Sustainable Design & LEED® Consulting

Sustainable Design & LEED Consulting

Our sustainable design consulting services identify and integrate viable sustainable design strategies into projects to optimize overall energy and environmental performance. We offer breadth and depth of expertise and experience, the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and project team members, and exceptional energy and daylighting analysis capabilities. We promote an integrated sustainable design process starting with a sustainable design workshop / charrette. Bringing all primary stakeholders and team members into the planning and design process early sets the stage for the effective integration of sustainable design principles and strategies into all aspects of a project.

We provide the full spectrum of sustainable building services to carry a project from pre-design through design, commissioning, LEED certification, and measurement and verification of energy savings. We customize our scope of work to fit project needs and offer cost-saving efficiencies by keeping multiple scopes under one roof.

LEED® Certification Consulting

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. Learn more at

With decades of experience in sustainable design consulting, we bring more to the table than just our knowledge of LEED credits. We go the extra mile to ensure you get a high-performance building of enduring value, while achieving LEED certification.

Our sustainability group has collaborated on more than 450 LEED certified projects worldwide. We have in-house experts who offer a full package of LEED services including LEED certification consulting, sustainable design charrettes and consulting, energy modeling and analysis, daylighting modeling and analysis, both fundamental and enhanced commissioning, and measurement and verification. Keeping multiple LEED-related scopes of work under one roof offers our customers greater efficiencies through clear lines of communication and less time needed for coordination between consultants.

We identify and integrate viable sustainable design strategies into new construction and existing buildings. We advise and work with building owners and design teams each step of the way from pre-design through construction, and we organize the preparation and online submittal of LEED documentation to obtain LEED certification. We offer sustainable design / LEED charrettes at the outset of a project. These charrettes are a collaborative process for design professionals and building owners and managers to establish project goals for sustainable design and energy efficiency, and provide a preliminary assessment of the project using the LEED rating system. By engaging our customers from early in the design process, we are able to provide sustainable design guidance to project teams to optimize energy and environmental performance.

We have experience with the four LEED® rating systems and the various adaptations that address multiple project types:

  • LEED® for Building Design and Construction (LEED® BD+C)
  • LEED® for Interior Design and Construction (LEED® ID+C)
  • LEED® for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED® O+M)
  • LEED® for Neighborhood Development (LEED® ND)

LEED® For Buildings Operations and Maintenance

Achieving success with LEED® O+M  involves looking at a full range of building issues, including cleaning practices, recycling efforts and ongoing energy-use management. Our LEED consultants have expertise in all aspects of the LEED certification process, while our engineers understand the inner workings of buildings and their management.

NORESCO provides a full range of services to support LEED® O+M, including LEED certification consulting, ASHRAE energy audits, ENERGY STAR® certification, retro-commissioning, M&V, comprehensive indoor air quality plans, preventative maintenance plans, thermal comfort verification, and ventilation and exhaust system evaluation.

CALGreen Consulting

With decades of experience in writing codes and standards for the California Energy Commission, NORESCO has the depth and breadth of expertise to offer exceptional CALGreen Consulting services to our clients.

We work with building owners and design teams throughout the building process to clarify and assist clients with code compliance and reporting requirements. We assist design teams in administering green building code compliance through both documentation and consultations with governing agencies.

NORESCO also offers a comprehensive CALGreen Compliance Package including additional services in support of our clients’ specific sustainability goals and CALGreen requirements. These services can be individually selected by our clients and may include:

  • CALGreen Commissioning
  • Sustainable Design Consulting
  • Energy Modeling and Analysis
  • Daylighting Modeling and Analysis
  • Measurement & Verification
  • LEED Certification Consulting

LEED® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council®.