The mission of GreenWorks Studio is to use our professional skills to help our clients plan sustainable land use and urban environments, design high performance buildings that minimize carbon emissions, energy and water use and create higher user productivity in a healthy environment for all those who use it. In particular, we assist clients to achieve the goal of net zero energy use over the life of the building, a zero carbon footprint and the lowest possible water use.
GreenWorks Studio offers a unique set of consulting services to help our clients plan sustainable land use and urban environments; design high performance buildings that minimize carbon emissions, energy and water use; and create higher user productivity in a healthy environment for all those who use it. In particular, we assist clients to achieve the goal of net zero energy use over the life of their building, a zero carbon footprint and the lowest possible water use.
We design buildings to work with nature not against it, to use energy efficiently instead of wasting it and to give back to the environment rather than take from it. Our staff consists of architects, engineers and building scientists who are committed to bio-climatic design and exploring every opportunity to take advantage of passive and low energy solutions. We combine our design experience with rigorous analysis using state-of-the-art building simulation tools.
We are industry leaders in developing strategies for: reducing energy consumption, using on-site renewable energy, enhancing occupant comfort, minimizing the operational carbon footprint and reducing life cycle costs.
We evaluate potential energy savings through the use of advanced technologies in the areas of: thermal storage, displacement ventilation, radiant heating and cooling systems, high efficiency lighting and plug load controls.
We can assist with setting up systems to facilitate economical and ongoing measurement of building systems and climatic conditions. This data can then be used to identify and diagnose building systems performance.
We help to set performance goals and to collect data from existing buildings and industry databases to create a building energy model to study the effects of alternative configurations, technologies and operational profiles.
Working with the entire project team we can assist in developing an energy-use oriented space program analysis. This analysis develops profiles for occupant, lighting, plug and process loads based upon schedules and densities.
We facilitate sustainable design workshops for project teams to help them to select the appropriate best practices for their projects. Our integrated coaching process educates the entire project team and builds consensus.
We use solar modeling software to run an analysis from the design team’s BIM model, giving them the information needed to design on-site solar renewable energy systems and solutions to manage heat gain and access to daylight.
Our team provides commissioning plan and peer review services through the design phases which then continues during construction to facilitate pre-occupancy testing of building systems assuring they will operate as intended.
We evaluate the hourly, daily, monthly and seasonal climatic information essential to developing strategies for low energy usage, natural ventilation, free cooling, geothermal and passive solar measures.
We develop CFD models to analyze airflow profiles that can be used to test alternative building configurations leading to a systems control strategy to maximize the beneficial aspects of achievable natural ventilation.
GUIDING A BUILDING’S PERFORMANCE The path to sustainability and high performance is a unique partnership in each project. Our team provides the appropriate processes and strategies to facilitate project team expertise to assure the achievement of long-term goals. We have the knowledge and experience to improve the environmental and economic performance of projects and to help organizations realize their sustainable goals.
April 12, 2017 - The Masonry Institute of Michigan and AIA Michigan recently held its annual awards cocktail reception at The Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Hills. The Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy Specialty Center was one of the projects to receive a coveted M-Award for Excellence in Masonry Design. Ron Henry (Detroit Medical Center) and Annette Hartner (Children’s Hospital... more
February 21, 2017 - Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) congratulates Martha Ball, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C, who has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2017 College of Fellows. AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and... more
February 8, 2017 - A conceptual design of Citti Academy's re-imagined classrooms was named a finalist in SXSWedu's Learning By Design program. As part of the annual SXSWedu Conference & Festival, the Learn by Design encourages designers and educators to work together to discover design-based solutions to challenges within education. Learn by Design, hosted by SHP, is a new program focused on the design... more