Energy Decisions

The energy models we build reliably predict actual energy performance within 1-2%. We do this analysis first, so it can actively inform the project's design to achieve the best results given your goals and budget.

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Freeing Energy Dollars for Higher Use

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
Exterior facade of MetLife Building

MetLife Reimagined Design Competition

Workplace

Innovative envelope systems can transform both appearance and energy performance of existing as well as new buildings.

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Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

STEM

Educating tomorrow’s workforce in biotechnology, nanotechnology, engineering, and health care is of vital economic importance.

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Centennial Hall

College of Saint Rose

Student Life

Performing at 39% below energy code, this residence hall is more efficient than 77% of the dormitories we're monitoring.

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Science Building

Middle Tennessee State University

STEM

Tomorrow’s leaders in science education are testing experimental learning spaces today.

Latest Publications

We are watching the ongoing extreme weather events with great concern. Because keeping hospitals and healthcare facilities fully functional is critical to public health and safety, we are making our latest research on improving energy resilience available to help hospitals and their communities respond to today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s. More

Using the right energy modeling tools at the right time in the design process is especially important in historic preservation, no matter what type of preservation is being undertaken. More

Just as hospital departments employ systems to stay up to date with technology and medical procedures, they also need to plan for resiliency in the face of natural disasters. Energy management is one of the most critical components of life safety that affects everyone. Our resiliency road map helps hospitals determine how to harden the existing infrastructure and prepare for future infrastructure improvements. More

Energy Decisions publications