BSI uses its expertise to assist clients with a variety of needs, such as the following:
- Building design MICRO– designs to lower energy consumption, avoidance of moisture problems, health and durability. This is the same as traditional building science consulting.
- Building design MACRO – design to lower environmental and/or economic footprint of a building and by enhancing the capture of natural and utility energy flows. It often involves shifting the responsibility for reliability from the utility to the customer and thereby saving perhaps half of the cost of electricity.
- Utility profit goal – support the development of regulatory or legislative policies addressing goals and budgets to enhance Primary Energy Conservation and thereby improve the bottom line of the utility by allowing it to make a profit on cash flows that are normally outside the realm of those accessible to profit.
- Regulator’s goals – support the development of programs, policies and strategies that promote lower cost electricity for all while enhancing electricity reliability for each customer.
- Customer’s goals – support the adoption of electricity pricing structure that naturally incentivizes better and applies to more kinds of investment that simultaneously lower energy bills, improves utility profits and improves PEC. This may be most significant for a commercial customer with very high demand charges.
- Appliance or Equipment Manufacturer goals – provide an economic niche to support the design and development of equipment capable of shifting demand and consumption to when both are cheap.
- Architect and other Building Energy Design Professional goals – allows the design of building that store energy to facilitate the lowest energy bills when the energy and demand costs are time-dependent.