You Don’t Have to be the Tallest Building for Others to Look Up to You
Being proactive about sustainability and accessibility will lower operational costs, increase tenant satisfaction, and minimize your environmental footprint.
- Hotels and Hospitality
- Cultural Institutions
- Recreational Facilities
We know it’s not always easy to decide where to start looking for opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your buildings.
Whether you need to fulfill local jurisdictional and state mandates, are curious about your portfolio’s energy profile, or looking for a retro-commissioning agent, we will help you to devise the best strategy to address the needs of your building or entire portfolio.
Our energy optimization services for existing commercial properties include:
Energy Benchmarking and Portfolio Review: We use high-quality analytics and visualizations to help you unlock the trends behind your building’s energy use. You will be able to see how your property stacks up against others, and identify potential opportunities for improvement.
Energy Auditing: Pinpoint inefficient systems and maintenance practices with a hands-on energy audit and mechanical testing. After an initial audit, we’ll analyze our preliminary recommendations to prioritize a scope of work, discuss the findings with you, as well as recommend the implementation of high-impact improvements.
Retro-Commissioning: As your retro-commissioning agent, we’ll identify mechanical defects,revise operating protocol, calibrate and sequence systems, direct equipment maintenance and train building owners and staff in proper maintenance and operation.
Existing and Historic Building Enclosure Diagnostics: We investigate and evaluate buildings for water leaks, moisture and air migration, and thermal performance. We can assist building owners and design professionals in identifying failures in existing building enclosures through onsite observation, review of existing documents, overseeing probes, and testing. These investigations form the basis of recommendations for remedial work, while also providing valuable information to the design team.
Operations and Maintenance Tools: To ensure ongoing success, we can develop efficient operations and maintenance guidelines and provide training to building management staff. We’ll also coordinate across our network of vendors and assess new technologies for future implementation.
Standout with Sustainability
Commercial properties with green building certifications are more attractive to tenants and buyers alike. Achieving certification for an existing building will not only lead to lowered operating costs and energy use, but can provide a way to standout in the competitive commercial market.
Whether or not your commercial property has achieved green building certification in the past, our sustainability consultants can help you select and navigate the program that is best for your building.
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 Operations and Maintenance
- Existing Buildings
- Data Centers
- Warehouses and Distribution Centers
ENERGY STAR for Existing Buildings
- Food sales and service
We have a broad range of green building certification services that include:
- Goal setting and project priorities
- Identify program and potential incentives, as well as any means for compliance
- Recommend cost-effective energy conservation measures (ECM) to implement as a path to compliance
- Execute any required commissioning services
- Green building program applications and submittals
Accessibility is an ongoing effort
Whether you are acquiring a new property, need to train staff on accessibility policies and procedures, or are making alterations to an existing building, we can help you ensure ongoing compliance with mandatory accessibility requirements.
We can help your commercial property comply with accessible design and construction requirements included in:
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- State and Local Human Rights Laws
- International Building Code (IBC)
- State and Local Building Codes
- Universal Design
Services for Existing Commercial Buildings
Operations and Management: We assess your policies and procedures to help ensure that the operations and management of occupied buildings meets regulatory requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other laws and codes that promote equal access. Operations and management services include a review of existing nondiscrimination policies and procedures and the development of supplemental materials to enhance compliance, as well as staff training to ensure proper implementation.
Plan Reviews and Field Inspections: For alterations to existing buildings, we collaborate to help attain full compliance with regulatory requirements for accessible design and construction. We conduct field inspections during all phases of renovations and work with the design and construction teams to help ensure that full compliance is achieved.
Due Diligence: We perform due diligence inspections of existing buildings and sites to identify noncompliance with regulatory requirements for accessible design and construction. Investors can use the results of these inspections to determine the true value of a potential real estate investment; the primary goal of our due diligence services is to protect the interests of our equity investor clients.
Technical Assistance: We aim to deliver consistent and reliable technical assistance on all aspects of accessibility compliance.