The sustainable design experts at Ewers Architecture and Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants have formed a partnership to provide a new sustainable design service for existing buildings. (Download brochure)

Building Performance Consulting introduces a new concept in sustainability – providing existing building owners with an opportunity to upgrade their facilities to meet today’s increased awareness of our current energy issues, reduce energy bills, create a better environment for the building users, and increase property values. Through targeted analysis of a facility’s current conditions Building Performance Consulting will find solutions to help each owner meet their goal of increased sustainability and reduced energy use.

Building Performance Consulting uses an innovative three-step process to EXPLORE, ANALYZE and IMPLEMENT these sustainable design strategies into any existing building. With a small initial investment, building owners will understand what simple steps they can take to improve their facility’s energy efficiency and create a healthier and more profitable building. Building Performance Consulting uses a holistic approach to a facility’s needs, incorporating not only energy usage but also code compliance, handicap accessibility, functional efficiency, space usage and even aesthetics.

“No building is too large or too small to benefit from this type of analysis” says co-founder Peter Ewers of Ewers Architecture. “Through targeted study of a building’s current energy usage and analysis of the current infrastructure we can identify simple cost-effective solutions to a myriad of problems that facilities face.”

“There are tremendous opportunities in the existing building arena to integrate improved energy efficiency with enhanced building performance. Making these improvements now will position building owners to begin receiving a return on their investment, position them to better weather the coming energy cost increases, and gain social capital by helping to solve the global climate crisis.” says Michael Haughey of Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants.

Haughey and Ewers have more than 60 years combined experience in engineering, architecture and sustainable design. Their ideas and innovations change our energy future one building at a time.

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