Resource Efficiency

Modernization is the most sustainable strategy - it maximizes the embodied energy of existing buildings - but early energy modeling enables us to optimize energy use on every kind of project.

Investment Strategy

Mars Center, showing the green roof

Wheaton College

Mars Center for Science and Technology

When energy modeling demonstrated the energy savings potential of certain design options, Wheaton College opted to spend an extra $300,000 in initial costs – an investment that is estimated could save as much as $12 million in projected energy costs over the anticipated lifetime of the building.

Energy Decisions

Greening Healthcare

Exterior

Hackensack Meridian Health

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

With its high-performance envelope, lighting and HVAC systems, Hope Tower is a highly efficient building, far outperforming its peers with a projected EUI of 52 kBtu/sf/yr and projected annual energy cost savings of $75,000.

Emerging Technologies

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

Thanks to the client's partnership with Japan's New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO), cutting-edge tech, energy-saving technologies have been installed in ZEN. This video from SUNY Poly showcases NEDO's tour of the facility.

Resource Efficiency

Building the Green Roof

Birch Bayh's 30,000 GSF vegetative roof - one of the largest on a historic structure - and rainwater harvesting system are key components of the sustainable design strategy that work in concert to reduce the building’s heat-island effect and improve energy efficiency.

Envelope Efficiency

Facade detail

General Services Administration

William S. Moorhead Federal Office Building

A new energy-efficient building envelope and mechanical system with heat recovery reduces the building's energy consumption by 38% over previous measures, leading GSA to use the project as a case study in the right way to do sustainable modernization.

Modernization
rendered exterior view of building

US Department of State

US Embassy, Amman

Amman, Jordan

Diplomatic

Rapid response to global events is essential to designing safe, secure, and healthy workplaces overseas.

exterior view rendering

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Fulton State Hospital

Fulton County, MO

Specialty Services

This forensic facility, the first of its type in the United States, provides treatment in needs-based program communities.

Exterior Facade View of Glass Lobby

General Electric

Transportation Energy Storage

Schenectady, NY

Tech Manufacturing

An energy-efficient envelope helps brand a new technology business.

view of classroom and study lounge

Concordia College

Offutt School of Business

Moorhead, MN

Academic Innovation

The addition of an atrium into an existing, closed off building brought natural light deep into this new Business School, creating a warm, open and inviting learning environment.

Benchmark Before You Audit

by Jason Steinbock

We’re seeing a growing trend in cities throughout the nation: mandating energy benchmarking as a way to achieve aggressive energy and carbon emissions reduction. We applaud the use of energy benchmarking as a way to prioritize buildings that have the most potential for improvement – in fact, we’ve been benchmarking buildings since 2004. In our experience, however, we have seen returns superior to those published in a report recently issued by the New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability.

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.

Penn State commits to historic 20 percent energy reduction

Renovations are underway at the Steidle Building to improve energy efficiency.