DALLAS, TX — Facility Engineering Associates, (FEA) was awarded a contract in November 2009 to provide consulting relative to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings (EB) process by the city of Austin, Texas. FEA''s work will include guiding the City of Austin through the LEED – EB certification process and performing retro-commissioning for the Austin Convention Center. The Austin Convention Center began working toward energy efficiency and LEED certification in 2007, and FEA is committed to helping them achieve their goal of LEED Gold certification.
FEA''s team includes several Austin-based firms including:
Winterowd Associates Inc.
Baer Engineering and Environmental Consulting Inc.
MWM Design Group Inc.
Encotech Engineering Consulting Inc.
As cited by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), "The LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. LEED for Existing Buildings addresses whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs and systems upgrades."
FEA is a nationally based consulting engineering firm specializing in existing facilities. Their services provide solutions to help extend the life cycle of facilities. FEA''s mission is to make buildings last by implementing practical, sustainable and cost-effective strategies. FEA has office locations in Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; and San Francisco, CA.