ROCKFORD, Ill., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors, have extensive experience helping clients improve the energy efficiency and performance of their facilities. Some of that experience is with their own buildings which have achieved the Energy Star rating or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
"InsideIQ firms lead by example by operating energy efficient facilities or through participation in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and becoming Energy Star Partners," said Frank Rotello, president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance. "This provides us with a depth of knowledge about programs such as LEED and Energy Star which we can share with our customers. Facility operators want to reduce energy costs through improved efficiency and a growing number of municipalities require buildings to meet energy efficiency benchmarks. InsideIQ members can assist facility managers who are unfamiliar with the process of certifying and benchmarking the efficiency of their buildings and lead them successfully through the process."
InsideIQ member firms have diverse green building certifications, ratings and expertise. Control Services Inc. in Omaha, Neb., is a member of the USGBC and has an Energy Star rated facility as well as a GreenSTAR certification from the Mechanical Service Contractors Association of America. CM3 Building Solutions, Inc., based in Fort Washington, Pa., has an Energy Star Rated facility and is an Energy Star Partner. McKenney's Inc. in Atlanta, Ga., has a LEED Gold certified facility, is an Energy Star Partner and a member of the USGBC.
Environmental Systems, Inc., of Brookfield, Wis., has a LEED Platinum certified and Energy Star rated facility. The company is both an Energy Star Partner and a member of the USGBC. Alpha Controls & Services based in Rockford, Ill., has an Energy Star rated facilities in Rockford and Springfield, IL. Alpha is an Energy Star Partner, and a member of the USGBC. LONG Building Technologies in Littleton, Colo., has a LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors certified office and is a member of the USGBC. Smart Edge in Tonawanda, N.Y., has an Energy Star rated facility.
InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance is comprised of 49 independent commercial building automation companies representing common automation and security system platforms. www.insideiq.org.
SOURCE InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance