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Green Building Consulting

Smart Design. Great performance.

Green Building just makes sense. Who wouldn't want to live and work in a more efficient, healthy, durable space? From daylighting, which saves energy and improves ambience and productivity, to mechanical systems, which save energy and increase reliability and comfort, green improvements are good improvements. Active Energies can work with your project team to ensure that a home or building's design and construction are green from the ground up. Our hands-on expertise in energy efficiency, durability, and indoor environmental quality are an essential addition to your project team.

By bringing sustainability to the forefront of basic project decision-making, Active Energies helps a diverse range of clients plan, calculate, incorporate, and verify sustainable improvements. Active Energies provides a variety money-saving and resource conservation tools:

  • Energy Modeling
    Detailed software energy modeling provides invaluable information to project teams to ensure that new construction incorporates the most cost effective energy improvements, allowing owners to make informed decisions.
  • LEED® and ENERGY STAR® Consulting
    Whether you are seeking certification for a home, commercial building, or existing facility, AE will work with your team to assure that the entire project team understands both the green building goals and the program requirements. Through an integrated process, AE will help you achieve the best results with the best value. AE is an Energy Star Partner with Home Energy Rating System (HERS), Building Performance Institute (BPI), LEED AP, LEED AP+ Homes, and LEED Green Rater staff.
  • Performance Testing
    The expert staff at can complete a variety of performance testing, including infrared thermal imaging, blower door testing, supply flow rate testing, exhaust flow rate testing, ventilation flow rate testing, electronic load monitoring... the list goes on and on. Just give us a call and we'll either complete the testing you need or recommend someone who can.
  • HERS Ratings
    Since 2006, AE has employed a team of HERS raters to complete HERS ratings, code compliance, and performance testing. We believe that improving the knowledge of our staff helps to ensure that our clients always have the most accurate, helpful information. To that end, all AE staff, from the owners to the solar installation crew, undergo complete training from RESNET or BPI. We expect that you will rely on our expert advice and knowledge – so we're ready!
  • Energy Monitoring
    Information is key, so AE can install a number of energy monitoring options. You don't normally go shopping by filling up your cart and handing over whatever you owe at the end of your trip. Energy monitoring provides real time feedback on energy consumption and cost so that you can be a more knowledgeable consumer and start saving big.
  • International Projects
    Megan Gilman, AE's LEED for Homes Green Rater, was accepted as a LEED for Homes International Rater, a small group of experienced raters approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to work on the program's first international projects. Megan is currently working on the company's first overseas project: a multi-family, new construction complex in Istanbul, Turkey.

Contact us today to speak with an expert about YOUR project.

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R. A. Nelson has worked with Active Energies for several years now. I find Megan Gilman to be extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of sustainable design and construction. The state, federal and local programs are constantly changing and Megan is always a great resource that understands the latest rebates and technologies available. I can highly recommend Megan and Active Energies for your next project. - Travis Bossow, President, R.A. Nelson & Associates

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