Energy Efficiency

The demand for energy is far outweighing the supply due to financial, environmental, and technical barriers. We provide a variety of services that improve energy production, optimize energy performance, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Building Automation and Energy Management Emerging Technologies Energy Studies HVAC Testing and Commissioning

Building Automation and Energy Management

For both new structures and those scheduled for modernization, TBL Building Sciences delivers dynamic, integrated building solutions that are both energy efficient and energy intelligent. This approach allows our clients to create a predictive model that connects building energy consumption to root causes.

  • Commissioning
  • Initiate action plans to correct any unwanted variance
  • Design and specification
  • Quantify savings
  • Compare actual consumption to best practice

The Edge uses 70 percent less electricity than comparable office buildings. It is deemed the greenest building in the world, according to British rating agency BREEAM, which gave it the highest ­sustainability score ever awarded: 98.4 percent.

Deloitte | Amsterdam, Netherlands | The Edge

Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies; global megatrends; robotics and automation; the ongoing population explosion; rapid urbanization; digitization — are all on a collision course that will reshape the world. By maintaining close ties to the academic community and leading research centers, we turn research data into inventive solutions to prepare our clients for a disruptive future.

  • Health and productivity research
  • Renewable technology
  • Occupant experience research

The Hardt Hyperloop Hub acts as a battery to sustain itself. The roof canopy provides daylight, protects passengers, ensures climatic balance, and harvests energy and water.

UNStudio | Delft, Netherlands | The Hardt Hyperloop Hub

Energy Studies

Our interdisciplinary team approaches each building as a complete system. We begin by investigating dynamic interactions among building system components to reveal energy waste issues and identify operational performance problems. We then assess, develop, and employ efficiency plans that balance prescriptive measures with capital-intensive retrofit options.

  • Benchmarking and disclosure reporting
  • Energy master planning
  • Energy audits
  • Financial incentives

The Shed is designed to physically transform to support artists' most ambitious ideas. When deployed, the Shed's shell creates a 17,200 square-foot light-, sound-, and temperature-controlled hall that can serve an infinite variety of uses.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro | New York City, USA | The Shed


Like the parts of a living body, each part of a building serves a distinct purpose. TBL Building Sciences focuses on the respiratory system of the building — namely, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

For existing and new structures alike, our engineers use an evidence-based approach to assess airflow, building massing, thermal comfort, and all other system components to ensure that the environment suits both the occupants and the equipment.

The Copenhagen district heating system is one of the world's largest, oldest, and most successful heating supply systems, supplying 97 percent of the city with clean, reliable, and affordable heating.

HOFOR | Copenhagen, Denmark | The Copenhagen District Heating System

Testing and Commissioning

TBL Building Sciences recognizes each building's unique set of operational requirements. Thus, we can tailor solutions to both the owner’s project requirements (OPR) and the designer’s intent. This translates into healthier buildings that operate at peak performance yet generate lower energy and maintenance costs.

  • Commissioning design review
  • Fundamental and enhanced commissioning
  • Retro-commissioning
  • Monitoring-based commissioning
  • Indoor environmental quality commissioning

The tire testing and research laboratories are the centerpiece of Hankook's new research and development facility in the heart of Asia’s "Silicon Valley".

Hankook Tire | Daejeon, South Korea | Hankook Technodome

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