Four Walls, Inc. provides energy modeling services for architects, engineers and builders throughout the Portland-Vancouver metro area. Energy modeling allows third-party consultants such as Four Walls, Inc. to simulate a building’s energy use before construction begins, and once it’s complete, verify that it’s operating as designed.
Step 1. Energy Modeling
Before construction begins, we create accurate simulations that take into account climate, seasons and sun angles, as well as heating, cooling and lighting systems. During this phase, we can detect design flaws and help architects, engineers and builders implement design changes before construction begins.
Step 2: Site Visit, Testing and Verification
Upon completion of a project, we use energy modeling software to determine whether or not a building was constructed and is operating as designed. We can verify that the building complies with energy codes and/or green building rating systems, qualifies for tax credits, and meets requirements for utility incentives.
Step 3: Paperwork
We submit all paperwork on your behalf—to building departments, green building rating systems and the IRS— saving you time and hassle.
Four Walls, Inc. provides energy modeling services for:
- New construction and existing buildings.
- Residential, commercial and multi-family projects.
- Building Code compliance.
- Green building certification.
- Tax incentives.
- Tax and utility rebates.
- 12-month post-occupancy comparison – energy use, utility bill analysis, benchmarking.