Sustainable Design for Architecture
We offer a multitude of integrated solutions for new and existing buildings focused on three key service areas.
Sustainable Design Consulting
We are a leader in the green building industry with extensive experience designing high performance buildings. We have a set of minimum sustainability requirements for all of our projects which include such things as setting energy and water targets, developing the Owner Project Requirements (OPR) and Basis of Design (BOD) documentation assigning a sustainability champion, and setting and tracking project-specific sustainability goals. We have signed the 2030 Challenge and have developed our own baselines and goals for high-performance building design. Our in-house experts in areas such as climate change, renewable energy, sustainable material selection and energy modeling allow us to provide our clients sustainable solutions that have measurable benefits.
Wise use of energy is an essential component of sustainable buildings and communities. Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy for both new and existing facilities deliver positive financial benefits while also helping reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and reliance on fossil fuels. We provide unbiased, independent recommendations for energy projects and offer a comprehensive range of services ranging from preliminary energy audits to construction management. Our goal is to help clients find efficient, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective solutions to a variety of energy management needs. In addition to building and site-focused work, we also provide macro-level analyses that are used to develop energy management programs and energy conservation policies.
Commissioning and Facility Services
Our commissioning agents are accustomed to the complex technologies and the challenges of fine-tuning modern building integrated control systems. We develop and implement commissioning plans that sustain smooth transitions between the design, construction, operations and warranty phases of each project. Our proprietary web-based paperless data management system captures all commissioning activities on-line. Information is accessible in real-time to the owner, contractors, designers and commissioning team. Our efforts result in fewer change orders, reduced facility energy consumption, improved indoor air quality, a high degree of occupant thermal comfort, proper training of operations and maintenance staff, and the on-time completion of projects.