Buildings consume 40% of energy used in the US and 72% of electricity generated. -US EPA, 2009
For your existing structure, we provide you with a diagnostic of how your building is currently performing and uncover appropriate ways to increase performance, leverage utility incentives to lower implementation costs, and ensure that your building is in compliance with government mandates.
For your new structure, we partner with your team to develop a sustainability strategy based on your goals, advise you on best value clean technology solutions, and ensure that you succeed in getting your new building to a desired standard such as LEED, Energy Star or region specific.
Get a handle on how your building is performing. We have bundled together energy reports that include occupant behavior recommendations, utility rebates and incentives and occupant education. With our Building Advisor Service, you can measure and track your building’s performance AND improve it, with ongoing adjustments.
I engaged Sustaining Structures to help me with a local benchmarking requirement. Not only did they quickly set up all of the regulatory requirements, but they also were able to show me more about how my building performs. This process was quick and painless.
Sustaining Structures also helped me understand the advantage of attaining an Energy Star Label for my high performing building. They handled the entire Energy Star process for me, saving me hours of administrative work.
Sustaining Structures was very professional in all my dealings with them and they were a pleasure to work with. I’d recommend them to any property owner/manager.
- Steven Mace, General Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle
March 28, 2012 – Sustaining Structures is featured in a report titled Energy Disclosure & the New Frontier for American Jobs. This case study from Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) shows how a new kind of energy policy is creating skilled, export-proof jobs in cities across the United States. Under this type of policy, called building energy rating and disclosure, owners of large buildings track exactly how much energy their properties use. Armed with this information, they can make changes that reduce their utility bills and those of their tenants—helping everyone’s bottom line. Read more in our Press Release.