January 2020: Clark Nexsen

Our January Featured Member, Clark Nexsen is an innovative design and consulting firm that employs Energy Intelligence to develop balanced solutions that achieve energy system efficiency, reliability, resilience, and sustainability. Their objective is to enable clients to reduce energy consumption and operating cost, implement renewable power generation, and enhance system reliability to deliver financial, societal, and environmental benefits.

Headquartered in Virginia, Clark Nexsen Energy provides expert consultation to our nation’s military, local municipalities, and other clients including education and commercial. From building design, to retro-commissioning, to extensive energy studies, their professionals develop long-term solutions to guide the achievement of energy goals.

In 2020, Clark Nexsen is celebrating its 100th year in business. Founded in Lynchburg, the firm has always maintained their headquarters in Virginia and is recognized for diverse expertise including consulting, federal and DoD design, higher education, and commercial and industrial facilities.

Retro-commissioning Improves Energy Efficiency & Employee Wellbeing

With a workforce experiencing a poor work environment with the potential to negatively impact work quality, the Fort Belvoir Public Works team and the Army Corps of Engineers partnered with Clark Nexsen to investigate and make recommendations addressing both workplace comfort and energy use.

In Fort Belvoir’s Building 1465, retro-commissioning enabled our team to rapidly and cost effectively address the poor office environmental conditions impacting workers and causing the building to use energy inefficiently. Minor repairs and adjustments were identified to quickly create a more temperate work environment, and within our team’s first few days on site, grateful employees were emerging from their office space to thank us – sharing that for the first time in years, they felt comfortable.

Through operational testing of the building systems and gathering additional information about repairs and possible improvements, our team was able to make retro-commissioning recommendations to improve energy efficiency at a fraction of the originally scoped renovation budget.

To learn more about how our team can support energy efficiency for your facilities, please contact Steve Wilson, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, swilson@clarknexsen.com, 757.961.7904.