Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd. provides complete end to end solutions for Green Building Certifications. There are various platforms available worldwide for which we provide complete consultancy services.Some of them are:
- Highest Ever LEED EB Platinum Rated Building in 2010
Our dedicated in-house team of professionals including several USGBC LEED AP’s and IGBC LEED AP’s along with other professional engineering and technical staff to ensure that the facility is able to choose, execute and obtain the highest possible Green Rating at the lowest possible first cost and optimized life cycle cost. We have a Green Portfolio exceeding 90 million square feet across various facility types such as
Our consultancy advisory services cover all aspects of a Green Certification spread over Site Management, Water Efficiency, Energy Optimization, Materials, Waste Minimization, Green Materials Specification, Vendor Selection, ARC Negotiation, Energy Modeling, Lighting Simulation, Third Party Commissioning and other parameters.
We have successfully completed projects spread over various categories such as New Construction, Core & Shell Buildings, Existing Buildings, Green Homes and Green Factories. We have completed projects in India, USA, South America, Europe, Middle East and Australia.
You cannot manage what you cannot measure.
Energy Analytics helps you manage your energy use by providing visibility into your energy consumption.
We at Kamal Cogent Energy, work with a number of energy analytics service firms based in the United States of America helping them provide automated or semi-automated energy analytics services. Our services could be of various types and depends on the needs but essentially revolve around
Tools and Visualization
We provide these services on offline tools like spreadsheets, statistical packages (like R or tableau), developing codes (in Visual Basic, Pearl) or customized solutions. We also provide these services directly through client portals where real time data is visible for a building or set of buildings. Such data could be energy, demand, other commodity (gas, CHW, HW, steam), or cost ($).
We perform real time demand and energy monitoring analytics. Under this service energy meters are installed at the site (through our partners) which transmit key power/energy data continuously to an online interface. Key information such as energy (kW), voltage (V), current (A) are visualized and compared across sites to validate strategies such as weekend reduction, night setback and demand. Outliers are thus spotted and high energy use areas can be addressed immediately.
This permits a facility to view its real time energy usage and take immediate action instead of waiting for the utility bill at the end of the month when no action can be taken.
We provide a monthly scorecard which includes a benchmarking of the Energy Use Index (EUI) across buildings for multi-building/campus type facilities as well as an individual building update.
At Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., we have a very strong commissioning background for electro-mechanical systems. Cogent Energy Inc., the international joint venture partner was on the Board of Commissioning Collaborative, California. Our Managing Director is an ex-faculty for Building Commissioning at the Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco. We have complete expertise for providing third party commissioning services for New Construction and Existing Operating Buildings for the following systems:
Our commissioning process follows ASHRAE Guideline 0 and Guideline 1 and includes the following
At Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., we provide complete renewable energy and carbon management design, engineering and consultancy services. Solar Photo-Voltaic and Solar Hot Water Systems We can help with design engineering of solar thermal or solar photovoltaic systems such as parabolic reflectors for steam generation and grid connected solar PV systems or even stand alone roof top solar PV systems. We not only identify vendors and products, but also evaluate to choose a battery with reduced battery replacement costs or a battery less system. Identifying the location of the panels and proper sizing is performed by us.
We also perform software simulations for solar energy with site specific weather
data to estimate the annual energy which will be generated at a given location.
Simulation services are performed for both Solar PV an Solar Hot Water systems.
Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) Advisory We support facilities to reduce their green house gas footprint by purchase /trading of certified Renewable Energy Certificates, whether for LEED Rating or compliance with National Energy Plan purposes. We can help in identifying the right vintage of the credits (RECs) and help find a cost optimal source of the same.
Green House Gas Foot printing We provide Green House Gas foot printing services for direct and indirect energy use. We use approved models from World Resources Institute (WRI) or World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for calculation of the GHG foot print of a facility.
We perform detailed room-by-room or space-by-space daylight and artificial lighting simulations. The AutoCAD floor plans of the building are inserted into the daylight/ light model and room geometry is replicated. Envelope features like windows, doors, louvers, skylights etc. are modeled as is along with exterior features like overhangs, sun shades, fins, etc. The models are typically run for Equinox and Summer Solstice dates but can be run on any other date as well. The weather file for the project location is utilized. The models are run on clear sky as well as overcast sky conditions.
The isolux contours as well as achieved lux values are developed in a grid format. Based on the achieved lux values we recommend optimization of window and skylight dimensions and locations in order to maximize the amount of daylight achieved in the space. We also perform daylight factor analysis using the model which can be compared to various standards like IESNA /LEED /ECBC and NBC. Our artificial lighting and daylight simulation is also utilized to check the uniformity level of the light in the space which is then used to validate the location and spacing of the light fixtures as well as the distance between them. We use the actual illumination files for the fixtures selected by the design team.
Our team of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) approved energy auditors and USA Professional Engineer (P.E.) License holders have performed several energy audits for all types of buildings such as institutional, university, commercial, IT parks, industries and municipal buildings. Other than buildings we also provide energy audit services for pumping stations.
We have a complete tool library including ultrasonic flow meter, anemometers, lux meters, DP manometers, temperature sensors, power analyzer and HOBO loggers to work at multiple sites simultaneously. We perform energy audit services for all types of HVAC systems, chiller plants, boiler plants, steam systems, compressed air pneumatic systems, refrigeration systems, lighting , electrical and plumbing systems.
Kamal Cogent Energy has performed over 500 third party reviews for IGBC and USGBC LEED rating systems. Our timely delivery of assessments, technical prowess and adherence to quality standards set by the certification bodies, sets us a class apart. We have a dedicated team of assessors for the following rating systems:
At Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., we provide complete design engineering for building services such as Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning, Electrical, Lighting, Plumbing, etc.
We start by performing load calculations for cooling, heating and humid conditions. These are followed by a schematic design system selection. Our system selection choices are based on optimized energy use or lowest life cycle cost analysis.
We provide design documents such as equipment selection, technical specification and suggested product vendors. Floor layouts synchronized with other trades are also provided to minimize variations in as built conditions versus design documents. Construction supervision services and submittal reviews are also a part of the design effort.
At Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., we provide CFD Simulation and Modeling Services for building / industrial applications. Some typical applications where CFD modeling is utilized are:
The CFD analysis can be used to judge the effectiveness or heat transfer over a space or a temperature gradient or profile under an air stream which is induced naturally or forced by a fan. Further, convective heat transfer and radiation effects from chilled beam /heated radiant floor can also be visualized.
Single Use Plastic Advisory
We work with clients to develop a road map to become Single Use Plastic free as per the Govt of India Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules. Our services include a full site audit to identify plastic items, identification of polymer grades, road map development, identification of alternatives of single use plastic items such as bamboo, wood, metal, compostable plastic, bio-degradabale plastic and so on. We also help identify vendors for the same. Our services also include facilitation for PRO engagement and ERP compliance as well as PWM application.
Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., has a very strong mentoring and training program, both for in-house staff and external institutions. Our Principal is an ex-faculty at the Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco, USA and has taken courses in Commissioning and Energy Simulation in India, Singapore and USA. He is also a certified Trainer under the Ministry of Renewable Energy, India, GRIHA program.
Our team of USGBC LEED APs, IGBC APs and GRIHA Evaluator /Trainers hand hold all mentees through a rigorous 24 week training program which covers various topics such as
As accredited trainers our Principal and senior staff also conduct various external programs and workshops to disseminate best practices in the energy efficiency industry.