Made Sustainable provides a full range of independent consulting services, all focused on the positive benefits of more sustainable buildings. We provide our services to all active parties in the real estate development market, and work directly mostly with owners and their project management teams, architects and their design teams, general contractors and their subcontractors, and property funds and their property managers.
Our overall scope of typical client services includes:
- Basic environmental sustainability review of ongoing real estate development projects
- Specific LEED and/or BREEAM project feasibility study
- Detailed sustainability review and recommendation for design projects
- Comprehensive LEED and BREEAM project management and certification
- Independent LEED project certification services
- Contractor oversight and management to meet Owner LEED and/or BREEAM requirements
- Specialist review of sustainable operating characteristics of existing buildings and the efficiency of their engineering systems
- Detailed review and LEED certification of existing properties and their operations and maintenance
Four Phases of Consulting Services
Our complete scope of professional services is typically divided up into four distinct phases of a typical projects life. This division of phases provides a natural distinction of the different types of environmental sustainability review that apply to a project over its life-cycle.
The Planning Phase represents the beginning of project development before a schematic design has been established. At this point our primary concerns are establishing a set of 'green goals' for the development team and creating a realistic path to achieving them.
Next, the Design Phase provides the opportunity to develop these 'green goals' into an actual buildable project by collaborating with each of the individual design specialists to maximize the efficiency and quality of their area of expertise.
Then the Construction Phase requires the positive collaboration between the designers and contractors to responsibly construct the building in manner that minimizes negative environmental impacts, while delivering the best possible building to its occupants.
Finally, the Operations Phase covers the greatest period in the life of a project, the many years when it will be utilized for its design intent. In these years of use, it is important to continue to monitor its function to ensure that the realized building performs as well as it was designed, that it is operated as efficiently as possible, and that ongoing maintenance and management enable it to continue to perform at the highest level.