We can create
an energy model of your building using the U.S. DOE EnergyPlus software and help you use it to explore options, identify the most
effective insulation and equipment strategies, and more. We can help you integrate the results with the rest of your design
and decision-making process.
Using plans and walking the building site, we can help you identify opportunities to exploit
local resources of sunlight, wind, water, landscape and topography. These considerations often play an important role in the
placement and orientation of the building and other site elements. We can help you assess options for solar and wind power as
Material and Equipment Selection
There are many choices to make on any project, and the research required to pick the
right materials, appliances, light fixtures and other components can be overwhelming. We can help you find the best
balance of price, aesthetics and performance.
LEED and Other Rating Systems
Getting your project certified under programs
like LEED, NAHB GreenBuilt and the Living Building Challenge requires significant research and 'bean-counting' work. We can
help you through the process and suggest design alternatives to help improve your project's certification level.