Building Performance

Rich, productive, and inspiring environments promote human well-being, preserve natural resources, and provide flexibility and resilience for the future.

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

This demonstration building is the largest zero energy-capable, mixed-use facility in the United States.

ZEN facade

Myth Buster

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

ZEN is the realization of a long-term vision to convert zero-energy concepts and innovations into cost-effective realities. The building is designed to approach net zero in such a way that it can serve as a demonstration project for building owners and developers.

Building Performance Energy Decisions
Birch Bayh facade and main entrance

Prove It

B3 Benchmarking confirms our design significantly reduced energy use. The revitalized 540,000 GSF landmark shows a 38% decrease in energy consumption and 28% decrease in carbon emissions since the renovation. 

Building Performance Resource Efficiency

Living Lab

Trinity's investment in energy efficiency and sustainability earned it a Texas-sized ROI in the form of a $1.3M rebate from San Antonio's public utility.

Building Performance Energy Decisions

The new Agricultural Engineering Building marks an important step forward for our program by providing the 21st-century facilities our faculty and students need to solve society's most pressing problems.

Paul Heinemann Professor & Chair, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Penn State

Featured Building Performance News & Publications

exterior view

ENR Southwest profiles the EYP designed Physics & Astronomy Interdisciplinary Science Building (PAIS) at the University of New Mexico.

EMBR Wave Bracelet

Builder Magazine profiles our new partnership with Embr Labs to test the Embr Wave "personal thermostat".

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Featured Building Performance Projects

Trinity University

Center for the Sciences & Innovation (CSI)

Trinity University


Inspired collaborations: undergraduates feel empowered by hands-on discovery.

X/O Skeleton exterior view

X/O Skeleton Design Concept


Dynamic design rethinks the high-rise facade, reducing embodied energy by combining structure and skin.

exterior view

Engineering Research & Innovation Center (ERIC)

North Carolina A&T State University

Academic Innovation

Charleston Regional Center Building F

US Department of State

Judicial & Workplace

The new building creates a distinguished sense of place, welcoming all employees and visitors to the federal campus.

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