chiller Water Plant

Know Your Chiller Performance…Maximize its Efficiency

Are Your Chillers Maximizing the Operational Potential? With warmer months approaching, is your Chilled Water Plant ready to handle the heat? Is the annual evaporator and condenser maintenance keeping your electrical consumption (kWh) and demand (KW) low and energy savings high? How do you know if your Chilled Water Plant is operating at peak efficiency…

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Feasibility Study

How to be Certain a Building Infrastructure Renovation can be Accomplished

Answering the big question: Is the project feasible? When an old building needs to be repurposed, how can a team validate and verify the infrastructure can support the remodel? What if a renovation challenging enough to question the integrity of the building is being considered? For example, transitioning a three-story office space into wet laboratories.…

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Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

A Building Information Model (BIM) is a visual representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility; a systematic quality control process that ensures that all building systems are coordinated according to the design intent and Owner’s operational needs. This is achieved by coordinating architectural, mechanical, electrical, structural, plumbing, and HVAC equipment drawings into a…

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Synergy Careers

What is it like to be a Team Member at Synergy Engineers?

Synergy Engineers: The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Synergy is a team of design engineers, commissioning experts, data analytics, and facility health engineers that love their work and have fun while setting clients up for…

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Arc Flash hazards are dangerous and costly.

Does Arc Flash Keep You Awake at Night?

Arc Flash hazards are dangerous and costly. This “luminous bridge formed in a gap between two electrodes can occur during a fault, or short circuit condition, that passes through an arc gap. This causes an ionization of the air, potentially expelling large amounts of deadly energy with temperatures that can reach as high as 35,000…

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Building Intelligence Data Analytics

Building Intelligence Webinar #2: Three Steps to Make Data Your Most Powerful Asset

The value is not the data. The value is the action you take with the data. Key Takeaways: Controls + Integration Understanding the Source of your Data Analytics + Fault Detection Visit our Facility Intelligence Engineering page for more information.

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Building Intelligence Data Analytics

Building Intelligence Webinar #1: Is Your Building As Smart As You Are?

What is Building Intelligence and how can you know if your facility is smart, or not? Key Takeaways: Why having a smart facility is important What makes your building intelligent Steps you can take today to increase your facility intelligence Visit our Facility Intelligence Services page for more information.

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Cleanrooms, Labs, Specialized Environments

Synergy Cleanrooms, Labs, and Specialized Environments

Cleanrooms, Labs, and Specialized Environments are characterized as high energy consumption spaces with environmental controls and codes that are unique to their use. Synergy focuses on delivering high-performance, energy-efficient, and well-balanced systems that meet your project requirements. Operational costs account for 85% of the life-cycle cost of a building while construction accounts for 5% of…

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What Could Your School Do with a Free $15,000

What Could Your School Do with a Free $15,000

The State of Michigan wants to give you FREE MONEY to make your schools more energy efficient. School administrators have a tough job;making sure their buildings are safe, reliable, and energy-efficient while not interfering with the education of the future minds of students in Michigan.

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4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Commissioning Agent

4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Commissioning Agent

It’s one thing to write a Commissioning report and hand off the findings to facilities, but what if there’s a problem after construction is done? What if your team has never operated/maintained a specific chiller or boiler and has questions? Your Commissioning Agent should be the Owner advocate and partner to help navigate these issues…

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