• The decisions made during the design and construction phase of a project’s life cycle can set the stage for high operating efficiency and maximized occupant comfort and well being.
  • Buildings are operated for decades. The commitment to continuously assess the environmental performance of operating practices provides an opportunity to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs, while engaging building occupants in the promotion of a building they can be proud to call home or work in.
  • By learning about how to include sustainability into the design and operational decision making process, project owners, operators, occupants and design team members can raise the bar on design and performance, without raising costs.
  • We manage what we measure – this is one of the key aspects of energy management. The persistence of implemented energy conservation measures is improved when the energy consumption is metered and the information is made available to the people who make decisions about operations. In addition, designers benefit from learning about the efficacy of their design decisions regarding various building systems contributing to energy efficiency.
  • Building energy simulation is a useful tool in evaluating the energy and cost performance of energy conservation measures in the design and operation of buildings. In addition, building energy simulations are used for demonstrating compliance with building codes, green building rating systems, and incentive programs.
  • Whether you need you need assistance in deciding what approach is practical for your project, market research to help building the business case for your next green venture or community initiative, or if you would like to participate in third party greenhouse gas reporting, our team can help.
  • Commissioning is a process to ensure that the owner's goals are met throughout the various phases of a project, and is a LEED pre-requisite for new construction projects. Our technical expertise, attention to detail, and our plain and simple interest in “making buildings work better” will benefit your project or development and save you money, hassles, and headaches in the long run.
  • Energy and water audits are used to understand where utilities are being consumed in a facility, and how to minimize utility waste and improve and optimize operational efficiency. A good audit can help you uncover a broad range of opportunities to reduce utility consumption, which may be realized through no or low cost measures, and also through capital improvements.