Leadership in Energy and Environment Design
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most commonly used green building rating system for all building types and all building phases including new construction, interior fit outs, operations and maintenance and core and shell. LEED certified buildings are a smart investment – efficient, profitable, healthy. With over 125 LEED certifications and recertifications, including a dozen Platinum, we can help you achieve your LEED goals, offering tailored approaches from basic coaching to full-service documentation. For more about LEED certification contact us or visit the USGBC website.
Fitwel (Center for Active Design (CfAD) in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) promotes optimal human health in buildings. Increasingly, Fitwel is paired with other certifications, such as LEED and WELL and is used as a framework for risk mitigation, and ESG Reporting. Our Fitwel Ambassadors can help your building target Fitwel strategies and optimize its occupants' well-being. Whether seeking Fitwel Certification or becoming a Fitwel Champion, we are here to guide your efforts. For more information, contact us or click here.
2015 City of Dallas Green Ordinance
The City of Dallas requires green building standards for all new commercial and residential construction. As a Registered Green Building Third Party Provider, GreeNexus can review plans and drawings, assist you with checklist completion, and we are also skilled in on-site review. After you successfully prove City of Dallas code compliance, GreeNexus will issue the necessary Plan Review Compliance Affidavit. To learn more about the City of Dallas Green Ordinance, contact us or visit the City of Dallas' website.
Our commissioning professionals perform all commonly recognized design, construction, and post-occupancy phase commissioning activities including:
developing commissioning plans and specifications;
development and review of Owner’s Project Requirements and Engineer’s Basis of Design Documentation;
design submittal, control logic, and integration reviews;
review of equipment and control submittals;
maintenance of issues logs; performance and management of reports for site observations;
writing, performing, and witnessing functional performance tests and system readiness and installation verification plans;
development of final commissioning reports and systems manuals;
and assistance with uploading supporting documents to LEED templates.
The Living Building Challenge
The Living Building Challenge is the most rigorous environmental standard for buildings, creating regenerative structures that create a positive impact on the human and natural systems that interact with them. GreeNexus can assist you with various Living Building certification paths, including Petal Certification, Net Zero Energy, Zero Carbon, or Living Building Certification. As consultants for the first registered Living Building in Texas, we are well-prepared to guide you through this innovative Challenge. To learn more about the Living Building Challenge, contact us or click here.
BREEAM is a widely recognized international third-party sustainability certification that seeks to increase building value while decreasing environmental impact. From master planning new communities to the refurbishment of existing buildings, BREEAM has a standard to fit your project needs. With a BREEAM Advisory Professional on staff, GreeNexus is available to help you achieve the certification that best meets your needs. For more information about BREEAM, please click here or contact us.
Energy modeling, also known as building performance simulation, allows building owners to analyze their buildings’ performance before they are constructed - without incurring a great deal of cost. GreeNexus provides performance-based simulations that allow design teams, building owners, and certification agencies to accurately understand the predicted energy use of a building. By providing early energy model results, GreeNexus can help you leverage the design process to achieve your desired level of energy savings. Some of our specific building simulation services include compliance modeling for various codes and certification agencies, along with daylight simulation. For more information, please contact us.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) aligns land development with ecosystem preservation, promoting high-performance, ecologically restorative landscapes, with or without buildings. SITES works well with LEED and other certifications and is an important tool for ESG Reporting. Our SITES Accredited Professionals (SITES AP), can help you achieve your site goals for open spaces, commercial, retail, corporate, educational and institutional landscapes. Whether pursuing certification or adding value to your property, we offer coaching, design assistance, and SITES strategy development. More information on the Sustainable Sites Initiative can be found here.
Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB)
The City of Austin has ambitious sustainability goals and pioneered the nation's first green rating system, Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB). Development within Austin often requires an AEGB rating. GreeNexus offers AEGB services, from basic coordination to documentation and liaising with the AEGB program. We simplify your AEGB experience, whether you seek one or two stars or aim for the highest five-star rating. For more about AEBG please contact us or visit the AEGB website.
Life Cycle Analysis
Comprehensive metrics are needed to fully engage and understand a building's impact from cradle to grave. GreeNexus provides this tool in a process known as whole building Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). LCA offers a menu of measures that can be taken to reduce said impacts and increase sustainability while still in the design phase. As a credit in LEED v4, one option in Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction seeks to reduce environmental impacts by a minimum of 10% through the use of LCA. GreeNexus is ready to take your project to the next level with an innovative LCA. For more information, contact us.