Buildings & Energy started as a construction company. We were early adopters of passive solar, solar hot water, energy efficient construction, sustainable materials, and construction recycling. We are an experienced resource for costs, technical information, evaluation of materials, and optimization of sustainable building systems and specifications.
Our goal is to work with you to create a healthy and productive work environment that also makes financial sense. We deliver "investment-grade" green business and green development planning producing cost savings, tax advantages, near-term payback, and return on your investment consistent with core business expectations.
We add value by providing accurate construction cost estimates, cost comparisons of building assemblies and systems, and first-hand knowledge of methods and materials. If we’re involved early in a project, we can help cut costs and make informed choices about cost/benefit, LEED point strategies, and alternatives.
With over 25 years in construction and demolition, we’ve used and evaluated hundreds of materials. We’ve disassembled buildings by hand, and observed the success and failure of many materials and the way in which they were installed.