evolveEA is a multidisciplinary practice situated at the intersection of sustainability and the built environment. We help individuals, communities, and organizations take strategic action by situating clients in a larger context of change, strengthening strategic positioning and enabling clients to demonstrate leadership. We look through three lenses of sustainability: PEOPLE, PROCESS, and PLACE. People’s knowledge, beliefs, and actions must be understood to determine achievable goals and implementation strategies. Process defines what we do, how we accomplish it and the material and energy flows that are needed. Places influence our experience and understanding of sustainability, and can demonstrate environmental principles.
Since its inception in 2004, evolveEA has been working with communities to advance sustainable systems and solutions through its impact areas:
[Buildings + Systems]
New construction LEED & Living Building management
Existing buildings LEED O&M & EnergyStar management
Project goal setting, team selection & benchmarking
Strategic energy auditing & 2030 District planning
Modeling & commissioning management
Financing & incentives identification & management
Commercial & residential architecture
Urban design & placemaking guidelines
Ecodistrict planning/Living City/LEED ND management
Human factors concept & design
Social Engagement & Strategy [Organizational Capacity]
evolveEA engages organizations and communities in design to build capacity to analyze, plan and execute short- and long-term efforts.
Strategic planning & stakeholder engagement
Customized business case development
Greenhouse gas evaluation
Corporate sustainability reporting
Supply chain & product life cycle analysis
Custom education & training
Graphic design, data visualization, social media strategy
Buildings in Design & Operation [Buildings + Systems]
evolveEA helps teams integrate sustainability principles into the design, construction and operation of their building projects.