Energy Engineering Experience
Synergy provides building system audits and energy analysis for clients looking to improve and/or track the energy consumption / efficiency of the HVAC and Lighting Systems in existing buildings.  The audits include a detail assessment of the HVAC and Light Systems, with a specific focus on energy performance.  The Energy Analysis includes energy modeling and/or equipment energy monitoring to determine where energy savings can be attained.  As part of the Energy Analysis, we will compare the energy consumption to industry standard benchmarks for the type of facility and climate.  For LEED NC projects we compare the "proposed design" to the "baseline" model, as outlined in Appendix G of ASHRAE 90.1-2004, which is required for LEED Certification.

In addition we can provide an Energy Analysis / Energy Model that can be used as a baseline to forecast energy costs.  Furthermore, for LEED Projects, this can also be sued as a step toward achieving a point for their Verification and Measurement Credit.

Michigan State University
  • Case Hall - Establish baseline standards for energy efficiency.
  • Conrad Hall - Extensive audit of existing systems including thermal imaging and analysis.
  • Food Science Building - 5 years after a major renovation of building systems, Synergy analyzed existing systems and improved operational efficiency by 20%.

Gaylord Public Schools
Extensive analysis of the districts building systems primarily in the High School.  Building control systems have been an issue with at the High School since it was constructed.  Synergy identified the issues and proposed solutions.

Ruby Pipe Line
5 State Natural Gas Pipeline originating out of Western Wyoming and terminating in Northern California.  Services include Commissioning of equipment control center; operation monitoring and performance verification of Solar PV System.

5th Ave Parking Garage
Photo metrix study.

Spectrum Health Thermal Imaging
Cooling set points could not be obtained in one area of the building.  Thermal scanning indicated lower level heating systems were generating heat in a concentrated area directly impacting the space in the level above.

Benzie County Medical Care Facility
Synergy is providing MEP Engineering services for the renovation and expansion for this new Skilled Nursing Facility.  The county representatives were interested in pursuing Energy Efficiency Rebates for high efficiency designs offered through their utility company.  Synergy provided complete energy modeling and calculations required by the utility company to determine whether the facility design met baseline requirements.

quotes     Hans Nelson and his team of engineers are our First Choice of engineering firms. For over seven (7) years, his team has provided a consistent and high level of service and performance that continues to be the standard in which other engineering firms are measured.

~Albert A. Goudreua
Goudreau & Associates, Inc

    I have found you and your staff to be very knowledgeable in regards to health care mechanical and electrical design.  It is good to know that I can approach health care clients with confidence that you have provided a complete design of the appropriate systems for their facility.

~David S. Daining - Design e3

    The quality of the [feasibility study provided by Synergy] led the district to immediately retain Synergy to design a new boiler plant and serve as construction manager... After one year of working with Synergy, I can say without hesitation that our assessment of their company was accurate. From the budget development stage to the punch lists, Synergy offers their experience as "your representation."

~Todd Bell
Director of Facilities and Operations
Kentwood Public Schools

    We were impressed with the end product deliverable, a commissioning report that includes detailed results of the functional tests, which will be very useful to the Owner and our design team in resolving the many deficiencies discovered by Synergy throughout the Commissioning process.

~Justin L. Kowatch
Professional Engineer
Wade Trime, Inc.