Multifamily & Commercial Sustainability Services

Create healthier, more efficient, and higher-value buildings through custom green building & energy efficiency solutions.

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How Can We Help?

We simplify green building and energy efficiency options to help your multifamily, mixed-use, and commercial project teams create more valuable and sustainable buildings.

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Compliance & Rating Systems

  • NGBS
  • LEED
  • EarthCraft
  • ENERGY STAR
  • DOE Zero Energy Ready
  • Fitwel
  • Green Globes
  • PHIUS
  • HERS Index
  • LIHTC QAP Compliance

Sustainability Consulting

  • HERO Code Incentives
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Green Standard Consulting
  • Marketing Support
  • Community Certification Program Development
  • Tax & Utility Incentive Support
  • ESG Support

Design Analysis

  • ASHRAE Energy Modeling
  • COMcheck
  • REScheck
  • Data Aggregation & Reporting
  • LEED & NGBS Energy Modeling
  • Portfolio Manager Reporting SEDI and SEP
  • LIHTC Utility Analysis
  • Utility Monitoring
  • Energy Benchmarking

Testing & Grading Services

  • Blower Door Testing
  • Code Compliance Testing
  • Duct Testing
  • HVAC Grading
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment
  • Portfolio Manager Account Oversight

Continuing Education

  • NC General Contractor Mandatory Course
  • HERS Associate Certificate Course
  • Solar for Residential New Construction
  • Lunch & Learns

Solar Power

  • Solar Analysis
  • Solar System Design & Installation
  • Solar Project Management
  • Project Consulting
  • Solar Incentive Analysis (Utility / Tax)

Ready to get started?

We’re here to help! Reach out to our team and let us know your goals. 

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Our Process

Our team of building performance specialists has the experience to deliver a program that works with your process, not against it. We’re here to distill the maze of sustainability options down to a clear path forward for your project.

Step 1

Schedule a one-on-one meeting to review your project's goals & challenges.

Step 2

Our team of building performance experts crafts a custom plan based on your goals and timeline.

Step 3

We handle everything from there - from educating your subs, to paperwork, & leasing staff training.

Who We Work With

We work with all project types and sizes, ranging from residential market-rate development, senior living, student housing, affordable housing, renovations and retrofits, office spaces, retail centers, and everything in between. 

We understand that every project has unique sustainability goals and priorities. That’s why we’re committed to meeting our customers where they are, regardless of whether they are ready to sprint towards their goals, walk at their own pace, or anywhere in between.

Our Projects

We have over 250 active multifamily & commercial projects in 22 states (plus Haiti & Puerto Rico).

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Southern Energy Management has been helping us to achieve our sustainability and wellness certification goals since 2013. The entire team is professional, collaborative, and a joy to work with.

Lisa Phocas,
Crescent Communities

One of the reasons I love having an energy consultant on the team. Just one more set of eyes to ensure the quality is where everyone wants it.

Timothy McCarty,
Equity Plus

Building Certification Comparison Tool

This chart provides a quick overview of multifamily & commercial green building certification features, requirements, and complementary programs.
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Multifamily Green Building Starter Guide

This quick start PDF guide covers everything you need to know to get started with green building on your next multifamily project!
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Here for You

We’re a passionate team dedicated to improving the way people make and use energy.

  • Fully certified team of HERS Raters
  • 2 NGBS Mater Green Verifiers on staff
  • 44,000+ units inspected since 2008
  • 140+ clients served 
  • 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
  • Certified B Corp Since 2009
  • 2021 B Corp Best for the Environment

Ready to Get Started?

Schedule a meeting with our green building specialists to review your project goals and challenges.