Sustainable Design and LEEDTM Consultation

Design assistance, consultation, LEED process management, or assistance writing submittals for LEEDTM certification.

Available as LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) for USGBC LEED Projects or as Mechanical Engineering LEED Consultant on a team of other LEED consultants on a USGBC LEED Project.

Review of energy models for reasonable conformance to realistic HVAC system operation and technologies.  Recommend modeling modifications and/or interpretations to improve model result conformance to likely systems performance

Mechanical Engineering LEED Consultant Services available include:

Review of documents required for LEED submittals, such as:

Commissioning Plan

Measurement and Verification Plan

Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR)

Basis of Design (BOD)

Commissioning Design Review, Commissioning Submittal Review, and Systems Manual Review

Minimum Energy Performance documentation (ASHRAE 90.1) by design team

Documentation of energy performance

Thermal Comfort Survey Plan

Mechanical systems design review:  Rule-of-thumb check of loads, system, and equipment sizing.  More in-depth analysis where initial analysis suggests opportunities.

Mechanical systems drawing, specifications, and controls sequence review

Review coordination of lighting and daylighting systems with the HVAC systems and controls

Recommend alternatives for energy use and/or energy cost reduction

LEED Review:  review proposed LEED scoring and suggest opportunities for possible increased sustainability or improved energy efficiency

Assist with prioritization of the LEED credits in order of likelihood of achievement, particularly in terms of cost-effectiveness

Assist with calculations, as applicable to credits pursued, such as:

Allowable restroom water usage

Fixture replacement options to achieve water conservation credits

Site density

Review of Energy Star submittal calculations

Submittal of Cleaner and Greener calculations