Sustainable Building & Consultant Services
As Built Environment Experts (BEEs), Essel Environmental has a full suite of sustainable building & consultant services, so we can be a helpful and knowledgeable resource throughout the building assessment process.
Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) are a fundamental requirement to understanding the condition of your asset’s basic systems. This report adheres to the ASTM 2018-08 standard and is generally supplemented by specialty inspections.
Physical Needs Assessments (PNAs) are like PCAs but partner with the Affordable Housing Sector. We tailor our PNAs to the type of loan you receive, with each funding agency (HUD, FHA, etc.) having their own set of requirements.
A Green Capital Needs Assessment provides environmental building options for a combined Energy Audit and PNA/PCA. We follow state and federal environmental building guidelines to ensure a seamless assessment. Call to learn more about our sustainable building & consultant services.
Infrared technology investigates walls for moisture, faulty construction and electrical overheating damage. This effective instrument is a fundamental tool for our company’s services.
Essel’s Built Environment Experts (BEEs) are also Building Envelope Experts, who assess various types of building surfaces and facades. In turn, we identify potential issues and suggest repairs as a part of our sustainable building & consultant services.
Probable Maximum Loss (PML) reports are used by lenders for insurance & risk managers to understand the amount of the building expected to be lost in the case of an earthquake, or natural disaster.
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Assessments are specific to their respective MEP services. They are a supplement to PCAs and PNAs and include a team of specialists.
Environmental Building Due Diligence – Project Managers Guide
Download this free e-book to learn what you need to know about environmental due diligence requirements for commercial property transactions.
Fast, Compliant, Personal Service
Our in-house team consists of architects, engineers and contractors – each of which have years of experience in their respective fields and provide superior sustainable building & consultant services. Our team is fully trained and certified to deliver the best services and because we don’t outsource, we are accountable to you. We take the time to understand your objectives and then tailor our investigation to address your concerns. Our job is never done until your project team is fully informed about your service purchase.
How Can You Make Sure Your PCA/PNA Is Worth The Paper It’s Printed On?
There are a lot of service providers that perform a PCA/PNA for less than $2500. A good report will take approximately 35-40 hours to prepare. The right type of talent for these investigations costs a significant amount. So, typically the low-cost service providers use generalists who are trained only by picture. This means they will assign a standard expenditure and call everything “Fair.” How does that affect you? Your reserve table lacks specific details and it just looks like a large budget. If you buy your asset-based PCA/PNA from the lowest bidder, you may well find expensive surprises in the future. It’s not worth it.