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H+W Engineering believes sustainable designs should be simplistic and reduce the life cycle cost of a building. We are committed to to offering sustainable designs for buildings that save energy, reduce maintenance and operation costs, and the impact on the environment. Our designs begin with reviewing passive design strategies then optimize the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and provide renewable energy systems when feasible. We believe in evaluating all components of a building together to provide projects that are as efficient as possible while providing the best value to the owner. Our evaluations compare system options including first cost, energy use, and maintenance costs in order to assist owners in selecting systems that will meet their needs over the lifetime of a building. Our team includes LEED-accredited professionals to provide the documentation to certify green buildings.

Passive Design Strategies

Our passive Designs strategies use natural sources and strategies rather than energy produced by non renewable sources.

Passive Heating, Ventilation & Cooling Considerations

  • Building Orientation
  • Shading
  • Thermal Mass
  • High Performance Glazing
  • High Performance Insulation
  • Natural Ventilation
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Optimizing Systems

Our building system optimization approach incorporates the following strategies:

Passive Daylighting Considerations

  • Light Shelves
  • Interior Finish Colors
  • Skylights
  • Solatubes
  • Clearstories

Passive Envelope Considerations

  • Cool Roof Insulation
  • High Performance Glazing
  • Shading Recommendations and Analysis

Optimizing Mechanical Systems

  • Displacement Ventilation
  • Variable Refrigerant
  • Flow (VRF) Systems
  • Active and Passive Chilled Beams
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Controls Optimization
  • Lighting Control Integration

Optimizing Electrical Systems

  • Demand Response Reduction
  • Automated Lighting Controls
  • Daylight Dimming
    Occupancy Sensors
  • Photosensors
  • Time Clock Scheduling
  • Plug Load Control
  • Demand Response Reduction
  • Measurement & Verification Metering

Optimizing Plumbing Systems

  • Low Flow Fixture Selection
  • Rainwater Collection Systems
  • Recycled Water “Dual-Piped” Systems
  • Tankless Water Heaters

Renewable Energy Designs

  • Photovoltaic Power Systems
  • Solar Hot Water System Design
  • Fuel Cells
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