With a unique ability to combine investment dollars with asset monetization services and energy efficient construction and retrofitting, Bernhard Energy Solutions™ reduces long-term operating costs and enhances reliability for energy-intensive facilities. With comprehensive, turnkey service offerings, we ensure sustained gains in energy efficiency including feasibility studies, project management, transaction structuring, investment underwriting, risk management, operator training, remote monitoring and on-site management.
As the developer and operator of district energy systems, central utility plants, heat and power plants, renewable energy plants and other distributed generation and energy-efficiency projects nationwide for commercial, governmental and institutional clients, we provide comprehensive solutions that encompass all phases from engineering and design through ongoing management of energy resources.
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Creativity and innovation are the cornerstones of our design process. We approach each facility as a unique opportunity to harness our company’s multi-disciplinary expertise to develop new solutions to today’s design challenges. Unmatched expertise on the latest criteria for sustainable build designs and operation provides unparalleled modeling, asset monetization and project development. We offer cost-effective structural engineering services, as well as lighting design, technology systems design, commissioning, construction administration, and other complementary services. Operating more than 1,500 facilities sustains long-term relationships with our clients as a foundation of our culture for design/build/run thinking.
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Our Comprehensive Technology Systems utilize long-standing and cutting-edge advancements to increase efficiency by enhancing automatic system functions and providing multi-system integration. The addition of technology system design allows monitoring staff to address each facet of energy management from a holistic perspective, considering how the overall design impacts each system.
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The rising costs of operation and construction — and competing needs for capital — continue to challenge institutions and corporations across the country, and have resulted in deferred maintenance as well as the inability to begin new construction. Our structured finance solutions have enabled institutions to redeploy capital expenses by privatizing energy infrastructure assets. We offer structured finance solutions that combine investment dollars with asset monetization services and energy efficiency upgrades.
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With our own professional full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, structural and energy teams at 25 locations around the country, we can provide procurement, construction and end-to-end solutions. With diverse work backgrounds and considerable experience in higher education, healthcare and commercial markets, we have worked in facility design, construction, maintenance and operation across the nation. We share this MEP/FP expertise across the company to enrich our team’s collective knowledge and inspire innovation.
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Our Facilities Management team provides the tools and information that building owners and operators need to efficiently maintain their investment. But, many of our clients choose instead to have our team of experts manage energy resources directly, both on- and off-site. We offer measurement and verification, utility services, remote support services, operations and maintenance staff to operate the facility, and staff and facility benchmarking.
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ENERGY OPTIMIZATION PROJECT MODEL
|Occupancy|| Healthcare – Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Outpatient Clinic|
|Total Floor Area|| 850,000 Sq. Ft.|
|Total Project Construction||$300 MM|
|Central Energy Plant Investment||$45 MM|
|Term of Agreement||20 Years|
|Average Annual Payment for Chilled Water/Heating Water/Steam||$4 MM|
|Annual Payment for Operations & Maintenance and Replacement & Renewal||$0 MM|
|Annual Payment for Sustained Energy Savings Program (Daily Scorecard, Remote Monitoring, O&M Training)||$0 MM|
|Energy Savings as Compared to Business as Usual||15-25%|
|Life Cycle Cost Savings including Cost of Capital, Energy, O&M, R&R||10-15%|