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Better Building Works

Your Energy Design Team. Our knowledge. Your savings. Performance pays.


Our clients, smart people with smart money, like action. Learn how to reduce energy use in your home or business while you are cooler in summer, warmer in winter, and richer all year long.

Whether you want to reduce utility bills or design a new, high-performing building, Better Building Works brings a depth of local experience and building science knowledge to residential and commercial buildings.

What we do comes down to this:

Measure - We always begin with you by listening: What are your needs? Ideas? Concerns? We help to clarify your vision and the next steps. For existing buildings, we start with the data from quantitative, scientific diagnostics.

Fix - Then, based upon our customized Energy+ROI modeling, we perform energy+design services to offer the highest short and long-term value for your project.

Verify - Then, we verify that the solutions we provided are working as they should. If something isn't right, we make it right.

Our services include:

  • High Performance Project Administration (STELLA, LEED, WELL, Energy Star, Energy Performance Score, HERS)
  • Incentive Profiling (Local, State or Federal rebate or tax incentives)
  • Energy Audits
  • Energy+ROI Modeling, Tiered Estimates for Retrofits
  • Performance Optimization, Consulting
  • Performance Playbook
  • Master Planning / Design Liaison
  • Third Party Verifications (Code Compliance, Project-spcific)

Cows drinking from stream“Natural Capital is the World’s stocks of natural assets including geology, soil, air, water and all living things.” 1

Nature is a form of capital that ALL businesses impact and depend upon. The Natural Capital Protocol creates a standardized framework for businesses to measure their direct and indirect impacts and dependancies on nature to make smarter decisions in the long run.

The Protocol strives to make nature and natural resources more visible in the decision making processes for business leaders to show them that it is in their best interest to create a sustainable future by decreasing their risk and increasing their profitability. 2

So go ahead and take a look. All the cool kids are doing it.

Natural Capital Coalition Protocol

Resources :

(1)"What is natural capital?". World Forum on Natural Capital. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
(2)"What is Natural Capital". Natural Capital Coalition. Retrieved 31 December 2015.


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