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.

Mars Center, showing the green roof

Investment Strategy

Mars Center for Science and Technology

Wheaton College

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.


Greening Healthcare

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

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

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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
Facade detail

Envelope Efficiency

William S. Moorhead Federal Office Building

General Services Administration

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.


Featured Resource Efficiency News & Publications

US Embassy, Oslo, Norway

Numerous international guests officially opened The New Embassy Compound in Oslo, Norway with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony

US Embassy, Oslo, Norway

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.