Solutions AEC is a full service MEP sustainability consultant. Boasting the Nation’s First Net Zero Energy project and multiple LEED Platinum projects, we are a national leader in sustainable engineering, energy analysis, and consulting. SAEC has been actively involved in all aspects of sustainable design from the actual act of designing and constructing sustainable buildings to education, promotion and advocacy of sustainability since its inception. Today we have worked on over 70 LEED projects across the United States, four of which are LEED Platinum projects. We also boast the Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Building as awarded by the Living Building Challenge. We are experts in the science of buildings including both the consumption side and reducing the passive energy consumption to the renewable side in creating energy to offset consumption. We have worked with code enforcement officials to adopt new policies allowing sustainable systems within buildings.
No successful sustainable project started with a design; they started with a client that understands the impact of a sustainable project. Genuine sustainability is the proper application of both proven and new techniques and technologies analyzed by an innovative and experienced team of designers and constructors
This 3,000 square foot Certified Living Building Challenge project pushed limits adhering to strict materials red-list preventing the use of many common building materials. The facility is a true net zero energy and water with systems utilizing rainwater collection, composting toilets, photovoltaic, high efficiency lighting and variable volume refrigerant heat pumps. This project has been featured on NPR and recognized in publications and received awards for sustainable design.
Solutions AEC provided MEP and Fundamental Commissioning services for this LEED Platinum 100,000 Square Foot state of the art training and administration facility for Sheet Metal Union Local 36 in St. Louis Missouri. This facility has multiple sustainable features, including solar domestic and heating hot water, photovoltaic, wind, harvested rainwater, a frictionless chiller, geothermal, LED lighting with enhanced controls, and an interactive BAS system.
Solutions AEC recently completed engineering consulting for its second Living Building. “Green” features employed at the Jan Phillips Learning Center include rainwater capture and reuse, composting toilets that make use of resources that otherwise would be wasted, daylighting, natural ventilation, renewable energy, salvaged and locally harvested low-toxicity
materials, and an aqueduct.
SAEC was contracted as the MEP design/builder for this LEED Platinum Certified project. The project is for a not-for-profit organization and is located near Laclede’s Landing. The project features a wind turbine, photovoltaic arrays, a daylighting control system, ultra-efficient mechanical equipment, and lower wattage T5 lamps. Solutions also provided Fundamental Building Commissioning, energy modeling, and MEP LEED consulting for this facility in accordance with the LEED System