Friday, November 4, 2011
The Navarro Discount Pharmacy chain engages Clem Janes to perform corporate wide energy audit
The Navarro Discount Pharmacy is the latest company to engage Clem Janes and Associates for its no-fee energy audit. The project consists of energy audits for the chain’s 29 stores and its 275,000 square foot corporate headquarters and distribution warehouse building in NW Miami, Florida.
In addition to the energy, Clem Janes will also be auditing the water and solid waste services for the corporation.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Audit of Condo HVAC System Yields $90,000 in Savings
As part of the comprehensive energy and contracted services audits being performed for The Club at Brickell Bay, an HVAC System audit and analysis has revealed a $90K annual energy savings if certain strategies are implemented. The engineering study was performed by Miami professional engineering firm, TWR Engineers, under contract with Clem Janes & Associates.
The audit found water flows opposite to manufacturer’s specifications on two plate and frame heat exchangers that significantly reduced the capacity of the condo’s HVAC system.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Quayside Tower 1 saving thousands on utility costs after audit
Click here to view their testimonial letter.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Bears Paw exclusive country club and golf course surrounds Bears Paw condo community
The Bears Paw Condominium Association recently contracted CJ&A to perform an energy audit for their Naples, FL community.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Temple Israel awards Clem Janes & Associates Energy Audit contract
10/03/11 update: Temple Israel saves approximately $2,000 in water costs six months after having Clem Janes & Associates perform an audit.
Temple Israel signed a contract with Clem Janes & Associates to perform an Energy Audit of their downtown temple and the adjoining charter school. Bill Dalton, President of Clem Janes, said “It is an honor to be selected to perform an audit for such an important institution in our community”.
For more than eighty years, Temple Israel has been a Jewish beacon in the central city of Miami. It has had a unique role in South Florida—maverick, intelligent, progressive. Temple Israel served the needs of Jews throughout the twentieth century, and continues to do so in the twenty-first century. The temple was South Florida’s first reform synagogue and is located on N.E. 19th Street, a block and a half west of Biscayne Boulevard.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Updated 2/3/11 - Documented utility cost savings have surpassed $170,000 for the two hi-rise towers a little over a year after the audit was performed.
2 and 4 Midtown Condominiums rise above the Design District and Midtown Miami.
Clem Janes & Associates is pleased to announce the annual savings surpassed $170K Midtown Miami’s twin hi-rise condominium towers, 2 Midtown and 4 Midtown, as the result of implementation of cost saving strategies recommended by Clem Janes & Associates.
“The Midtown Condominiums results are not typical of all audits, but there were some excellent opportunities to save money that can be found in many condominiums and other commercial buildings” said Bill Dalton, President & CEO of Clem Janes Certified Utility Auditors. Dalton is a Certified Energy Auditor certified by the Association of Energy Engineers and is a member of ASHRAE. Dalton is also a LEED certified Green Associate and serves the USGBC Continuing Education Advisory Group Committee..
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
With record below-average rainfall during last year’s wet season and a below-average rainfall in the current dry season, regional ground and surface water levels are declining. Since there is no significant rainfall expected in the coming weeks, the South Florida Water Management District has issued a Water Shortage Order that went into effect March 26. For Miami-Dade County, the order requires a 15 percent reduction in water usage by golf courses, along with restricting the hours of water use in South Miami-Dade County agricultural operations. Miami-Dade County’s permanent two-day a week landscape irrigation restrictions remain in effect. Residents and businesses are encouraged to voluntarily reduce indoor water usage. Contact Clem Janes & Associates to have a free water audit performed for your commercial building.
Current Water Restrictions:
* Watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
* Hand-watering with one hose fitted with an automatic shut-off nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes per day for landscape stress relief and to prevent plant die-off.
Restrictions apply to all users of municipal and county water utilities and wells.
* Residents and businesses with an ODD-numbered street address (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9):
o Lawn watering is permitted on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS from 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. and/or from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
* Residents and businesses with an EVEN-numbered street address (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8*), no street address, or who water both even and odd addresses within the same zones, including multi-family units and Homeowner Associations:
o Lawn watering is permitted on THURSDAYS and SUNDAYS from 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. and/or from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Residents should choose from one of two “watering windows” (before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.) on their designated irrigation days. For the most efficient use of water, residents should avoid irrigating during both time periods on the same day.
* To report a water restriction violation, please call 3-1-1.
Golf courses and agricultural operations
Effective March 26, 2011, a South Florida Water Management District water shortage order requires a 15 percent reduction in water usage by golf courses, along with restricting the hours of water use in South Miami-Dade County agricultural operations.
* Restrictions don’t apply for car and boat washing, pressure cleaning of paved surfaces, decorative fountains and water-based recreation (e.g. swimming pools, water slides).
* Users of 100 percent reclaimed water are exempt from restrictions, but encouraged to conserve water.
* Low-volume irrigation, including the use of drop and micro jet systems that apply water directly to plant root zones, is not restricted but is encouraged to be reduced.
Newly planted garden and landscaping
New landscaping can be watered during the corresponding hours listed above every day, except Fridays, for the first 90 days it is installed. Save the receipt with the date of purchase. When unable to water during specific hours, call 3-1-1 to apply for a variance.
Contact Clem Janes & Associates to have a free water audit performed for your commercial building.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Woodside Apartments near Orlando FL
Clem Janes & Associates recently completed an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit for a 208 unit apartment community in Kissimmee FL, just south of Orlando. Blower door testing, infrared thermography, streetlight audit, capital improvement recommendations, historical utility bill audit and water efficiency analysis were included in the scope of work. The audit was commissioned by the National Housing Trust in Washington DC.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Clem Janes President Bill Dalton verifies a large fan power usage with a Amprobe digital data recorder
Measuring the power consumed by large pieces of equipment or the amount of time the equipment is in operation is critical to performing accurate energy audits.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Clem Janes & Associates President Bill Dalton was recently appointed to GBCI LEED Continuing Education Advisory Group
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has appointed Clem Janes & Associates President Bill Dalton to a two year term to its Continuing Education Advisory Group (CEAG). The Continuing Education Advisory Group serves as a task force of the Green Building Certification Institute’s Credentialing Steering Committee (CSC). The Continuing Education Advisory Group (CEAG) is an integrated group of volunteers and staff charged to provide advice to the GBCI CSC regarding educational opportunities for credentialing maintenance.
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), established in January 2008, provides third-party project certification and professional credentials recognizing excellence in green building performance and practice. GBCI administers project certification for commercial and institutional buildings and tenant spaces under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating Systems™ addressing new construction and ongoing operations. GBCI also manages the professional credentialing programs based upon the LEED Rating Systems including the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP credentials.
GBCI’s professional credentialing programs support the application of proven strategies for increasing and measuring the performance of buildings and communities as defined by industry systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating Systems. While USGBC handles the development of the LEED Rating System, the LEED professional credentialing program is independently administered under GBCI to continue providing balanced, objective management of the credentialing program including exam development, application, registration, and delivery.
GBCI also oversees the credential maintenance program (CMP) for LEED professionals. CMP ensures that GBCI’s credentials continue to distinguish those building professionals who maintain current knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process with thorough understanding of green building principles and practices and of the LEED Rating System.
In early 2009, GBCI assumed responsibility for administering the LEED certification program under which more than 25,000 commercial projects now await certification. In order to maintain USGBC’s legacy of ensuring quality and integrity in building certification, third-party certification and verification is vital to the new process.