Sustainability from the Ground Up
From planning and design through post-construction, we will help optimize the sustainability, accessibility and resiliency of your new commercial property.
- Hotels and Hospitality
- Cultural Institutions
- Recreational Facilities
How do you know which green building certification is right for your commercial project?
Or maybe you’ve selected a green building program, but are not sure how to navigate the path toward certification?
Whether you are pursuing green building certification as a route to compliance, or are looking for a way to make your building stand out to potential tenants, we provide consulting services that take your project from design to post-occupancy.
Since each program and project is different, our services are tailored to meet your needs and guide through each step of the process.
Green Building Certification Programs
LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C)
- New Construction
- Core & Shell
LEED Interior Design and Construction (ID+C)
- Commercial Interiors
LEED Neighborhood Development
- For mixed-use developments
WELL Building Standard
- New Buildings
- New Interiors
- Core and Shell
Our Green Building Certification Services for Commercial New Construction Include:
- Project planning and prioritization to address:
- Inclusion of on-site green infrastructure strategies
- Interior and exterior water usage reduction
- Access to alternative transportation infrastructure
- Health and wellness goals
- Identifying necessary compliance measures, as well as potential incentive programs
- Partnering with project team during design phase to incorporate green construction methods and optimize energy efficient design elements
- Monitoring and verifying adherence to green construction program specifications
- Submitting green building program applications
We examine every opportunity to save energy, increase tenant comfort, and ensure durability for your commercial project, from the inside out.
By optimizing performance during the initial design stages, we help you to minimize the total cost of ownership (initial construction, monthly utility expenses, and annual maintenance costs) by eliminating operational, mechanical, and technological inefficiencies.
Many of the commercial performance incentive- and- certification programs require designs and analyses that are beyond the typical contractor’s scope. We have the experience to fill the gap, and ensure ongoing success by providing plan review, design recommendations, field training, construction field verification, and technical oversight as needed.
Our Energy Efficiency Services for Commercial New Construction Include:
Installing efficient mechanical systems for your new commercial project is a good start, but to ensure a lasting investment, you need to verify that these systems are performing according to design intentions. Our commissioning services provide a systematic quality assurance process for the integration of your building’s mechanical systems including:
- HVAC Components and Controls
- Lighting, Lighting Controls, and Daylighting
- Life Safety Systems (fire alarms/prevention)
- Water Systems Including DHW
- Building Management Systems (Computer Interfaces)
Understand the complexities of your building’s energy use before it is even built. Our analyses are based on using whole building simulation tools, such as eQUEST and EnergyPlus, and are we are versed in current industry standards (ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G). We’re also able to make recommendations for solar photovoltaic (PV), combined heat and power (CHP), and other forms of renewable energy systems you are considering them for your project.
As solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, Combined Heat and Power systems (CHP / Cogeneration), increased storage capacity in battery technologies, and other forms of renewable energy systems and onsite generation move into the mainstream, the opportunity to leverage these energy alternatives are becoming more economically sensible. There are many opportunities to secure public funding for these measures if your project is pursuing resiliency and sustainability measures.
Whether you need help with siting, community planning, Ecotect modeling, design specifications, bid reviews or commissioning, our engineers have been at the forefront of newest and most innovative technologies in building science for decades.
The building envelope or enclosure is the barrier that separates the always variable and sometimes harsh outdoor environment from the constant comfort of the indoor environment. It is the most important building component in determining overall durability, and one of the most important contributors in addressing building energy efficiency; the building performance efficacy of which is primarily determined not only in the planning phase but more so by adherence to proven methodologies during construction.
Our envelope commissioning services begin with conceptual design development reviews, follow through with detailed CD reviews, construction field verification, and component/assembly testing where required to verify that the building envelope was constructed to meet the desired specifications.
We excel at designing high performance, high quality and durable building enclosure systems. Our building enclosure experts investigate the risks of interstitial condensation, moisture accumulation, durability of the enclosure, and mold growth potential within the enclosure assembly. In addition to relying on our expertise in the field, we use several modeling tools to achieve the best thermal and moisture performance of an enclosure system.