One of the newer departments at Steven Feller PE LLC is the Green Building Design Department. This Group headed by Parastoo Sanjari has become one of our most important especially with the requirements of many cities that a project over a certain size (and most if not all of our work is over that size) must meet one of the recognized state or national energy standards- LEED (and the city of Miami requires LEED silver), Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), National Green Building Standard (NGBS), etc.
To comply, it requires creating the holistic energy model for every building working closely with our experienced HVAC and Electric departments to specify the most energy efficient HVAC equipment and lighting systems appropriate for each project. It also involves working with our plumbing department to select the correct water consuming fixtures to meet local codes and the recognized state or national energy standard we are using for the particular project.
Our extensive knowledge of what the rating system reviewers are currently requiring has enabled us to be very successful in achieving our clients desired certification level – be that just LEED certified or silver or gold.
Our services in this area include:
- Energy modeling
- Model Energy Compliance Calculations (various states)
- Commissioning On line template completion for the various rating agencies
- Preparation of Basis of Design Narratives.