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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN BUILDING SCIENCE SOLUTIONS

SERVICE | QUALITY | INTEGRITY | SUSTAINABILITY


BETTER BUILDING PERFORMANCE To design sustainable and resilient buildings, a collaborative effort should start early in the design process; resulting in reduced environmental impact, better building performance, and an increase in building occupant satisfaction.

MILBY HIGH SCHOOL 267,813 SF | Houston, Texas LEED Silver for Schools | Houston ISD Kirksey Architecture

OUR APPROACH & SERVICES Our commitment to sustainability includes initiatives for clients seeking alternative means to integrate green concepts into their buildings. Creating our own Sustainability Department demonstrates our commitment to improving the environmental performance of buildings. Our Commissioning Department can aid in providing an all-inclusive experience for your sustainability needs. By integrating our deep understanding in engineering designs, we can provide comprehensive solutions to meet your project’s sustainability goals.

DBR'S SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES: • • • • • • •

Green Building & Sustainability Certification/Code (LEED, CHPS, ENERGY STAR, AEGB & CalGreen) Building Performance & Energy Modeling for Early Design and LEED/Code Compliance Passive Design Assessment & Strategies Daylight & Lighting Assessment Life Cycle Cost & Life Cycle Assessment Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Incentive Funding Energy & Water Assessment and Audit


ENGINEERING THE

LONE STAR STATE

LOCATIONS AUSTIN

2500 South Highway 183, Suite 500 Austin, Texas 78744 512.637.4393

DALLAS

15301 Spectrum Drive, Suite 350 Addison, Texas 75001 214.217.9500

DALLAS EL PASO

EL PASO

7500 Viscount Boulevard, Suite 298 El Paso, Texas 79925 915.781.1711

AUSTIN HOUSTON SAN ANTONIO

HOUSTON

9990 Richmond Avenue South Building, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77042 713.914.0888

LAREDO

LAREDO

901 Victoria Street, Suite A Laredo, Texas 78040 956.436.5501

MCALLEN

MCALLEN

200 South 10th Street, Suite 901 McAllen, Texas 78501 956.683.1640

SAN ANTONIO

9601 McAllister Freeway, Suite 410 San Antonio, Texas 78216 210.546.0200

SUSTAINABILITY TEAM:

BRIAN UHLRICH PE, LEED AP, CxA Partner 27 Years of Experience buhlrich@dbrinc.com

SAHEED IMORU LEED AP BD+C Director of Sustainability 10 Years of Experience simoru@dbrinc.com

JOSEPH DREWES Sustainability Professional 2 Years of Experience jdrewes@dbrinc.com


WHY DBR? OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that sustainable design should result in high performance buildings while enhancing building aesthetics, reducing environmental impact, optimizing initial financial value, and decreasing operational costs.

DAIKIN TEXAS TECHNOLOGY PARK 4,131,997 SF | Waller, Texas LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors Powers Brown Architecture

INTEGRATIVE & COLLABORATIVE

Our team assists early in the design process, providing not only energy and water conservation strategies, but also architectural support such as, preliminary energy modeling to assess architecture solutions, facade design thermal assessments, and building material choice guidance.


COST & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REDUCTION

Our team provides cost effective solutions for sustainability by considering pay back and return on investment (ROI). By coupling energy model assessment and life-cycle cost assessment, stakeholders can make informed decisions during design and decide which energy efficiency strategies are best suitable for their buildings.

INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE

Sustainable buildings should not only perform efficiently, but also be aesthetically pleasing. During the design, we work hand in hand with architects and clients to develop unique sustainability solutions from passive solar strategies to active mechanical system strategies.


EXPERIENCE STERLING AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL LEED Silver for Schools Houston, Texas

SEA STAR BASE LEED Platinum for New Construction Galveston, Texas

SPRING FIRE STATION LEED BD+C for New Construction Spring, Texas

WESTGATE OFFICE BUILDING LEED BD+C for Core & Shell Houston, Texas


WILL SMITH ZOO SCHOOL LEED Platinum for Schools San Antonio, Texas

HISD – ENERGY INSTITUTE HIGH SCHOOL LEED Silver for Schools Houston, Texas

YOUNG WOMEN'S COLLEGE PREP ACADEMY LEED Silver for Schools Houston, Texas

FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL LEED Silver for New Construction Lafayette, Louisiana


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