Global Thinking - Sustainability Consultants
We consult on projects that include sustainable action planning, greenhouse gas management and reduction strategies, energy efficiency and resource reduction consulting, green building design and construction, LEED certification, product development and positioning and sustainable business strategies. As sustainability consultants, our services are highly individualized, however the following list of services is typically the first step many organizations take on their journey towards achieving sustainability.
Sustainable Action Planning– Global Thinking works with your leadership team to create a comprehensive action plan by assessing your organization’s current environmental footprint, identifying opportunities for improvement, developing strategies that provide the greatest benefit and creating a plan for implementation.
High Performance Green Building– Green buildings have been shown to reduce energy use by as much as 50%, CO2 emissions by 39%, water use by 40% and solid waste by 70%, resulting in real, quantifiable operating cost savings. Global Thinking’s team of experts and strategic partners has substantial expertise in green building technology, sustainable development and green building design, construction and operations.
LEED Administration– Global Thinking personnel are very active in the USGBC and were involved with the creation of the pilot LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Existing Buildings program. We provide LEED administration services for projects seeking certification, working with the full suite of LEED products.
– Global Thinking helps building owners and facility managers evaluate and implement systematic improvements to existing sites and facilities. We develop and implement plans that include energy savings upgrades, building re-commissioning, green cleaning and maintenance, recycling programs and customized solutions designed to improve business performance.
Operations and Maintenance
Education and Policy– Global Thinking has been instrumental in helping community redevelopment corporations, municipalities and organizations create policy and guidelines for green building initiatives. We have extensive experience educating and training stakeholders and the public about green building issues and opportunities.
Energy Efficiency and Resource Reduction– Global Thinking assists clients with the development of energy efficiency strategies that provide direct financial benefits, reduce green house gas emissions, and increase overall performance based on nationally accepted standards including LEED, Energy Star, ASHRAE and the upcoming IGCC Green Codes. Our team of experts can provide energy modeling, commissioning, energy auditing, energy efficiency planning and the implementation of full system upgrades to facilitate comprehensive solutions for your facilities and operations. We identify financial incentives at the federal, state and local levels to offset the cost of implementation.
Customized Solutions– Through our network of strategic partners Global Thinking is able to assemble teams of planners, designers, scientists, economists, marketing and branding specialists, sustainability consultants as well as construction professionals to support projects of any scale. We have the resources to assist the development community and experience in many aspects of planning and development.