Here are some of the customers we have been fortunate to work with.
General Services Administration (GSA) – National Deep Energy Retrofit ESPC Program – New Carrollton Federal Office Building
This $45 Million ESPC guaranteed a 60% reduction in energy and 56% reduction in water. The contract term was 22 years with a 3-year measurement and verification process using the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol Option C (Whole Building-Level). Of the $45 Million ESPC, the Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) with the highest impact on energy and cost savings, which CQS championed, was the integration and upgrade of the existing Building Automation System (BAS).
CQS worked closely with GSA’s Information Technology and Smart Building Representatives groups to ensure that the BAS network infrastructure adhered to all GSA Smart Building Specifications and Requirements. Implementation of the BAS network infrastructure involved installing a stand-alone network per GSA OCIO requirements during construction after which we facilitated migration of the system onto the GSA network.
- Minimized the impact of change orders, while maximizing the benefit
- Minimized potential unintended cost by covering scope gaps
- Ensured DDC compliance with all GSA Smart Building Guidelines throughout the project implementation
- Managed the installation of the BAS per GSA Smart Building Guidelines
- Generated SOW bid package, reviewed bid proposals
andsubmittals, witnessed startup, commissioning, and close out of project.
- Help ensure greenhouse gas emission reduction by 20,000 metric tons annually
Department of Interior MIB
First year savings were calculated at $3.2 million and will provide 87 million in energy and cost savings over the 18-year performance period. This ESPC will reduce the DOI MIB greenhouse gas emission by 24 percent.
Architect of the Capitol (AOC) O’Neil House Office Building (OHOB)
In 2008, the Thomas Philip “Tip” O’Neill Jr. Building was converted from a Food and Drug Administration laboratory into a modern office building for the U.S. Government. Initially, the OHOB was overseen by the General Service Administration (GSA) but following the building’s renovation, operations and maintenance was turned over to the AOC.
The AOC employs a campus-wide Building Automation System Network (BASnet) to oversee and control their major facilities. However, since the OHOB was not initially an AOC facility, their installed Building Automation System (BAS) was not able to integrate seamlessly onto the AOC BASnet. Lacking the ability to view this facility on their network, the AOC decided to engage Conquest solutions to come up with a plan to transition the existing BAS onto the AOC BASnet.
Understanding that prior to developing any type of scope of work (SOW), the AOC needed to first get an accounting of the inventory and functionality of the existing BAS System. CQS was contracted to perform a BAS Industrial Grade Study to create an updated as-built report that reflected the current state of the BAS. CQS met with the key stakeholders from the AOC and worked with them to create a phased transition plan as a deliverable.
An Industrial Grade Audit report that included numerous deliverables such as Updated As-Builts drawings, BAS IP Device Network Architecture, Metering Network Architecture, Field Communication wiring layouts, and proposed changes to improve the system. Throughout this study, CQS worked hand in hand with the AOC and its various stakeholders to understand their pain factors, investigate their foreseeable issues, and propose solutions to address them. The final report provided the AOC with a detailed analysis of how to transition the existing BAS onto the AOC BASnet, while mitigating any impact to their clients.