Strategies for maximizing energy efficiency and incorporating renewables conserve natural resources, reduce carbon emissions, and help manage energy costs.

Net Zero Ready

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

We analyze the impact of integrated systems to optimize building energy performance.


Lifetime Energy Savings

The Weidt Group®, the energy practice of EYP, collaborates with design teams to optimize energy performance for all EYP clients. Every building’s lifecycle – from predesign through decades of operation – presents multiple opportunities for improving energy efficiency. We have the comprehensive processes and tools to help you maximize the efficiency of both new and existing buildings – of any type, age, or size – and minimize your energy costs.

Energy Decisions Building Performance

Reliable, Relevant Energy Models

Energy analysts are part of every EYP design team. We leverage Weidt®'s customizable software platform, performing real-time energy analyses to maximize performance – and minimize energy costs – in new and existing buildings of any type, size, or age.

Energy Decisions

Real-time energy analysis has changed the way I think about the design process. And it's fantastic to be able to show my clients, in just a few key strokes, how their decisions will impact future energy use.

Matt O'Grady Matthew O'Grady, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Design Principal

Featured Energy Optimization Projects

Longs Peak Hospital

Longs Peak Hospital


Acute Care

Trendsetting prototype is designed for growth as well as service.

Consular Office Building and Representational Entry Court

US Consulate, Erbil

US Department of State


Work/life balance: diplomatic staff enjoy the security and amenities of a sustainable village.

Exterior of Steidle

Steidle Building

The Pennsylvania State University

Academic Innovation

Modernization transforms a 100+ year-old building into a world-class environment for Material Science & Engineering research.

exterior view

Integrated Science Facility

Carleton College


High-performance design adds square footage while decreasing energy consumption.

Energy Modeling, like sketching, should be used throughout the design process to inform and shape the design. Just like a sketch can allow you to explore some detail without knowing all the other details, an energy model can let you see the impacts of different design choices. This allows promising ideas with strong potential energy savings to be incorporated early, but just as importantly, it allows ideas that have less savings potential to be considered, and abandoned early, letting the team focus on the ideas that will have the greatest cumulative savings, an attractive return on investment, or whatever other goal they are pursuing for the project. The true value of this approach is—when used early during design—we are able to find the optimal combination of strategies in real-time, during design meetings. More

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.

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