Engineering

Engineering

Engineering has been an integral service line in our business since 1970. We foster collaboration and creative solutions for every design challenge. Heery is known as a leader in sustainability and building energy conservation with over 170 LEED projects. Our engineering expertise includes plumbing, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, structural, fire protection, and commissioning.

Heery’s engineers have held leadership positions in national organizations to set industry standards and protocols for the entire profession. Established in 1979, Heery’s Energy Consulting Group is one of the oldest in the country. Within the last 10 years alone, our team has completed energy assessments and audits on more than 25 million SF of built space. Our energy specialists provide building system alternatives to achieve the best possible energy consumption rate and life cycle cost. In fact, we consult with clients on new design choices, equipment replacement, and renovation decisions to secure high rates of return. Our new building clients routinely achieve energy cost savings of 20-40% with no increase in first costs. Existing and renovated building owners achieve even greater energy cost savings through high rate-of-return energy conservation projects. In addition, onsite generation strategies can help drive a building’s net energy use towards “Net Zero.”

Our engineering design capabilities have been an integral part of our services, fostering a creative collaboration that makes for a smoother design process and improved, energy conscious solutions for every design challenge. We have the breadth of resources to address all aspects of any technical challenge, focusing on Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering, and Life Safety and Code Compliance Analysis.

Sustainability, the mindset of using resources wisely, has been a well-documented trademark at Heery for 40 years. We have woven resource consciousness into our practice since the mid-1970s – before sustainability became an industry trend – when we first started providing energy budgeting and consulting. Our early energy consulting services laid the groundwork for continued research and development regarding broader topics, such as land use, building materials, facility operations, and water and wastewater management – all of which form the foundation of sound sustainable building and operational practices.