Building Performance

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

Myth Buster

ZEN facade

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

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

Prove It

Birch Bayh facade and main entrance

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

New Model for Healing

The new Stamford Hospital is the boldest healthcare initiative in Fairfield County's history. Stamford's new building is more than a state-of-the-art facility: it symbolizes their philosophy of patient- and family-centered care. Healing begins as soon as you arrive at the hospital. This is Healing Reimagined, as told by the Stamford leadership team.

Well-Being Community Impact Healthcare Design Research

Texas-sized ROI

Trinity's investment in energy efficiency and sustainability earned a $1.3M rebate from San Antonio's public utility.

Building Performance Energy Decisions
Exterior rendering of dWellbeing


Student Life

Interactive building features show students how their behaviors impact energy use, inspiring greener lifestyles.

GE 53 night view

General Electric

Renewable Energy Global Headquarters


Embodying GE innovation, the reinvention of Building 53 reinvigorates the iconic brand for the 21st century.

North Quadrangle Housing & Academic Complex

University of Michigan

North Quadrangle Housing & Academic Complex

Student Life

The Media Gateway and Space 2435 are changing expectations for living-learning communities.

Latest Publications

Testing EMBR Labs' New Wave Thermal Bracelet

EMBR Wave Bracelet

Builder Magazine profiles our partnership with Embr Labs, a tech startup founded by four Massachusetts Institute of Technology students, to pilot-test the Embr Wave Thermal Bracelet. Over the course of the five-week study, seventeen employees of EYP’s Boston office will wear the Embr Wave Thermal Bracelet during their workday and provide feedback about their experiences.

Honorable Guests Dedicate New U.S. Embassy in Oslo

US Embassy Oslo

Numerous international guests officially opened The New Embassy Compound in Oslo, Norway with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. Demonstrating the highest levels of sustainability, safety, and innovative design features and seamlessly integrating with the area’s natural resources, the multi-building, organic complex includes a chancery, underground support annex, three entry pavilions, Marine security guard quarters, and workspace for approximately 200 embassy employees.

Designing Modern Embassies: Integrating Innovative Architecture with Rigorous Security and Efficiency Standards

US Embassy, Oslo

The balance of creating beautiful and innovative embassies that also exceed stringent safety, efficiency, and accessibility requirements is explored in the recent CNN article, “Diplomatic Design: New U.S. Embassies Make an Architectural Statement.” The EYP-designed embassy in Oslo, Norway, is one of only five global facilities selected to demonstrate successfully meeting this challenge.

Building Performance publications

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