Leading the Way

Our Approach

We aim for the heart of what sustainability is really meant to achieve.

“Sustainability” is often thrown around as just a buzzword and brings to mind many different things for different people. Is sustainability a LEED certification? Is it bike racks and green spaces? Is it ultra-efficient HVAC systems and LED lighting?

Sustainability is the awareness that the choices we make to achieve our needs today affect our ability to achieve them tomorrow. Sustainable design is about more that energy efficiency and earth-friendly materials. It’s about creating resilient and healthy conditions for people, communities, and the environment.

We see our role as sustainability strategists and stewards, continually improving our ability to apply sustainable design principles without sacrificing reliability, flexibility, or long-term maintenance considerations.We design systems that are reliable, adaptable, and operate efficiently, from grand opening to end of life, through remodels and emergencies. This is what sustainability means to Wood Harbinger.

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Our Services

  • Energy analysis and energy modeling
  • On-site power generation
  • Energy footprint reduction
  • LEED design and commissioning

Energy Analysis and Energy Modeling

  • Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) and energy life cycle cost analysis (ELCCA)
  • Enercy conservation measures (ECM) analysis
  • Cost benefit studies
  • Analysis software expertise includes:
    • Proprietary LCCA spreadsheet
    • eQuest (DOE-2 thermal energy model)
    • EnergyPro
    • TraneTrace

On Site Power Generation

  • Co-generation
  • Fuel cells
  • Micro-turbine (CHP)
  • Wind turbine
  • Solar photovoltaic
  • Rebates & tax savings

Energy Footprint Reduction

  • Dark sky initiative
  • Energy Star transformers
  • LED & translucent LED lighting systems
  • Advanced lighting controls
  • Phantom power/plug load monitoring and control
  • Ventilation strategies
    • Natural ventilation
    • Mixed ventilation (natural and mechanical)
    • Displacement ventilation
    • Spot cooling
    • C02 control
  • Cooling strategies
    • Refrigerant-based cooling
    • Water-based cooling
    • Chilled beams
    • Indirect/direct evaporative cooling
    • Economizers (air- or water-side)
  • Heating strategies
    • Gas-fired heating systems
    • Electric heating systems
    • Geothermal/ground-source heat pumps
    • Heat recovery
    • Radiant floors
    • Solar water heating

LEED Experience

  • 5 LEED Accredited Professionals
  • 45+ LEED certified projects
  • Knowledge of all LEED versions
  • LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning
  • Commissioning activities can be used to satisfy non-commissioning credits. Examples: ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ), measurement and verification.
  • Systems manual for LEED credit and to provide ongoing support for maintenance staff to sustain optimal building operations.

Get Inspired

We find inspiration from peers and professional associations who share our keen interest in advancing sustainability programs and strategies. Please check out the following links to learn more about what’s happening in the industry.






Sustainability Projects

Airport Way Center Renovation and Addition
City of Seattle
Seattle, WA

Laura Angst Hall
Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon

Savery Hall Renovation
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

ShoWare Center
City of Kent
Kent, WA

  • By the Numbers

    38 employees

    5 LEED Accredited Professionals

    13 Professional Engineers

    45+ LEED Certified projects

    20+ engineering awards in the past 5 years

    Consulting and commissioning on more than $1 billion in construction value in the past 5 years