Energy & Sustainability Services

Newcomb & Boyd’s Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) professionals provide clients with innovative solutions that elevate the level of building design, comfort, and performance. Only through fluid communication, a deep understanding of systems and synergies, and embracing the open-minded and collaborative spirit of integrated design, can we achieve truly high performance and sustainable projects. With this mission and philosophy in mind, the ESS serves as an engineering, sustainable design, and modeling resource for our clients and provides internal consulting across all services provided by the firm.

sustainable building design

The Energy & Sustainability Services (ESS) team works with owners and design teams to develop an integrated approach to each project. With a combined 30 years of mechanical engineering, high performance building design, and modeling expertise, coupled with Newcomb & Boyd’s more than eight decades of engineering leadership, the ESS team members understand building systems and services and their interrelationship with climate, site, form, function, and operational life cycle.

Newcomb & Boyd’s ESS team provides planning and design consulting services in the following areas:
• Benchmarking and performance targets
• Climate-based design
• Building envelope and glazing systems
• Daylighting, lighting and lighting controls
• Process & plug load management
• Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system selection and design
• Building water systems
• On-site power generation / cogeneration
• Renewable energy
• Building automation controls
• Commissioning
• Operations & maintenance
• Green building certifications (e.g., LEED)

Building energy modeling provides a means to evaluate design alternatives as they relate to building energy consumption and cost. Combined with first and maintenance cost estimating and an understanding of equipment and system life cycles, energy modeling also provides the owner and design team a tool to compare the lifecycle cost of different design approaches. The ESS team can provide the following modeling and analysis services:

• Building energy modeling
• Daylighting and lighting modeling
• Cost-benefit analysis
• Life cycle cost analysis

In 2011, buildings in the United States consumed 40% of our energy, released 30% of domestic greenhouse gas emissions, and 38% of carbon dioxide emissions, and used nearly 13% of all potable water in the country. With new construction representing less than 2% of the inventory, improving the performance of our existing buildings represents a tremendous opportunity to positively affect resource conservation, air quality and the collective bottom line.

Our ESS team provides a suite of existing building energy and water consulting services designed to elevate building performance, including:
• Energy and water assessments
• Energy baselining
• System submetering & analysis
• Building energy optimization
• Retrocommissioning
• Operations & maintenance consulting
• Green building consulting (e.g., LEED EBOM)
• Performance contracting consulting

Brendan GardesBrendan Gardes, PE, CEM
Associate Partner
Director, Energy and Sustainability
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Ramya ShivkumarRamya Shivkumar, CEM
Sustainability Consultant
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James CurryJames Curry, PMP
Energy Consultant
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Danna RicheyDanna Richey
Energy Modeling Engineer
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