The Why And How Of Green Consulting

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The purpose of green consulting services is to provide assistance with the creation and design of eco-friendly, energy-efficient sustainable buildings and community sites. Owners, builders, contractors, architects and design teams for commercial and residential building sites utilize these services.

The comprehensive strategies and solutions enlisted by green consulting experts are focused on the creation of sustainable buildings and designs that are water and energy efficient while improving comfort, safety convenience and indoor air quality for building inhabitants. These consultants customize services to meet the objectives of each individual project, then see the projects through all phases of design and construction, followed by support for continued operation and maintenance.

Here’s a partial list of the service functions green consulting experts fulfill during the course of accomplishing these goals:

  • Application review
  • Facility Audit
  • Payback and ROI analysis
  • Labor estimates procurement
  • Assistance with federal, state and local utility rebates and tax incentive paperwork
  • Assurance of compliance with federal, state and local utility rebates
  • Introduce material and labor financing options
  • Fixture identification and selection
  • Lighting control recommendations for applicable areas
  • Green retrofitting
  • Carbon emission reporting
  • Energy modeling
  • Daylighting
  • Warranty registration
  • Post-project objectives review
  • LEED guidance and administration
  • GreenPoint Rated certification
  • Living Building Challenge certification

What to look for in a green consultant

The specialties of green consultants may vary, but here are some key areas of expertise to look for when hiring an expert for sustainable projects:

  • Claims
  • Contract Management
  • Supplementary Costs
  • Variation Orders
  • Dispute Boards
  • Delay analysis
  • Disruption analysis
  • Concurrent delay analysis
  • Adjudication
  • Experience
  • Honesty/Character

Green consulting experts understand that sustainable building is not only the right thing to do for our environment and the future of our planet, but also a financially-beneficial strategy, as environmentally-friendly designs reduce energy and water consumption, increase inhabitant productivity, and exhaust fewer natural resources… everybody wins!

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