6 Ways BMI is Committed to Sustainability
BMI Mechanical is an official Linc Service Contractor, and we are extremely proud of this title. Generally speaking, being part of Linc Service means we are committed to our environment, and we actively engage in prudent energy usage and conservation practices. Here’s how Linc Service breaks down being a Linc Service Contractor:
“Contractors in our network specialize in meeting the unique needs of clients by customizing a solution that maximizes the client’s operating budget, increases the building’s efficiency, and helps to prolong the life of building assets. Service and solution offerings include building design, equipment retrofits and replacements, commissioning and recommissioning, proactive and preventive maintenance, controls, energy audits, measurement and verification, and energy management.”
There are lots of reason why we’re a Linc Contractor, but that’s not really what this blog focuses on. Rather, they’re really the 6 ways we’re committed to sustainability. Commitment to the environment in our Linc Code of Ethics is just one of those ways… and not all Linc contractors necessarily adhere to the 6 items we’ve highlighted below.
Let’s take a few moments to cover 6 ways we embody what it means to be committed to our environment.
Since we’re an HVAC contractor for large companies throughout California, we have the opportunity to really make a difference and encourage sustainability on a broader scale. To do this, we are actively involved in a variety of associations, including:
- U.S. Green Building Council
- South Valley Industrial Collaborative
- San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance
At BMI, we’ve switched to a fully electronic system, and by doing so, we have nearly eliminated the need for paper in our service department. Not only does this encourage a greener work environment, but it also enables us to improve communication and benefit from real-time data when we’re out in the field.
As an added bonus, our customers can access their complete work order history online through our secure e-Service portal. Contact [email protected] for more information regarding this benefit.
We use cloud-based technology to more strategically manage our fleet of service vehicles. This allows us to maximize fuel efficiency, plan for proactive maintenance, and minimize our carbon footprint.
The EPA regulates refrigerant use in conjunction with the Clean Air Act. To help our clients remain in compliance and better manage their use of refrigerant, we utilize a computerized system to track and report on usage. This allows us to assist our clients with environmental reporting mandates, while simultaneously encouraging greener operating practices.
At BMI, we don’t just keep track of EPA-regulated issues; we also track other components of your HVAC system that, if left unmanaged, can simply consume too much energy and cost more money than they should. One facet of this is AMP draw testing, which we conduct on a regular basis for our clients. This testing allows us to make sure your equipment draws are not exceeding the manufacturer’s RLA (rated load amps). Not only can excessive draws lead to excessive energy consumption and costs, but it can also indicate that there are underlying mechanical issues that could lead to catastrophic failure later down the line.
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Green Proactive Maintenance
We offer proactive HVAC maintenance services for our clients, all of which are green-focused. These services include tasks associated with proper filtration and thorough cleaning — tasks that ultimately promote energy conservation and help extend the life of equipment. To learn more about our processes, take a look at our Spring HVAC Cleaning Checklist.
Interested in learning more about Linc Service Contractors?
If your business is interested in partnering with a Linc Service Contractor, we’d love to talk. Together, we can discuss all the various benefits of working with an HVAC contractor that promotes and encourages sustainability and green practices in the workplace.
Give us a call or send us a message online, and let’s start a conversation.
More than 55% of all building owners & managers approach their facilities reactively; giving something attention only after it breaks. U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program
BMI Mechanical, Inc. has a long legacy of quality craftsmanship and customer service that is unmatched in the HVAC and mechanical world. They do not offer a diluted discounted product, but they do provide the best quality work in the business. Chad Buechel Former Operations Manager Pepsi Bottling Group