Facilities Studies

The first step in any infrastructure-focused renovation project is to conduct a preliminary facility condition and energy assessment. This crucial first stage yields a "state of buildings" report that evaluate how facilities are currently operating, identifies potential issues and provides a blueprint for future improvements. 

Collage of Performance Services Team Conducting Facilities Studies

Why Choose Performance Services?

Performance Services has served public owners for decades and has delivered more than 600 successful building projects valued at $2 billion—all of which began with a facility study. We provide integrated services and rely on an in-house team of talented and experienced educational planners, architects, and engineers. 

Our Approach

A Facility Study often takes about 8-12 weeks. During that process, our architect and engineer thoroughly review buildings, considering customer priorities. Our team will walk the buildings, document their findings, and provide a detailed assessment report, including:

  • Building envelope assessment
  • Prioritized equipment replacement
  • Opportunities for energy savings
  • Actionable steps for improving air quality
  • Recommendations for long-term planning

School districts seeking master planning and educational programming consultancy may consider a thorough, programmatic facilities study. Our planning team can examine educational needs, growth capacity, current infrastructure, learning environment, safety, accessibility, curricular enhancement, technology, community areas, site traffic flow, and space needs for special education offerings and provide recommendations. Learn more about our educational planning process and team. 

Our facilities' study process can be broken down into three crucial steps:

 

1. Review Situation

▪ Obtain and analyze current energy and operating costs.

▪ Survey interior energy use, including water conservation measures.

▪ Measure existing building conditions and equipment performance (amperages, voltages, temperatures, CO2 levels, foot candles, and flue gas efficiency).

 

2. interview stakeholders and survey Buildings

▪ Record nameplate data and evaluate equipment conditions and operating schedules.

▪ Conduct site visits, including after hours, to verify equipment operation, setbacks, shutdowns, etc.

▪ Interview building occupants as appropriate to help identify building operation schedules. This information is used to determine how energy is being used, where energy can be saved, and current issues with the learning environment.

 

3. Identify Needs, Solutions, and Benefits

▪ Obtain and analyze current energy and operating costs.

▪ Survey interior energy use, including water conservation measures.

▪ Measure existing building conditions and equipment performance (amperages, voltages, temperatures, CO2 levels, foot candles, and flue gas efficiency).

 

The Value of a Facility Assessment

Once the facility assessment is completed, our customers have a thorough roadmap for planning their renovation projects. If they choose to proceed with a project, Performance Services'  integrated team can help complete the project from start to finish. We provide integrated design and construction services and have an in-house team of designers, preconstruction, estimators, and construction experts that focus on education and municipal projects. We will work with your team to design and deliver a project to maximize savings within your budget goals. Learn more about our unique value. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

 

Quotation Marks

We feel that Performance Services just had a better approach to the facility study process which sets them apart. We were impressed with the input Performance Services gave us from the planning phase all the way throughout the project because we did not experience that with other companies. Performance Services made us part of the solution. We have done numerous projects with Performance Services that really turned out well, and we did not have surprise costs. 

Rick Fechter

DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES, SCHOOL DISTRICT OF MENOMONEE FALLS

 

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