Energy Research

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is critical to the future of our planet. New tools and technologies are redefining energy efficiency to ensure sustainability.

The Road to Net-Zero

Educating building occupants about how their behaviors impact energy use helps maintain performance goals.

Freeing Energy Dollars for Higher Use

Screenshot of B3 benchmarking

According to the US Department of Energy, colleges and universities nationwide spend $14B on energy costs every year. By reducing greenhouse gas emissions through portfolio-based efficiency improvements, millions of energy dollars can be redirected back into education where they can positively impact student learning and development. Our work with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) demonstrates the value B3 benchmarking can help deliver. We identified $13.6M in savings across MnSCU's 22 campuses.

Energy Research

Energy Research Partnerships

We're committed to advancing new tools and technologies that will help redefine energy efficiency and optimize building performance. Our partners include:

  • National Institute for Sustainable Energy (NISE)
  • New Building Institute (NBI)
  • New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • Preservation League of New York State
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Resource Efficiency Building Performance

In Search of ZEN

Exterior view of the ZEN Building

As the design industry evolves to shape the next generation of high-performance buildings, it is of utmost importance that we enter this new paradigm armed with knowledge of how to intertwine a healthy built environment with improved energy performance. The upstate New York headquarters of our firm - a demonstration net-zero-ready tenant office building - offers a unique and unprecedented opportunity for a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between a commercial net-zero-ready high-performance building and its healthy workplace. The scope of our study is limited to the fifth floor occupied by EYP. Our multidisciplinary team seeks to measure and understand how a building’s design and energy use impacts its occupant health and work performance. These data and analytics will help advance the design industry to help optimize tomorrow’s superior buildings and workplaces. This employee research project is funded by the EYP Research Grant Program, which encourages knowledge creation through an annual in-house competition. 

Workplace Research

Energy Resiliency for Hospitals

Stamford Hospital

It is critical that hospitals have continuous uninterrupted power, no matter what happens to the municipal power grid. For the most part this requirement has been satisfied by using large diesel generators and fuel tanks. Given the advances in alternative energy technologies and energy storage systems, it is important to analyze the benefits of replacing diesel generators with clean energy sources – an analysis critical to the development of complete energy resilience systems. In partnership with The Weidt Group®, we will develop a strategy to examine the new Stamford Hospital and the new Methodist Hospital, both of which are being outfitted with diesel generators, through energy modeling to investigate efficiency, reduce waste, and develop a substitute emergency backup system. Our findings will also highlight a balance between what is currently feasible and what will be feasible in the near future. This methodology could ultimately help us develop a systematic approach that can be applied to other building types. This employee research project is funded by the EYP Research Grant Program, which encourages knowledge creation through an annual in-house competition.

dWellbeing: Energy Performance Documentation

by Jason Steinbock

dWellbeing is an interactive environment that enables its residents to understand how individual choices and activities influence consumption and performance through technology, while providing opportunities for occupants to give back via their own actions, behaviors and activities.

Updated Federal Office Building in Pittsburgh Saves 28% on Energy

The modernized William S. Moorhead Federal Office Building in Pittsburgh now saves more than 28% of energy compared to its pre-renovation consumption.

We collaborate with clients and design teams to optimize building performance, earlier in the design process than ever before, through powerful real-time analysis tools, leading to higher-performing buildings for our clients.

Jason Steinbock, PE, BEMP, LEED AP BC+C Director of Energy Business Development