Founded in 1999, New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) is an innovative, mission-driven non-profit. They are nationally-known for their community-focused work advancing sustainable practices, reducing fossil fuel use, creating clean energy, eliminating pollution and waste, promoting resiliency and ensuring healthy environments in which to live and work. Their success is tied to the approach they have developed over the years.
They typically work on projects that have a great effect on the local scale and purposefully work to ensure that the benefits of sustainable development are enjoyed by all citizens. Their specialties include multifamily and affordable housing, non-profit community and education buildings, and local government and infrastructure.
They work closely with owners, developers, non-profits and governments to identify achievable strategies to make projects more sustainable and work to cost-effectively implement these strategies. They relish the hands-on effort necessary to do this work. They have assembled a team that is passionate, experienced, cross-disciplinary and client-focused. They use data and analysis to show what is beneficial and what is not, and drive innovation by being creative and entrepreneurial and continually applying the lessons they learn to every new project.
Their core work is to:
help design, build and operate high-performance buildings;
improve the performance of existing buildings;
develop and implement plans to enhance resiliency;
manage green ratings and certification processes, like LEED, Passive House and Energy Star;
secure utility rebates and identify financing options;
remotely monitor and optimize building operations;
diagnose and solve operational and building performance issues;
test and implement new approaches to sustainability, resiliency, healthy environments and energy efficiency.
Their preferred approach is to become part of the project team, providing their clients with the experience they need to identify and implement more sustainable practices. They are not merely advisors, they do the actual work of ensuring that the team’s green goals are designed effectively and built as designed. They routinely achieve the highest certification levels and qualify for the maximum incentives. Their work ranges from helping owners start on a path to greener practices all the way to working on cutting-edge, award winning projects.
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