Green Building and Development Services
Vita Nuova's Green Building and Development services assist owners and developers of properties create sustainable solutions for development that integrate the needs of human communities with nature. By repositioning sites to take advantage of natural assets and green features, greater value and acceptance can be achieved. These services range from general green building guidance to specific recommendations for building materials and LEED® certification.
Green Building and Development Plans
Vita Nuova is currently working to integrate green building and design plans into large-scale redevelopments that will achieve greater values for the client and improve the marketability of the site. Vita Nuova not only seeks to create assets from the natural setting but to incorporate renewable or local energy and other 'green' techniques to ensure a competitive position in the marketplace for the redevelopment.
Vita Nuova offers LEED certification consulting and assistance for new construction, rehabilitation and neighborhood development. LEEP AP professionals support the development of projects and ensure that the most cost-effective solutions are proposed. The LEED rating system emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Building Energy Modeling
Vita Nuova provides building energy analysis, both for new construction and existing buildings, to develop building performance baselines and to provide recommendations to reduce energy demands. Using computer simulation, Vita Nuova staff analyzes HVAC systems in order to determine if they are accurately sized. Energy modeling also investigates daylight optimization, renewable energy feasibility and carbon footprint reduction strategies. The primary focus with energy modeling is to identify energy conservation measures and to quantify energy and cost savings, using whole-building energy analysis simulations and spreadsheet analysis tools.