Our Solutions

We provide reliable analysis, cutting edge insights, and practical solutions for achieving energy efficiency for all stages of the commercial building life cycle, from design, to construction, through warranty, and into operations.

New Construction

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Energy Modeling

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Energy Modeling, also known as Building Performance Simulation (BPS) uses sophisticated software to create a virtual model to predict the energy performance of a building. Models can be used to evaluate comparative design scenarios or used to demonstrate certification program or regulatory compliance. Models can also be used in support of research initiatives or consulting studies.

Commissioning

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Commissioning (Cx) is the process of verifying that designated systems within a newly-constructed building achieve the owner’s project performance requirements and/or achieve certification program and regulatory compliance. The scope of Commissioning can include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life-safety equipment and controls as well as physical components such as the exterior envelope. We provide all levels of Measurement and Verification services including LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning.

Measurement & Verification

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Measurement and Verification (M&V) formally quantifies the savings created through the implementation of an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM). The primary M&V activities include: estimating anticipated savings, developing an M&V plan, and creating a final M&V report. The assumptions and variables used to create the initial savings calculations are validated through on-site building system measurement and diagnostics, performance data collection and analysis, and by reviewing the affected utility bills. Our M&V services satisfy all ASHRAE and LEED program compliance requirements.

LEED Consulting

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We understand that the life-cycle transitions between design, construction and occupancy can be challenging for all parties involved, and we function seamlessly across those phases as your trusted energy adviser. We provide your design and construction teams with an integrated approach, offering them exceptional analysis and well-targeted recommendations to support the creation and coordination of all critical project documentation. For projects pursuing formal certifications, such as LEED, Green Globes©, or ENERGY STAR®, we support your project team with the guidance necessary to achieve those certifications.

Existing Buildings

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energyPLAN

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Big Picture. Finely Tuned. energyPLAN is the premiere service for continually optimizing building performance. We collect, assess, clarify, and present your energy data to you in a way that makes sense. We provide year-round technical support and annually deliver comprehensive reporting on completed achievements and energy cost savings. energyPLAN validates your commitment to creating happier occupants, happier owners, and a happier planet.

Retro-Commissioning

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Retro-Commissioning (RCx) is the process of improving the operating efficiency and occupant comfort of existing buildings. Whether issues originated in design or construction or developed during the building’s life, we can identify opportunities for operational changes or equipment upgrades to improve building performance and extend its asset value. We provide a full-spectrum of services for existing buildings including benchmarking, certification program and regulatory compliance documentation, delivery of utility program incentives, Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx), and capital improvement project planning and owner’s representation.

Monitoring-Based Commissioning

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Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) is also known as continuous optimization, persistent commissioning, ongoing commissioning, and by the trademarked name “continuous commissioning®.” MBCx is similar to Retro-Commissioning (RCx) in that the intent is to keep existing buildings performing at optimal levels. However, unlike single RCx initiatives, MBCx utilizes sensors and software to provide real-time, continuous feedback about building performance. By monitoring and analyzing large amounts of data, MBCx can identify and correct any decreases in building performance over time, thereby insuring that energy savings last into the future.

Retrofit Consulting

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Whether the scope of your current challenge is a single tenant space, a whole building, or an entire portfolio, we can deliver the financial, operational, and technical recommendations necessary for you to make informed decisions for lowering operating costs, reducing risk, and improving asset performance. Our Advisory team evaluates your unique situation, identifies performance opportunities, and provides solutions with a human touch that ensures your success. As your trusted energy advisor, our engineering expertise is available for consultation on your special projects involving your building’s envelope as well as the life safety, electrical, and mechanical systems.

Our Credentials

Cyclone Energy Group is a recognized industry partner with credentialed professionals capable of delivering energy analysis and management services that support established building performance certification programs.

Our Affiliations

AABC Commisioning Group
ASHRAE
Energy Star
US Green Building Council

Our Certifications

Certified Commisioning Authorities (CxA)
Certified Energy Managers (CEM)
ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professionals (BEAP)
ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professionals (BEMP)
LEED Green Associates 
LEED AP BD+C
LEED AP O+M

Our Work

  • Fulton West – Chicago

    Fulton West is a newly constructed office building located in at 1330 W. Fulton St. in Fulton Market — one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods. At nine-stories and 290,000 SF of modern office space, Fulton West features a private roof deck, balconies, 20,000 SF of landscaped green space, and 796 on-site parking spaces. The building, once […]

  • LinkedIn – Chicago

    LinkedIn is a social networking company for working professionals that has over 500 million members across 200 countries. Organizations and individuals can create profiles, connect to other members, post open job positions, and apply to jobs through this online resource. LinkedIn’s Midwest office is located in Chicago’s West Loop at 525 West Monroe Street and […]

  • 300 N LaSalle – Chicago

    300 N LaSalle is a 57-story, 1.3 million square foot building rising 775 feet from the Chicago River. Designed by the internationally recognized firm Pickard Chilton, it is one the city’s tallest buildings and features an outdoor plaza and waterfront café. The high-rise opened in 2009 and is extremely energy efficient, earning ENERGY STAR Certification […]

  • McDonald’s HQ

    The new McDonald’s Corporation global headquarters sits on the former site of Harpo Studios in the West Loop. The ground-up, 550,000 square foot, nine-story building was a build-to-suit collaboration between Sterling Bay and McDonald’s. The building was designed by Gensler Architects and the interiors by IA Interior Architects. It features retail along Randolph Street including […]

Do More With Your Buildings!

Whether you’re proposing new construction or optimizing an existing building Cyclone Energy Group has the right people, skills, and experience to support your real estate goals. Contact Us now to learn how we can elevate your property to the next level of performance.