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Jul 9th 2019

5 Ways MEP Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Bottom Line

Whether you’re a building owner, architect or contractor, it’s essential to work with professional MEP consulting engineers on new construction or renovation projects to optimize building performance, minimize operating costs and improve ROI.

Benefits of MEP Consulting Engineers for New Construction or Renovation Projects

MEP consulting engineers work closely with organizations throughout the design, construction and operating processes by analyzing and evaluating systems from beginning to end. By fully integrating with a building’s architecture, MEP consulting engineers can coordinate building performance and operations, while maximizing the building owner’s investment. 

Let’s take a look at five ways that MEP consulting engineers can impact a new construction or building renovation project. 

1. HVAC

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) considerations vary greatly from building to building. MEP consulting engineers can tailor the systems to each building’s equipment and usage needs to increase efficiency. Examples include:

  • Designing automation techniques to help conserve energy
  • Predicting what design will deliver the best occupant comfort and indoor air quality 
  • Implementing environmentally-friendly practices for LEED certification

 

2. LIGHTING

Indoor lighting accounts for more than 10% of all electricity throughout the United States. It can also waste a lot of energy. MEP engineers can design the right system and automation techniques to help a building reduce energy from lighting usage. From natural daylighting strategies to smart light sensors, MEP consultants can aid in reducing electricity costs and design a more efficient indoor environment.  

 

3. PLUMBING

By incorporating water conservation techniques, MEP consulting engineers can help to make buildings more cost-effective and efficient for owners. This includes sustainable designs for: 

  • Fire suppression
  • Sewer
  • Drinking water
  • Irrigation water
  • Storm water 
  • Wastewater systems

 

4. ENERGY

Beyond HVAC, lighting and plumbing designs, MEP energy engineering consultants can strategize additional energy conservation solutions. By implementing smart building and green design practices that monitor a building’s performance, engineers can reduce overall energy consumption and improve operational performance levels. 

 

5. SAFETY

Owners must prioritize building safety while constructing a new building or renovating a historical building. MEP engineering consultants can customize the right fire and plumbing solutions to meet specific building code requirements. 

Experienced MEP Consulting Engineers Providing Long-Term Value

The best way to achieve optimal building performance and sustainability is by working with professional MEP consulting engineers. KMB Design Group is a leading MEP engineering firm in the United States, applying innovative solutions for mixed use and retail development, grocery and retail stores, hospitality, office building and corporate interiors, industrial, institutional and much more.

With vast experience in complex LEED projects and energy intensive markets, our team looks to implement environmentally sound practices on all projects based upon historical evidence of practical, economical results.

Contact us to learn more.