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Sustainable Design

As a long time proponent of sustainable design van Zelm Heywood & Shadford fully supports the construction industry's growing commitment to environmental stewardship.

van Zelm is committed to the idea that we are residents on a planet with a fixed quantity of natural resources. We advocate the development of sustainable energy sources and integrated supply and demand systems to support our modern lifestyle.

van Zelm staff are frequent presenters to industry groups on the subject of sustainable design methodologies, including ERAPPA, Labs 21, NESEA, NEHES, and the Tradeline College & University Science Facilities Conference. van Zelm is proud to be a catalyst for the growth and education of our industry and for the users and operators of our built environment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Master Planning & Sustainability Standards
  • Energy and Power Supply Systems
  • Sustainable Mechanical & Electrical Systems Design
  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Solar Thermal
  • Wind Power
  • BIomass Energy
  • Water Efficiency
  • Teaching, Research, Review and Comment
  • Commissioning
  • Integrated Modeling
  • Analysis and Design
  • LEED™ Documentation Preparation