Providing services to optimize building performance, comfort, sustainability, and energy-efficiency

Design of mechanical and plumbing systems for a wide variety of projects.  Specializing in creativity and low-energy systems.

The full range of design services are available to match the needs of your project, from simple to complex.  Silvertip provides investigation, conceptual, and schematic design through design development and construction documents plus construction phase services.  The design services we can provide for mechanical and plumbing systems include:

Investigate existing conditions

HVAC Engineering

Write control sequences

AutoCAD and Revit drawings

Specifications, full CSI format

Engineer’s cost opinions

Scheduling assistance

Site visits and reports

Energy Studies and alternatives evaluations

Life-cycle Studies

Silvertip provides design services for most any building and/or system type.

We work closely with commissioning agents and energy modelers to help optimize the integrated results of the project.  Working with commissioning greatly improves the speed with which a building and its systems are brought to full operational status so that maintenance personnel are not burdened with finishing the construction.  Integrating commissioning into the project also helps the contractors improve their efficiency and profitability by catching construction issues early.  Working with energy modeling can create a building that is designed from the beginning to be optimized for construction cost and energy and other operating costs.

Life-cycle studies help our clients select a design using not only first-cost (construction cost) criteria, but also weighted maintenance, energy, and equipment replacement costs over the life of the building.  The result is a building matched to the client’s needs in terms of a balance between initial, construction costs and the long-term operating cost of the building.  A Triple-bottom line evaluation can be added to evaluate the sustainability and community impacts as well.