Using Radiance, SDC performed a false color daylight analysis to understand the potential of discomfort glare in the atrium of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore New Engineering, Aviation, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Sciences Building, Princess Anne, MD, designed by the Hord Coplan Macht / Freelon Joint Venture.
Green Building Rating Systems
Services supporting any of the following green building rating systems or standards: Collaborative for High Performance Schools, Green Communities Criteria, Green Globes, International Green Construction Code, EarthCraft Virginia, Energy Star, LEED Green Building Rating System (NC, CI, CS, S, HC, EB, ND), Living Building Challenge, SB Tool, Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System.
Project goal-setting, team criteria development, and review of team proposals for green building qualifications and process conformance.
Analysis of project potential for meeting green building criteria.
Project team Charrettes and related services to develop green building programs and early design priorities with participation from various stakeholders.
Packaged services including feasibility assessment, project goal-setting, design integration, technical consulting, project management, documentation coordination and submission for certification and/or related approvals.
Professional guidance for experienced design teams that wish to manage and coordinate the green building process internally.
Initial construction team training and ongoing review and support for contractor responsibilities during the green building process.
Final stage documentation support and quality control assistance for green building submission on projects managed by others.
Concept Design Assistance
Studies and concept design guidance for early project site and building selection and design decision-making.
Green Building Technical Consulting
Project-specific research and recommendations on planning, site design, water, energy, materials, and indoor environmental quality issues for sustainable design, construction, operations, and maintenance. Reports and presentations.
Sustainable Design Assessment and Drawing Review
Project review at any stage for sustainable design opportunities and areas of concern. Recommendations and design guidance based on project goals and constraints.
Specifications Review and Editing
Expert review of outline or fully-developed project specifications incorporating sustainable design criteria. Initial review with section-by-section recommendations and full green specifications editing.
Building Science Analyses
Modeling and feasibility assessment of natural daylight, exterior sun shading, and passive ventilation strategies.
Energy Modeling and Review
Creation of original and review of existing energy modeling reports for compliance with ASHRAE standards and compliance with green building certification requirements. Concept level and fully developed models.
Tenant Design and Furniture Selection Guidelines
Development of sustainable design and furniture selection guidelines for tenant fit-out of new and existing facilities.
Corporate and Institutional Sustainability Program Development
Creation, expansion, or updating of organizational programs, including facility, operational, administrative, tracking, reporting, and outreach elements.
Assistance with public- and private-sector sustainability messaging and materials for public relations and outreach campaigns.
Award Application Preparation
Project or program award applications to major publications and professional organizations.
Case Study Development
Documentation of project or program statistics in online or print format for inclusion in sustainable building directories and databases.
Green Curriculum Development
Preparation of classroom-ready green building and related educational materials for k-12, higher education, and professional training environments.
Post Occupancy Evaluations
Performance assessments for compliance with building and system design intent.
Energy and Water Efficiency Auditing
Auditing program development and implementation for small and medium-scale existing buildings.
Operations and Maintenance Support
Preparation of policies, plans, guidelines, and tracking systems for facility management teams. Procurement and quality assurance strategies for green cleaning, grounds keeping, energy, water, solid waste, operational supply, indoor air quality, and transportation management.
Green Leasing Development
Integration of green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance criteria into building leasing documents and marketing strategies.
Carbon Footprint Assessment
Preliminary assessment for buildings, organizations, or campuses and identification of actionable strategies for reduction.
ROI-Based Assessment of Alternative Strategies
Analysis of alternative capital investments based on specific return-on-investment and payback requirements.
Financial Incentive Applications
Project or program applications to obtain tax credits, tax deductions, grants, or other financial incentives.
Capital Investment Planning
Assistance with preparation of long-term capital expenditure plans for facilities and investment portfolios.