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.
evolveEA is a woman-owned green building design and consulting firm established in 2004, is one of the first consultants to receive LEED PROVEN PROVIDER designation, and is also a certified B Corporation. The firm's core competencies include:
• Green Building Consulting and Certifications (LEED, Living Building Challenge)
• Post Occupancy Evaluation of Existing Buildings and Performance Benchmarking
• Strategic Sustainability Planning; Energy Management and Planning
• Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Measurement and Reporting
• Change Management: Organizational Sustainability Focus
• Workshop Facilitation and Education; Customized educational programs
• Communications Design and Media Strategy
• Commissioning Procurement and Energy Modeling Procurement
• Urban planning with Sustainability Focus: Leader in Ecodistrict Planning
evolveEA has helped to certify over 50 LEED projects, and was instrumental in the planning and certification of the world's first LEED certified supermarket, the first LEED certified project in the entire African continent, and several LEED Platinum projects including one of the first certified Living Buildings, the Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh.
Clients have included HSBC Bank, IBM, Carnegie Mellon University, David Lawrence Convention Center, Allegheny County, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Alcoa, and other corporations, schools, municipalities and non-profit organizations.