NELSON’s mechanical and electrical engineers in Houston and New Orleans can perform energy audits for our educational, commercial, and industrial clients. While energy efficient designs are always a focus on new projects, evaluating the options an owner has for reducing energy costs for existing facilities is often a challenge which we can help our clients address. Audits typically include review of a facility’s electrical usage, process steam and fluid systems, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. In-depth interviews with building or industrial facility operators may also help identify opportunities for energy conservation and improvements in efficiencies. In general, audits will lead to estimates of pay-back or return on investment calculations as tools to use in selecting alternatives for cost savings. NELSON’s engineers and architects will guide you through the process to identify proper solutions for a measurable and practical green building design, including meeting LEED requirements and other sustainability initiatives.