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Engineering Excellence Since 1930

Through the integration of architecture and technology, van Zelm Heywood & Shadford designs building system infrastructures that improve the quality of life in a way that balances the needs of the individual, society, and the environment. van Zelm’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond designing green buildings for our clients — we employ environmentally friendly practices within our own operations.

At van Zelm, we bring the breadth and depth of technical knowledge and experience embodied in our staff to every project. Engineering design and consultation is our life's work, but at van Zelm, we never forget that it is our client's interests we are dedicated to serve.

van Zelm utilizes Revit MEP 2014 and AutoCAD MEP 2014 with custom content to assist in the creation of efficient and accurate design documentation.

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Of Note

  • van Zelm's 20th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at Tunxis Plantation Country Club. Since 1995, van Zelm's Golf Tournament has raised over $281,000 to benefit the Connecticut ACE Mentor Program and the March of DImes. Slide Show
  • The Hotchkiss Biomass Heating Plant has won the Green Building with Wood category in this year's WoodWorks Design Awards. Sponsored by the North American Wood Products Council, this year's WoodWorks Design Awards received 140 submissions in eight categories. One winner was chosen for each of the eight categories.
  • van Zelm has been instrumental in obtaining an energy efficiency incentive in the amount of $475,233 from NSTAR for The MathWorks, Inc. in Natick, MA

Sustainable Design
Design Innovations for a sustainable future

Energy Services
Helping clients become stewards of their resources

Power & Utilities
Reliability, Availability & Maintainability of Power Plant and Distribution Infrastructure

Commissioning
A business investment that pays for itself