CM3 Building Solutions Approved as Philadelphia Building Tune-Up Specialist
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. February 1, 2022 – CM3 Building Solutions, Inc. was recently approved by Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability as a Building Tune-Up Specialist.
Building Tune-Up Specialists are approved to conduct building tune-ups as part of Philadelphia’s Building Energy Performance Program (BEPP). Created through the Building Energy Performance Policy, BEPP’s goal is to drive efficient energy and water use in +50,000 square foot, non-residential buildings in Philadelphia. The project is expected to reduce Philadelphia’s carbon pollution by 200,000 metric tons, or the equivalent of removing 40,000 automobiles.
To achieve compliance with BEPP, buildings have three courses of action:
1. Conduct a “tune-up” of existing building systems using an approved Building Tune-Up Specialist.
2. Certify high performance.
3. Receive an exemption.
“We are excited to be part of this critical initiative to improve Philadelphia’s environmental impact,” states Brad Pappal, Director of New Business Development. “As a local business, we have many customers who are working to comply with these efficiency goals. This approval enables us to assist them in their efforts.”
The tune-up deadline for the largest non-residential buildings is September 30, and the deadline for completion of the high-performance pathway is April 4. Additional building deadlines follow and are based on building size:
• September 30, 2022: Buildings with 200,000 sq. ft. to 199,999 sq. ft.
• September 30, 2023: Buildings with 70,000 sq. ft to 99,999 sq. ft.
• September 30, 2024: Buildings with 50,000 sq. ft. to 69,999 sq. ft.
“As the 2022 deadlines approach, there’s a sense of urgency around the BEP Program,” observes Pappal. “However, CM3’s fleet of technicians enables us to conduct turnkey site assessments and building tune-ups within the required timeframe.”
CM3 has provided building automation, HVAC mechanical, and energy services to the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware communities for nearly twenty years. The Building Tune-Up Service is an additional offering in the company’s portfolio of solutions for the built environment, including building automation, HVAC maintenance, energy, security, and communications.
For more information about the Building Energy Performance Program, visit the City of Philadelphia’s Building Energy Performance webpage: https://www.phila.gov/programs/building-energy-performance-program/
About CM3 Building Solutions, Inc.
CM3 delivers building solutions to commercial, healthcare, institutional, non-profit, and municipal facilities throughout the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware community. With expertise in air, energy, security, and communications, the company deploys technologies that maximize the comfort, safety, and efficiency of every facility. Founded in 2002, CM3 has provided building automation, HVAC, and energy savings performance contracting solutions to customers for nearly twenty years. Additionally, the company delivers experienced systems integration and maintenance services for Air Purification, Video Surveillance, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Public Address, Fire Alarm, Phone, and IT systems. For more information about CM3 Building Solutions, Inc., visit CM3inc.com.