Green Building Certification

Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd. provides complete end to end solutions for Green Building Certifications. There are various platforms available worldwide for which we provide complete consultancy services.Some of them are:

  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Certification
  • Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) LEED Certification
  • UAE ESTIDAMA Certification
  • GRIHA Certification (India)
  • Green Globe / Earth Check Certification (Australia)

ITC Maurya

• Highest Ever LEED EB Platinum Rated Building in 2010.

Our dedicated in-house team of professionals including several USGBC LEED AP’s and IGBC LEED AP’s along with other professional engineering and technical staff to ensure that the facility is able to choose, execute and obtain the highest possible Green Rating at the lowest possible first cost and optimized life cycle cost. We have a Green Portfolio exceeding 90 million square feet across various facility types such as

• Hospitality
• IT and ITES Parks
• Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
• Residential
• Townships

  • Healthcare
  • Institutional / University
  • K-12 Schools
  • Resorts
  • Mixed Use Commercial

Our consultancy advisory services cover all aspects of a Green Certification spread over Site Management, Water Efficiency, Energy Optimization, Materials, Waste Minimization, Green Materials Specification, Vendor Selection, ARC Negotiation, Energy Modeling, Lighting Simulation, Third Party Commissioning and other parameters.

We have successfully completed projects spread over various categories such as New Construction, Core & Shell Buildings, Existing Buildings, Green Homes and Green Factories. We have completed projects in India, USA, South America, Europe, Middle East and Australia.


You cannot manage what you cannot measure.
Energy Analytics helps you manage your energy use by providing visibility into your energy consumption.
We at Kamal Cogent Energy, work with a number of energy analytics service firms based in the United States of America helping them provide automated or semi-automated energy analytics services. Our services could be of various types and depends on the needs but essentially revolve around

  • data collection or data processing
  • visual inspection of energy/demand data
  • running routines or scripts to better visualize the data
  • developing automated routines via machine learning or R scripts
  • trend data fault analysis
  • developing energy models to calculate savings
  • developing reports in various formats.

Tools and Visualization
We provide these services on offline tools like spreadsheets, statistical packages (like R or tableau), developing codes (in Visual Basic, Pearl) or customized solutions. We also provide these services directly through client portals where real time data is visible for a building or set of buildings. Such data could be energy, demand, other commodity (gas, CHW, HW, steam), or cost ($).

Analytics Activities

  1. Data Processing – energy analytics starts with utility or usage data and such data frequently needs to be formatted or processed into useful formats. Our cost effective resources make this possible whether it is data from utility portals, your customized portal or provided spreadsheet files/CSV files. We can digest large data sets in statistical packages if they cannot be handled by MS Excel.
  2. Visual Inspection – the data needs to be visually inspected for which it needs to be graphed/plotted many different ways. We have skilled engineers who inspect thousands of buildings every month and are very adept at finding faults. Visual Inspection also leads us to big picture faults, which we then focus on through “deep dives”.
  3. Running Scripts for Visualization – We use custom scripts in VBA or R to better visualize multi-dimensional data sets, look at statistical co-relation such as R-square, standard deviation, SSD etc values to find faults and thus resulting in energy optimization. We can look at electric data (energy, demand) and commodity data (steam, CHW, HW). We use tools like Tableau and others for this.
  4. Automated routines and machine learning – We develop (i.e. write code) automated routines based on machine learning which can digest the data, see the pattern of the fault, number of repetitions and “auto learn” to catch that fault in the future and correct the same.
  5. Trend Data fault analysis – We are very adept at looking at BMS trend data which could be thousands of IO points (temperature, damper, speeds, valve position, offsets, resets, start-stop and others). We use tools like Universal Translator (by PGE) or Tableau and others for this. This is commonly called automated fault detection or fault diagnostics.
  6. Energy Savings Calculations – we have literally completed thousands of energy models to quantify the savings from the faults discovered in the data. These models could be simple excel type calculations or more complex 2D or 3D models in tools such as eQuest or Ecotect or others. They could be EEM specific or whole building in nature. The models could be rigorous and meet IPMVP or ASHRAE norms or more high level depending on your needs.
  7. Reporting – We take pride in providing crisp and to the point reports. The same can be in narrative form, tableau reports, power point slides, mark-ups in existing reports or others.
Energy Modeling

Energy Modeling

We perform real time demand and energy monitoring analytics. Under this service energy meters are installed at the site (through our partners) which transmit key power/energy data continuously to an online interface. Key information such as energy (kW), voltage (V), current (A) are visualized and compared across sites to validate strategies such as weekend reduction, night setback and demand. Outliers are thus spotted and high energy use areas can be addressed immediately.

This permits a facility to view its real time energy usage and take immediate action instead of waiting for the utility bill at the end of the month when no action can be taken.
We provide a monthly scorecard which includes a benchmarking of the Energy Use Index (EUI) across buildings for multi-building/campus type facilities as well as an individual building update.

Building Commissioning

At Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., we have a very strong commissioning background for electro-mechanical systems. Cogent Energy Inc., the international joint venture partner was on the Board of Commissioning Collaborative, California. Our Managing Director is an ex-faculty for Building Commissioning at the Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco. We have complete expertise for providing third party commissioning services for New Construction and Existing Operating Buildings for the following systems:

1. Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning

1.Reheat AHUs
2.Single Zone AHUs
3.Multi Zone AHUs
4.VRV Systems
5.Precision AHUs (PAC)
6.Computer Room AHUs (CRAC)
7.Laboratory Systems

2. Cooling / Heating

  1. Chillers
  2. Boilers
  3. Pumps
  4. Loops (Primary / Secondary / Condenser)
  5. Steam Systems / Condensate Recovery

3. Diesel Generators
4. Electrical Infrastructure / ATS
5. Sewage Treatment Plants
6. Irrigation Systems

7. Lighting

  1. Lighting Controls
  2. Occupancy sensors
  3. Photo cells
  4. Scene lighting / Mood lighting
  5. Lighting panels
  6. Circuiting / switching
  7. Illumination

8. Fire / Life Safety Systems
9. Plumbing Systems
10. Ventilation

  1. Fan Coil Units
  2. Treated Fresh Air Units (TFA)
  3. Heat Recovery Units / Wheels
  4. Underfloor Air Distribution
  5. Displacement Ventilation
  6. Earth Air tunnels

Our commissioning process follows ASHRAE Guideline 0 and Guideline 1 and includes the following

  • Documenting Owners Project Requirements
  • Review of Basis of Design
  • Commissioning Plan development
  • Measurement & Verification (as per IPMVP)
  • Detailed design review
  • Commissioning Specification development
  • Submittal Review
  • Calculation review (fan head / pump head / heat load etc)
  • Witness equipment Start-up and Flushing

1. Installation Verification
2.System Readiness Checking
3.Pre-functional Testing
4.Point-to-Point Testing
5.Functional Performance Testing
7.Trend Log Based
8.TAB Verification
9.Sensor Calibration Verification
10.Findings Log Development and Resolution
11.O&M Manual
12.Systems Manual for Re-commissioning

  • Installation Verification
  • System Readiness Checking
  • Pre-functional Testing
  • Point-to-Point Testing
  • Functional Performance Testing
    • Manual
    • Trend Log Based
  • TAB Verification
  • Sensor Calibration Verification
  • Findings Log Development and Resolution
  • O&M Manual
  • Systems Manual for Re-commissioning
Solar EPC

At Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., we provide complete renewable energy and carbon management design, engineering and consultancy services. Solar Photo-Voltaic and Solar Hot Water Systems We can help with design engineering of solar thermal or solar photovoltaic systems such as parabolic reflectors for steam generation and grid connected solar PV systems or even stand alone roof top solar PV systems. We not only identify vendors and products, but also evaluate to choose a battery with reduced battery replacement costs or a battery less system. Identifying the location of the panels and proper sizing is performed by us.

We also perform software simulations for solar energy with site specific weather data to estimate the annual energy which will be generated at a given location. Simulation services are performed for both Solar PV an Solar Hot Water systems.
Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) Advisory We support facilities to reduce their green house gas footprint by purchase /trading of certified Renewable Energy Certificates, whether for LEED Rating or compliance with National Energy Plan purposes. We can help in identifying the right vintage of the credits (RECs) and help find a cost optimal source of the same.

Green House Gas Foot printing We provide Green House Gas foot printing services for direct and indirect energy use. We use approved models from World Resources Institute (WRI) or World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for calculation of the GHG foot print of a facility.

Energy / Water Audit

Our team of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) approved energy auditors and USA Professional Engineer (P.E.) License holders have performed several energy audits for all types of buildings such as institutional, university, commercial, IT parks, industries and municipal buildings. Other than buildings we also provide energy audit services for pumping stations.

We have a complete tool library including ultrasonic flow meter, anemometers, lux meters, DP manometers, temperature sensors, power analyzer and HOBO loggers to work at multiple sites simultaneously. We perform energy audit services for all types of HVAC systems, chiller plants, boiler plants, steam systems, compressed air pneumatic systems, refrigeration systems, lighting , electrical and plumbing systems.

Plastic Management

Single Use Plastic Advisory

We work with clients to develop a road map to become Single Use Plastic free as per the Govt of India Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules. Our services include a full site audit to identify plastic items, identification of polymer grades, road map development, identification of alternatives of single use plastic items such as bamboo, wood, metal, compostable plastic, bio-degradabale plastic and so on. We also help identify vendors for the same. Our services also include facilitation for PRO engagement and ERP compliance as well as PWM application.

CFD Simulation

At Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., we provide CFD Simulation and Modeling Services for building / industrial applications. Some typical applications where CFD modeling is utilized are:

1. Natural Ventilation Effectiveness Simulation
2. Forced Draught (FD) Ventilation for high bay industrial applications
3. Radiant Heating (slab based) applications
4. Radiant Cooling (slab or chilled beam) applications

The CFD analysis can be used to judge the effectiveness or heat transfer over a space or a temperature gradient or profile under an air stream which is induced naturally or forced by a fan. Further, convective heat transfer and radiation effects from chilled beam /heated radiant floor can also be visualized.

Carbon Advisory

At Kamal Cogent Energy Pvt. Ltd., we provide Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Development services
Our services include:

  • LCA for buildings for all typologies, and construction stages to facilitate building life cycle impact reduction
  • Whole building Carbon Assessment of buildings
  • LCA for products as per ISO 14040/44
  • Product EPD development as per ISO 14025
  • Facilitation in third-party verification
  • EPD Publication 
  • Calculation of carbon footprint (scope 1, 2 and 3)
  • Adherence to standard protocols in carbon accounting (GHG, WRI, etc.)
  • Reveals emission hotspots
  • Recommends high impact reductions
  • Suggestion of steps to mitigate carbon emission
  • Helps to set emission reduction targets in line with the SBTi’s criteria (1.5°, 2°)
  • Efficient visualization, reporting and tracking of carbon emission
  • Managing carbon offset portfolio to optimize value
  • Facilitating the issuance of carbon credits under different carbon market standards-
    these include Clean Development Mechanism of UNFCCC, Verified Carbon Standard of VERRA, and The Gold Standard etc.
  • ESG reporting and disclosure services (CDP, SBTi, others)
  • Zero Carbon Roadmap
  • LEED and IGBC Zero Carbon Certification
Review & Assessment

Kamal Cogent Energy has performed over 500 third party reviews for IGBC and USGBC LEED rating systems. Our timely delivery of assessments, technical prowess and adherence to quality standards set by the certification bodies, sets us a class apart. We have a dedicated team of assessors for the following rating systems:

Light Simulation

We perform detailed room-by-room or space-by-space daylight and artificial lighting simulations. The AutoCAD floor plans of the building are inserted into the daylight/ light model and room geometry is replicated. Envelope features like windows, doors, louvers, skylights etc. are modeled as is along with exterior features like overhangs, sun shades, fins, etc. The models are typically run for Equinox and Summer Solstice dates but can be run on any other date as well. The weather file for the project location is utilized. The models are run on clear sky as well as overcast sky conditions.

The isolux contours as well as achieved lux values are developed in a grid format. Based on the achieved lux values we recommend optimization of window and skylight dimensions and locations in order to maximize the amount of daylight achieved in the space. We also perform daylight factor analysis using the model which can be compared to various standards like IESNA /LEED /ECBC and NBC. Our artificial lighting and daylight simulation is also utilized to check the uniformity level of the light in the space which is then used to validate the location and spacing of the light fixtures as well as the distance between them. We use the actual illumination files for the fixtures selected by the design team.