HVAC System Upgrades or Replacement
The number one complaint in the work space is comfort control. Many building's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems do not meet current ventilation codes or provide the controllability, indoor air quality, and operating efficiency expected by tenants and facility managers.
If you need to add additional cooling capacity, meet the current ventilation codes, replace a system that is operating well beyond its service life, or solve a difficult problem, Williams Notaro can provide a creative approach to meet your building and business needs.
Supplemental 24 Hour Cooling Systems
Many buildings operate the main cooling equipment 24 hours per day, every day, just to provide cooling to small LAN rooms, computer rooms, and other special tenant areas. This practice may result in a reduction of overall service life of the equipment, higher maintenance costs, and more frequent service outages.
In most cases, the addition of a supplemental cooling tower, drycooler, or small chilled water system devoted to serving after-hour or 24 hour tenant needs results in long term cost reductions and longer service life for the base building equipment. Williams Notaro can work with you and your building engineering staff to determine if a 24 hour system is right for your building and, if it is, which system is best suited for your needs and the needs of your tenants.
Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Reducing energy use and operating expenses is an important component of managing a facility. In today’s market an energy efficient "green" facility can not only result in a reduction of operating costs but it may also be an attractive feature to many tenants looking for a facility that supports their image.
Williams Notaro can evaluate the various systems in your facility and offer recommendations on changes in facility operations, system improvements, or system replacement strategies that could result in significant cost savings over the life of the facility. We can determine the payback period and estimate the cost savings resulting from the implementation of some of the latest advances in energy efficient technology. From lighting retrofits to complete building management systems, we can design, specify, and assist you in creating an energy efficient work place.
Electrical System Capacity Increase
Many buildings have untapped electrical capacity that could be used to provide additional power to specialty users or simply increase the available “watts per square foot” to make the building more attractive to prospective tenants. Increase your building's electrical capacity the "right way".
Often, building managers leave capacity increases up to tenants who have no stake in performing these upgrades in a manner that preserves the remainder of the available capacity for use by other tenants. This practice results in an inefficient “birds nest” of circuits and panels that is unmanageable, uses up all available space and capacity, and often is not safe.
We believe in a managed master plan process for electrical system upgrades that still allows the tenants to be responsible for the upgrades, if desired, but imposes reasonable and sensible guidelines that protect the integrity of the facility. Every building electrical system is different, and each is in different condition. Williams Notaro can develop a customized upgrade plan suitable for your facility and your goals.
Life Safety/Fire Alarm System Upgrades
Are the life safety systems in your facility up-to-date? Do they meet current code requirements? Are you providing a safe environment for your facilities occupants? Let us help you evaluate your facility's life safety systems to determine how to bring your systems into compliance with the latest code requirements.
Williams Notaro can assist you in the design and specification of retrofitting or upgrading fire alarm, sprinkler systems, fire pumps, and emergency generator systems to keep your facility code compliant. Our experienced staff can also provide construction administration services throughout the construction phase of the project to monitor and report on the progress and identify deviations from the contract documents.
Plumbing System Accessibility Compliance
Accessibility compliance is more important now than ever before. Most jurisdictions require accessibility upgrades with most interior renovation projects. Some jurisdictions now require accessibility compliance, especially in public area toilet rooms, even for minor renovations.
With extensive experience in modifying plumbing systems to comply with accessibility requirements, Williams Notaro can work with you to design the retrofitting of toilet rooms, pantries, and drinking fountains to efficiently meet the accessibility guidelines. Since many upgrades result in an overall reduction in fixtures, Williams Notaro performs a code review to verify that the remaining quantity of fixtures will still meet the latest building codes.