Services

SERVICES

Integrated Sustainability

ArchEcology has the experience and technical expertise to provide guidance to your project from initial planning, design, construction and into operations. We help you identify the best approach for your project and understand the impacts and benefits of selecting from a wide array of sustainability programs and initiatives. We assist in implementing sustainable strategies by coordinating with project team members, providing technical and cost benefit analysis to facilitate decision making, and compiling data to document and demonstrate effective results.

Our intent is to demonstrate that integrated sustainability can easily and effectively add value to your project and produce a healthy, efficient, resilient space to live and work.

In ten years, we have facilitated more than 75 green building certifications covering over 5 million SF. leed-proven-provider-graphicArchEcology is the only recognized Proven ProviderTM for the LEED Building Design and Construction and Interior Design and Construction rating systems in the Pacific Northwest.

Certification Management

A verification of your project sustainability that can improve appeal, value and environment. A triple win.

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Technical Analysis

Sustainability requires careful design and engineering. We don’t delegate to others; we do.

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Education

Sustainability starts as soon as there is commitment to a concept. We can guide decision-making at every step of design, construction and operations.

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Certification Management

If the project decides to pursue a green building certification program, we use our specific knowledge of each program’s requirements to leverage project opportunities and determine the most practical and cost effective ways to achieve the desired certification goal. Once a program is selected, we ensure that necessary measures are incorporated into construction documents, guide construction implementation, collect documentation and handle all online administration. We provide certification guidance and documentation for all the following green building programs:

  • LEED v2009 New Construction, Core & Shell, Commercial Interiors and Existing Building Operations and Maintenance
  • LEED v4
  • Passive House
  • Living Building
  • Green Communities
  • Energy Star
  • Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
  • Green Globes
  • WELL

Technical Analysis

Our staff has technical experience in architecture, engineering and construction, with capabilities of providing in-house analysis. We work with the design team to evaluate efficiency and environmental utilization with a variety of software tools. By evaluating the project early during the design phase, we can help optimize the total performance of the building and serve as a third party independent of design components. Our technical services include:

  • Daylight simulation
  • Ventilation rate procedures
  • Water reduction calculations
  • Energy modeling (ASHRAE BEMP certified)
  • Energy code compliance calculations
  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Envelope and glazing thermal modeling
  • Hygrothermal analysis
  • Energy auditing and benchmarking

Education

ArchEcology has the know-how and experience to provide effective guidance to your project team. We break down sustainability initiatives and communicate the practical steps required to achieve intended targets. We focus on putting sustainability into action.

  • Sustainable Design Guidance
  • Introduction to LEED V4
  • Energy Code Guidance
  • High Performance Building Design
  • Materials evaluation