high performance Building services
Finding a third party certification consultant these days is easy. However, not all consultants are created equal. If you have any experience with third party project certification you know that it is not the be all end all.
If, in the end, you want a high performing building, then you must start with a vision and apply an integrative, systems thinking approach towards the design and construction process, and continue with it through occupancy and staff training.
Our facilitation process is different because we start with the ideal outcome and work backwards, otherwise known as backcasting. We facilitate a collaborative process to answer two questions:
What is your vision of success?
What do we need to do today to reach that vision of success?
Additionally, we serve as the keeper of the vision throughout the design and construction process and provide accountability of bringing the vision into reality. And our work is not finished when the keys are handed over. A high performance building will offer staff training to teach the occupants and operators how to behave in the building so that the vision is a reality and that the owner sees a return on their investment.
This process starts early in design with a series of workshops for a team of diverse stakeholders. We work to define the project vision and develop building design solutions that reach the vision. With a clear vision and shared understanding of the vision, we move on to implementation and continue working with the team to facilitate an iterative process of data gathering, collaboration, calculations, and documentation.
Our scopes of work are flexible and adaptable and they typically include two components:
Integrative Design Facilitation and Project Certification.