Sustainable Construction

Criterium-Farrell Yancy Engineers offers a full range of consulting engineering services focused on sustainability and green remodeling for building owners.

Below you will find a sample listing of green building related engineering services we can provide.

Feasibility Studies

Did you know that funding may be available from your utility to determine if a specific project is viable for your facility? Some utilities provide reimbursement for such feasibility studies. Reimbursement can often be as much as 50 to 100% of the cost of the study depending on how many improvements are implemented within program timeframe guidelines. In addition, some of the implemented measures may qualify for rebates or other cash incentives from the utility.  Check with your utility account representative for information about the programs in your area. A feasibility study conducted by our team may help you better understand your current energy usage and aid in assessing the feasibility of your project plus related expenses. The study would also help determine potential energy and cost savings of proposed efficiency improvements.

Bill and Rate Analysis

There are various programs and pricing structures available through your utility for commercial and industrial customers. Specific measures such as moving energy consumption from on-peak to off-peak hours or reducing peak demand can result in significant savings. By reviewing your utility bills and analyzing usage through different pricing structures we can help you evaluate the impact these programs can have on your utility bill.

Plan and Document Reviews

We will help you identify areas of your project plan that might be improved to optimize energy usage and resource management. We’ll evaluate your scope of work, construction drawings or specifications and compare them to current green building criteria such as U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or Energy Star. We’ll then summarize our findings and review them with you to show you exactly where you can make modifications to meet certain standards or simply to improve efficiency and resource utilization. Our staff of professional, licensed engineers have LEED AP’s (Accredited Professionals) and LEED GA (Green Associates) certification and are proficient with Energy Star Portfolio manager. Let us assist you in obtaining or renewing your building’s LEED and/or Energy Star Certifications.

Third Party Reviews

Our professional, licensed engineers can help you meet your third party review requirements, provide a second opinion, or look for additional opportunities to investigate a specific concern. The earlier you involve us in your process, the better we can help you meet your sustainability objectives.

Energy Audits

An energy audit (also known as energy benchmarking), is the critical first step to assess how much energy your building consumes. Our professional, licensed engineers can help evaluate what measures can be implemented to make your building more energy efficient and pinpoint systems that, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.