Architechnics provides a complete Mechanical/HVAC System design tailored to meet the indoor environmental uses of the client. In the preliminary phases of the project, several different types of systems are considered and each system is analyzed comparing the life cycle costs of each.
The life cycle cost analysis process is one of the most important aspects of any project. By analyzing building systems such as building materials, insulation, glazing, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, an owner can truly evaluate what the cost of their building and systems will be over the life cycle of the building and systems. We will evaluate different types of building systems through an energy modeling process. This process takes into account the first cost of each of these components and systems and couples that with operational and maintenance costs based on weather modeling data, utility costs and associated maintenance that is typical with the respective systems. For example, how does geothermal mechanical (HVAC) compare to a hot water/chilled water system? Geothermal may have a higher first cost over conventional systems but over the cycle will have a less operating and maintenance cost. At the end of life cycle, an owner can see what the true cost is for the building and systems.
Architechnics provides the latest in technology design to ensure the building operate efficiently, with low maintenance requirements, and with local serviceability. With a mechanical engineering staff, having over 85 years of HVAC systems experience, systems designed by Architechnics continually exceed client expectations for indoor comfort.