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Francis Bacon, the father of the scientific method, had it right back in 1597. Knowledge is powerful. Combining our knowledge about design and construction with building science transforms homes and businesses into places that are safe, healthy, conserve resources, and save both energy and money. Our Energy+ROI Modeling means that all of this is possible while targeting a Return on Investment of 20%+/year, every year.

As Virginia’s most trusted and skilled building performance consultants, we care about function, aesthetics and market value. We do this by providing a range of building performance services to create strategic and cost-effective custom solutions for our clients.

Monica Rokicki

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Monica Rokicki,
Principal / Owner

Monica is passionate about "architecture that listens”. She founded Better Building Works to help clients implement intentional, cost-effective strategies for context-driven, high performance new construction, development projects, and improvement of existing buildings and campuses. She holds various building performance certifications, including LEED AP BD+C and EBO+M, BPI, and HERS. Continuing education in this rapidly developing field augments her decades-long experience in building design.

Monica currently serves as a Board Member with the Greater Virginia Green Building Council, is Immediate Past Chair for the ten-state USGBC Southeast Regional Committee, and has conducted numerous building performance presentations for the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association, Virginia Building and Code Officials Association, and many others.

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