Experience counts…300 years of combined engineering experience
Experience counts…300 years of combined engineering experience
With more than 300 years of combined experience, our team of highly experienced in-house engineering professionals is expert at designing the industry's most efficient and effective refrigeration and HVAC systems for many major grocery chains, independent grocers and leading industrial customers. Whether it's for a new or remodeled facility, we work closely with our clients to ensure a solid, sustainable design that lowers energy use and maintenance costs, reduces equipment failures, and minimizes the risk of product loss or safety issues. In addition, Source monitors federal and state regulations to help customers stay in compliance, and we are current on the newest technologies, including natural refrigerants and R22 substitutes, to ensure we provide you with information and recommendations that consider all of the latest options.
Source is professionally licensed, and carries Errors and Omissions insurance. We track and document all actions and deliver to you a complete trail on the evolution of each project. We will work with you to understand your business goals so you can achieve them as efficiently as possible.
Our comprehensive list of engineering services includes the following:
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A common practice today is for customers to take advantage of the "free" design services that are offered by their primary equipment vendor. You have heard the adage, "You get what you pay for." Based on our review of hundreds of refrigeration/HVAC system designs, we believe this is true.
An equipment vendor's first job is to maximize the placement of their technology. Who ensures that your entire system is optimized? Who addresses the system integration requirements for optimized and efficient refrigeration and HVAC?
We know from experience that if your system isn't designed correctly from the beginning, it will not perform to your expectations. Identifying problems in the Design Phase is much less expensive than re-working the problem after the store is operational. The value of a solid and sustainable design far outweighs the initial cost.
At Source, we are technology neutral. We have experience designing, installing and servicing virtually all manufacturers' products. This experience has taught us what works and what doesn't.
Our goal is to optimize and sustain refrigeration systems, so we focus our designs to deliver these results. We take a "systems" view and focus on optimizing all of the components of your refrigeration and HVAC systems. We don't simply copy and paste your prototype design; we evaluate each project individually and provide complete coordination through the project to insure that your best interests are carried through.
Source has the ability to provide professionally designed HVAC systems for Supermarkets, food preparation areas, offices, retail establishments as well as many other custom applications. Our team can provide a variety of design options focused on your project requirements. Dehumidification system experience allows a full range of customer comfort and energy related design options.
Our Engineering Team provides a complete layout of new and remodel EMS systems, including component configuration, wiring requirements, sensor mounting locations, as well as suggestions for optimization of existing systems.
Source engineering has the capabilities to provide retrofit or new store dehumidification system design, building analysis, equipment selection and specification, energy modeling, and installation standards for incorporation of DEH equipment and strategies to suit your design criteria. And because we are vendor neutral, we can perform these services with all major dehumidification equipment manufacturers.
An effective and efficient refrigeration or HVAC system starts with the right design. With 300 years of combined engineering experience designing mission-critical refrigeration & HVAC systems with equipment from all the major manufacturers, our engineering team is expert at reviewing designs.
Let our engineering team put their vast experience to work for you to objectively review your system design to ensure that the work performed by your selected design engineers is as robust, effective and energy efficient as possible. By hiring our experts to review your design, you get the peace of mind knowing that experts who were not involved in the initial design and who are not biased towards any brand of refrigeration or EMS equipment are reviewing your design for effectiveness and efficiency.
You are investing a lot of money in your new or remodeled refrigeration or HVAC system; and it is critical to your business. Doesn't it make sense to have our engineering experts provide an objective review?
The movement to convert HCFC refrigerants to HFC refrigerants started back in 1989 when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer first went into effect to ultimately eliminate the production and use of CFCs and HCFCs, worldwide. The protocol requires elimination of the production and use of HCFCs by 2020. In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established specific regulations to implement the Montreal Protocol, which incorporates a "stair step" approach to eliminating HCFC production and use. The EPA has issued several more aggressive amendments to their original regulations, driven in large part by the global warming effect of HCFCs.
The most recent EPA amendment issued in January 2012, resulted in R-22 refrigerant costs doubling almost overnight! With significantly higher costs, R-22 supply shortages eminent and 2020 right around the corner, the time to plan and execute your refrigerant conversions is now! Source is ready to work with you to develop turnkey short-term and long-term plans to convert your systems to acceptable HFCs that meet your corporate and performance objectives!Read More...
Refrigeration makes up more than half of the energy used in a grocery store, and open multi-deck fixtures account for a large portion of the total. Door retrofits give you the opportunity to significantly lower your operating costs. In fact, it is possible to reduce energy use well over 50 percent on open, multi-deck cases!
The Source Door Retrofit Program involves enclosing your multi-deck cases with retrofit glass doors and, when required, replacing older doors with current technology doors. As a full-service refrigeration & HVAC company focused on providing solutions that help your bottom-line, we perform our complete turnkey Door Retrofit Program on virtually any major case manufactures' equipment and using most major door manufacturers' products.
In addition to significant energy savings, there are many benefits of a door retrofit program, including:
The comprehensive Source Door Retrofit Program includes the following steps:
The Source team has the training, experience, dedication and resources to ensure your organization receives the most technically advanced services available and realizes the greatest cost savings.
Contact us today for more information on our Door Retrofit Program.
Source can provide energy modeling services to compare or predict energy usage for your supermarket refrigeration systems. Our Energy Modeling service is often useful as part of an optimization or remodel strategy, or reviewing current versus newer technology. Source is also able to address reductions in consumption for utility incentive programs.
Your remodeled store or refrigeration system is too big of an investment to leave anything to chance. You need to know your true starting point before you can properly plan, design and estimate the true cost of your remodel. Often times with years of changes, re-sets, equipment replacements, etc, it is almost impossible to have an accurate and complete picture of what needs to be changed out as part of your upcoming remodel.
Let our technical experts provide a pre-remodel store survey so that you know exactly what you have, and what needs to be replaced prior to designing your remodel project.
With a Source Store Survey you get:
Let Source's team of engineering experts perform your Store Survey to start your remodel project out right!
Source can supply State, Local or Federal energy compliance calculations, such as Title 24 or local energy codes. Included is the complete compliance engineering for each applicable code or compliance requirement; stamped by a professional engineer, and current to match the local criteria specified.
Source can provide engineered services that focus on providing a review of your existing systems to insure that you have the most energy efficient operating system possible. This analysis service can apply to new installations (at the design or construction phase), remodels, or simply operating systems that appear to use more energy than predicted. The deliverable would be a professional review of your refrigeration/HVAC/EMS equipment and processes, and providing a blueprint to energy improvement.
The refrigeration and HVAC world is changing. As the more "traditional" HCFC refrigerants continue to be aggressively phased out by EPA regulations and by a focus on reduced carbon footprints and a "greener" society, refrigeration & HVAC users have been forced to search for adequate replacements for their systems. One trend that is quickly growing in the United States is the use of natural refrigerants like CO2, propane, and ammonia. While these refrigerants have been used in industrial applications for years, and are prevalent throughout Europe and other countries, they are new to commercial applications in America.
In anticipation of this growing need and demand for natural refrigerants, Source has proactively been involved in several high-profile natural refrigerant designs and installations with several of the world's leading grocers.
Let our experienced team of engineers help you determine the best natural refrigerant options for your specific site and then work with you to design a system that provides the performance you need and the reduced carbon footprint that we all need! And of course, as with all of our work, each natural refrigerant system is designed to minimize your Total Cost of Ownership while providing optimal performance.
Lighting in grocery stores represents about 13% of the electricity consumption, not including the impact on cooling loads. Lighting retrofits to LED lights can save 30 to 60 percent on lighting energy as well as 10 to 20 percent of cooling energy when compared to traditional, fluorescent lighting.
In addition to energy savings, today's LED lighting plays an important role in creating an inviting shopping experience and increasing sales through better product illumination. Advances in LED lighting technology now offer grocery stores an option to fluorescent lighting that produces better lighting, especially in refrigerated display cases because LED lights perform very well in cold temperatures. In fact, research has shown that customers find LED lighting in freezers to be "brighter, more even, more appealing and more comfortable." Packaging and food colors are brighter and more attractive to shippers. Additionally, LED Tube lights will only need to be replaced once every 10 years reducing maintenance and recycling costs.
Whether part of a new design, a remodel or a Door Retrofit program, the Source engineering team has the experience to assist you in the selection and design of LED lighting that is best for your system.