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If you want to build value and boost income for your commercial property, think “green.” Besides lowering costs and improving building performance, greening your property gives you a competitive edge. It makes your space more desirable and opens the door to long-term earnings.

ELEN Consulting, Inc. is an electrical engineering consulting firm with extensive experience in energy-efficient power and lighting systems for a variety of commercial projects including industrial, administrative, corporate, and high-technology facilities. Our engineers have more than 200 years of combined technical experience with extensive knowledge of the most effective and technologically advanced power, lighting and communications systems available.

Our engineers and designers employ state-of-the-art design tools such as BIM/REVIT and have experience with the design of LEED Silver and LEED Gold buildings by utilizing high efficiency lighting fixtures with LED lamps, solid state lighting control systems and renewable energy sources including photovoltaic systems. Our depth of experience combined with a diverse and highly qualified staff allows us to provide our clients with sustainable designs that meet the industry’s highest level of operational efficiencies, environmental performance and interior comfort.

Has your building performance been measured lately? The results can be illuminating. To improve your building’s performance (and asset value), consult with us on the viability of an optimization project. With an in-depth review, we can pinpoint areas for improvement. It’s likely you can conserve energy, save operating costs and extend building system life. Other benefits to maximizing your building’s performance include:

· Reduction in maintenance costs;

· Energy optimization helps keeps rates competitive, which in turn helps to maximize building occupancy;

· Changes in building use can be monitored for significant impacts on energy demand;

· The building will be seen as an energy leader in the community, attracting interest and new tenants.

One of ELEN’s recent projects was Fashion Valley Mall. With a budget of $2 million, ELEN completely renovated the interior and exterior lighting, complimenting the new food court and mall common areas. Mall landscaping was updated with new palm trees and planters, and seating was added in common areas with chairs and couches for visitors to relax and socialize. Two new water features were built, and color-programmable, energy-efficient lighting was added throughout.

Another major ELEN achievement was the energy optimization of the Pechanga Resort and Casino. ELEN Consulting not only provided a detailed Energy Analysis but also implemented a Demand Management Program which enabled Pechanga to further reduce their energy costs.

Our industry plays a critical role in the global green revolution that is sweeping the world. For the benefit of all, we must find ways to do more with less and reduce our impact on the environment. To be successful requires two essential elements: ingenuity and insight. They are fundamental in our daily work at ELEN Consulting. The electrical engineers and lighting designers at ELEN are experts at devising solutions that effectively meet commercial client needs — in power system design, energy use, telecommunications and more.

-Submitted by ELEN Consulting, Inc.

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