Rising energy costs and an increasing focus on mitigating carbon and other environmental impacts is changing how we think about energy. It is also changing how we address generating and distributing electric energy.
In the United States alone, buildings account for over 70 percent of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 40 percent of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Green building strategies, including energy efficiency, are a key component in building a sustainable energy future.
Designing healthy, efficient, high-performance buildings
Successfully incorporating sustainable strategies into building projects and community policies can be very challenging—but these important efforts don’t have to add substantial time and cost to the design, construction, commissioning, and operations processes.
Since 1998, DNV KEMA’s sustainable buildings and operations team has worked to show that green building projects can be both time and cost efficient while delivering added value through operational efficiencies and savings, balanced business priorities and leadership potential, and achieving higher levels of sustainability over the life-cycle of the project.
Real-world solutions for mainstream green building projects and policies
DNV KEMA offers a unique combination of expertise and knowledge that delivers reduced site impacts with minimized energy and resource consumption in buildings that are cost-effective, productive, healthy, and comfortable. We provide green building solutions to leading governmental agencies, municipalities, corporations and industries focusing on policy, planning, construction, and facilities management projects.
We are committed to providing clients with real-world solutions. Our specialty is incorporating sustainability measures into mainstream projects. Our approach is practical, concise and specific—over 90 percent of our recommendations influence the successful outcome of every project.