VFA provides targeted assessments focused on special areas or industry-specific needs, either in tandem with a facility condition assessment, or as a standalone service. Integrating a specialized assessment service into one of our core solutions is a cost-effective way of expanding the impact of an assessment engagement.Contact us to learn more about choosing a service that meets your needs. You can also preview your facilities’ capital funding needs by using our Model My Building Tool.

Specialized Facility Assessments

Energy

DESCRIPTION

  • Capture energy data alongside condition data
  • Develop energy audits in less time and expense than traditional methods using modeling software
  • Identify how energy is used in the building
  • Quantify energy conservation measures and show customers which have the most viable payback periods
  • Benchmark similar buildings, with direct link to Energy Star
  • Integrate energy investments into capital plans and budgets

VALUE

  • Help facility, energy and sustainability managers integrate energy conservation measures cost-effectively into their facilities capital plans.
  • Cost savings from the energy / green activities can help pay for the base condition assessment and the supplemental energy/green assessment
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Green Building

DESCRIPTION

  • Capture sustainability data alongside condition data, including Energy
  • Quantify energy conservation measures and show customers which have the most viable payback periods
  • Work with clients to help them prioritize sustainability opportunities with greatest impact

VALUE

  • Give facility, energy and sustainability managers holistic view to support “triple bottom line” goals (social, environmental and economic) with employees, customers & communities.
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Non-Structural Seismic

DESCRIPTION

  • Evaluate the building’s non-structural systems in terms of risk of failure during a seismic event and identify the needs to correct with cost estimates
  • U.S. Based on (FEMA) standard for Rapid Visual Screening (RVS)
  • Canada, Based on (CSA) S832-06 guidelines – Seismic Risk Reduction of Operational & Functional Components

VALUE

  • Needs can be analyzed during the capital planning cycle among other competing needs
  • Improves building occupant safety and reduces risk and cost to operations if an seismic event occurs
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Site Linear

DESCRIPTION

  • Understand the condition of key infrastructure assets that support your day-to-
    day business operations, and identify specific areas of risk
  • Evaluate your complete capital requirements, including both buildings and

    linear / infrastructure assets in your funding analyses to better understand short
    term and long term capital needs and trade-offs

VALUE

  • Streamline the collection and maintenance of linear asset data in multiple ways:
    leverage existing data, collect data via VFA’s mobile technologies, or employ
    your own or 3rd party assessment professionals
  • Effectively communicate condition and capital needs using maps, graphs and
    reports
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