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“I just want to express my sincere thanks to Better Building Works and their brilliant, dedicated staff. One year post energy audit of our 1895 7-story warehouse building turned artspace we have implemented about half of the suggested improvements. The results are fantastic. Our energy annual energy bill is 25% less, which translates into $9000! Great people to work with! Even provided a roadmap to make it happen!” 

-Kim Soerensen, Executive Director

“Better Building Works has helped me with two projects — one for business and one at home. They are professional and attentive to detail. Bonus: They came to Blacksburg for us!”

-Leslie Hager-Smith

“My wife and I engaged Better Building Works to audit our home’s energy consumption, present us with a plan to lower our energy costs, and implement the improvements outlined in the plan. They delivered very well on all aspects. Now the heating and cooling systems run very minimally, the rush of air precipitated by opening a door simply doesn’t happen, and each room stays at the same temperature throughout the day & night. Thank you for all of your efforts!! ”

-Troy Rech

“No one should build or renovate a home without the services that Better Building Works provide! Their knowledge and expert advice will assist you in building a more efficient and environmentally healthy home which reduces your energy costs forever. Their service is one that more than pays for itself.”



-Elizabeth A. Spencer Moore

“I had a home energy inspection in the summer of 2016 – Hannah came by and did a great job diagnosing my problem areas and finding low/no cost ways to improve the efficiency of my home. The Better Building Works crew are knowledgable, passionate and lots of fun to work with. They make making big decisions easy because they really explain your return on investment.” 

-Ariel Lev


Design your new building or renovate with confidence. Aesthetics is empowered with building science, from the first moments through project completion.


Audit your building’s infrastructure to identify the most cost-effective ways to improve energy efficiency, safety, health and market value of your building.


Be sure every aspect of your project is completed to the highest standard before you write the final check. Or take it to the next level with LEED, WELL, IGCC or “E-star”


We’ll find causes and solutions to your most wicked building problems. We also perform expert witness and mid-phase verification services.


The saying “Beauty is skin deep” could not be more true for buildings. So we kick it up a few notches. We know how to get – and understand – the data to prove that a building is performing as designed. That means lower risk, higher value, and soul-deep satisfaction.

Ready. Set.

Investing in your building’s performance will result in a safer, healthier and more efficient building with immediate and compounding return on investment and beneficial impacts for your family, friends, colleagues, community and the environment.

We’ll get you to the light.


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