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  • 257 Fuller Rd.
    1st Floor

    Albany, NY 12203
  • 470 Atlantic Ave.
    7th Floor

    Boston, MA 02210
  • 2108 South Boulevard
    Suite 205

    Charlotte, NC 28203
  • 225 Varick St.
    2nd Floor

    New York, NY 10014
  • 420-I-A The Parkway
    Greer, SC 29650
  • 3504 Lake Lynda Dr.
    Suite 114

    Orlando, FL 32817
  • 811 West Hargett Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • 1000 Potomac St. NW
    Washington, DC, 20007
  • 3131 McKinney Ave.
    Suite 340

    Dallas, TX 75204
  • 1111 Louisiana
    Floor 26

    Houston, TX 77002
  • 2815 Beaver Ave.
    Suite 106

    Des Moines, IA 50310
  • 613 Williamson St.
    Suite 208

    Madison, WI 53703
  • 5800 Baker Rd.
    Suite 100

    Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • 1521 15th St.
    Suite 100

    Denver, CO 80202
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Tom Birdsey

Firm Description

Two years ago, EYP made a move to become a leader in high-performance buildings. The firm—founded in Albany, N.Y., in 1972, and now encompassing 615 employees in 14 offices—had a history of energy efficiency, both with its portfolio and in its own offices. But the firm wanted to make that commitment global. “We decided that our vision would be for every building to become a high-performance building from an energy perspective,” says president and CEO Tom Birdsey, AIA.

To that end, in 2012, EYP merged with The Weidt Group, a company offering analysis and energy modeling using proprietary software. Today, the company consults on every EYP project. “We begin with pre-design modeling,” says David Eijadi, FAIA, principal at The Weidt Group. “We can build accurate enough models so that we can do immediate comparisons and get a project to net zero or to meet the [Architecture] 2030 challenge. Then, as the design team and the client develop more real information, our models evolve and allow them to continue to make even more refined decisions. Going through this process helps designers and owners make improved decisions.”

And it helps to save clients money, such as the more than $1.3 million in rebates that EYP’s client Trinity University, which is in San Antonio, received from its municipally owned energy utility.

EYP did daylighting studies for all of its projects in 2013, pursued a potable-water-use reduction for 95 percent of the gross square footage, and also collected energy data for 75 percent of its online projects for the last two years. “We now put into our specifications a requirement for metering devices and other technology in the building not just to reduce energy, but to make it easier for us to measure and have benchmarks for understanding that energy reduction,” Birdsey says.

EYP is a global provider of comprehensive building design, research, and related consulting services to a broad range of markets including education, government, corporate, and healthcare.


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    Bethune Dining Hall Annex at Howard University

    Washington, DC

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