Green Building & Sustainable Service Consulting

Green Building/Sustainable Services

Assess and resolve your green construction challenges

Exponent works with clients to assess and resolve a host of challenges inherent in green building projects — from selecting sustainable sites to making building design and materials that mitigate environmental impacts — before, during, and after construction.

How do you go green with confidence for residential, utilities, or industrial construction projects?

Exponent consults with clients interested in using sustainable construction practices for a wide variety of applications, from evaluating proposed project sites to assessing possible shortcomings in the final product design to retrofitting existing buildings. Our multidisciplinary team includes civil engineers, architects, material scientists, mechanical engineers, environmental engineers, hydrologists, and indoor environmental specialists — all working collaboratively to help our clients address their most pressing concerns.

Exponent is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and has Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED® APs) who are also licensed as professional engineers, professional architects, professional geologists, and certified industrial hygienists.

Exponent provides technical consulting to the photovoltaic (PV) industry, specifically related to PV degradation, evaluation of substation design and efficiency, as well as regulatory and intellectual property support.

Site evaluations

Exponent routinely initiates site characterization investigations to assist our clients with resource conservation, environmental impact assessment, development of regulatory strategies, and cost-effective remedial (brownfields) solutions.

Energy efficiency for construction materials, components, building envelopes, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), building operation, and more

We assist clients in evaluating energy efficient building design against LEED® and the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) energy criteria, as well as building materials assessments. Our specialized experience includes reviewing windows, insulation, heating and ventilation, and building commissioning.

Understand water efficiency and quality

Exponent conducts evaluations related to water quality supply and treatment and provides recommendations for improving water use efficiency. Our multidisciplinary team of civil engineers, mechanical, engineers, hydrologists, chemists, and material scientists have the expertise needed to select appropriate low-flow water use fixtures, ensure compliance with applicable building and plumbing codes, and provide expert services for investigating construction defect cases.

Assess indoor environmental quality

Exponent develops optimal strategies for green building design and construction that maximize energy efficiency while providing occupants with healthy and comfortable environments. For example, our industrial hygienists perform evaluations of interior building spaces and advise clients regarding periodic monitoring and management of sound indoor environmental quality programs. In addition, our mechanical engineers have expertise in building pressure management, temperature control, moisture control, and other areas of mechanical design related to HVAC systems.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.