Velez is committed to the underlying goals and implementation of sustainable construction practices throughout the construction industry. Green buildings are not only good for the environment; they also provide immediate and long-term economic benefits for our public and private sector clients.
Velez incorporates sustainable and energy efficient strategies and practices into its projects by an integrated approach that evaluates design, construction and engineering decisions based on energy savings, life cycle costing and environmental concerns. The firm believes that environmentally sensitive siting, energy conservation and efficient design, as well as material and systems selection based on the useful life of a building are cost effective strategies for our clients. Design and construction practices that minimize waste and promote recycling reduce both the initial and ongoing operating costs of a facility. We look for the best combination of sustainable design strategies and technologies to increase the efficiency of the building systems and reduce overall costs.
Velez has been active in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED) projects both on new construction as well as renovations. Several of our professionals are LEED certified. The firm is committed to guiding construction principles through education and awareness of the project team. The team is knowledgeable and experienced in the following areas.
- Geothermal Systems
- Solar & Wind Sustainability Solutions
- ESCO Services
- Optimized HVAC Systems
- Thermal Energy Storage (Ice or Water)
- VAV Systems (Reduce off-peak energy use)
- Fluorescent lighting – Energy Saving Lamps and Hi-Efficiency Electric Ballasts