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
Passive House Certification
- New Construction
- Existing Buildings
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:
Our team of building enclosure experts specialize in air and moisture management and thermal performance analysis with an emphasis on high performance buildings. For new construction, we provide architectural reviews; detail development; analytical tools; laboratory and field mock-up testing oversight; product and systems recommendations and specifications; and construction administration services.
Our goal is to support you in the design, construction, and operation of high performance buildings through careful attention to detail and a whole building approach.
Services for new construction include:
Design Review and Construction Administration to optimize building performance, support certifications, maximize efficiency incentives, and comply with local laws and energy codes.
Enclosure Commissioning to provide a review process of the design and construction to achieve performance requirement.
Enclosure Services for Green Building Programs including those to meet the requirements of the Passive House standard and Envelope Commissioning requirement for LEED.
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.
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)
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.