Specialties & Services

ENERGY & GREEN CONSULTING SERVICES: We will analyze the existing structure and property and prepare an analytical evaluation of the current conditions. We will understand upcoming necessary repairs, and suggest energy and environmentally friendly remediation products & systems in concert with the owner’s proposed design.

We are experienced in writing comprehensive energy and water management plans.

In most instances, our suggestions are more economical than what a contractor will recommend. The completed proposal will include a review of the current wall, roof, floor, structural systems, the project grounds where the structure rests, and financial assessments on payback periods for upgrades and repairs. Green Building Design will as part of our service provide a report which will contain proposals based on current green building practices and utilizing proven and reliable technologies with a common sense approach. These proposals will include some or all of the following:

  • Efficient HVAC Systems

  • Products which will assist with onsite electrical energy production and or solar energy production which may include photo-voltaic products and systems and solar collection systems.

  • Energy control systems intended to reduce electricity usage.

  • Bio-green systems for roofs and terraces.

  • Potable and grey water efficient products and systems.

  • Environmentally friendly finishes to the interior and or exterior, inclusive of exterior windows and doors, (with careful consideration and a review of materials which may contain volatile organic compounds).

  • Suggestions on bio-friendly building insulation products and application techniques.

The report will contain a selection of products and systems by which costing estimates may be performed or alternative products selected. These products and systems will include technical information sheets for each product or system. The report will include information as necessary for the various consultants, contractors and sub contractors to complete their construction or tender ready documents, including vendor contact and supply information.

  • We will work with mechanical, electrical, structural, landscape and civil consultants in achieving accepted proposals from Green Building Design. this will include a review of specifications and drawings if provided by the project consultants.

  • We can prepare an energy usage and conservation report based on the proposed products and systems as selected, (in concert with a mechanical and/or electrical engineer).

  • We can prepare a cost estimate to assist with the owner in preparing construction budgets.

  • We can do all research and contact local vendors to validate the availability of products and systems locally and/or provide a list suppliers outside the state of Florida.

  • We can assist with habitat restrictions associated with your property.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES: We offer professional construction management services that are tailored to the size and complexity of any given project—and backed by our commitment to total quality management. Our construction management services typically begin during design, and depending on the complexity or level of services required can include:

  • Constructibility Reviews

  • Schedule and Budget Evaluations

  • Value Engineering

  • Accuracy Checks on Cost Estimates

  • Weighing Project Alternatives

  • Structuring Bid Packages for Lowest Cost Construction

  • Monitoring and Coordinating Daily Construction Activities

  • We are experts in monitoring the quality of construction work and documenting materials, labor and equipment used. As construction managers, Green Building Design has successfully delivered many projects or various complexity. As a result of this experience, we’ve developed a unique reservoir of skills with which to support our clients. The idea is for us to be there so you don’t have to be, place your trust in us.

    BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES: A thorough, professional inspection of the home will give you a firm understanding of the building’s condition. This will significantly reduce your risk and ease the decision making process. Green Building Design really enjoys helping our clients in this process. Customer service is our highest priority. Green Building Design is dedicated to providing a valuable, independent, and impartial inspection service that provides buyers, sellers, real estate professionals, insurance and mortgage companies an inspection report that provides a clear understanding of a residential home at the time of an inspection. A detailed home inspection provides an unbiased viewpoint as to the condition of the structure, foundation, roof, electrical, HVAC systems, and other important components of a home. The report you will receive is extensive and highly detailed, yet easy to understand. It will include the condition of all the major systems and structural elements of the house. Items covered in the report include:

    • Structural Elements

    • Insulation and Ventilation

    • Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

    • Fire Prevention/Safety/Security

    • Windows and Doors

    • Roof and Attic

    • Electrical Systems and Plumbing Systems

    Most real estate transactions require a wood destroying organism (termite) inspection concurrent with the home inspection. Green Building Design will arrange for this test through a reputable, affiliate company. The home buying process can be confusing and stressful. Not only do you need to consider things such as price and location, you also have to worry about whether the house itself has any problems that could become costly surprises down the road. Green Building Design provides an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the house. It provides you an expert opinion and professional report on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within a house. Giving you peace of mind on what is likely the largest purchase you will ever make. In order to prepare the report, an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 3 hours to complete. This of course may vary, according to the size and condition of the home. We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector during the inspection or meet with him or her after the inspection has been completed. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home. Armed with the information our report provides, you can make your decision with confidence.

    DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION PREPARATION SERVICES:  Green Building Design can provide full design and construction document preparation services for new or existing residential, commercial and interior remediation projects. This service can include design schematic, design development, building permit, (for city building department approval),and contractor ready drawings. Bid and Specification documents are not only highly recommended, they result in cost savings for the client.

    This service can include coordination between consulting disciplines with the intent to make tender ready or construction ready drawings and specifications. We would also include time spent in making application for your building building permit. Services include:

    • Architectural Design Development

    • Construction Drawing Preparation

    • Project Related Specification Preparation

    • Green Building Design Expertise

    • Structural Design Services

    • Bid & Specification Documents

    We have several projects to our credit and no project is too small. We are members of the U.S Green Building Council and we can offer green building design integration to compliment your concern for the environment.

    WIND MITIGATION INSPECTIONS: The purpose of a Wind Mitigation Inspection is to determine the strength of a given structure’s construction in the event of strong winds, such as those present in a hurricane.

    A homeowner with windstorm insurance can often submit the results of a windstorm inspection to their insurer to obtain discounts of up to 60% on their insurance! The cost of a wind mitigation inspection usually pays for itself within 6 months and is valid for 5 years. An expert will evaluate the property’s wind mitigation features which consists of two parts – Inspecting the attic and inspecting the exterior of the home.

    What we look for:

    • Proof of Age and Material

    • Roof to Wall Connections

    • Roof Deck Attachment

    • Roof Shape

    • Opening Protection

    Windstorm inspections look for construction features that have been shown to reduce losses in hurricanes. Features such as toe nails, clips or hurricane straps, and the presence of a secondary water resistance barrier, hip roofs, concrete block construction, shutters and opening protections, the presence of roof to wall attachments such as toe nails, clips or hurricane straps, and the presence of a secondary water resistance barrier.

    Feel free to contact us to begin your wind mitigation inspection today by clicking here!

    Contract Specifications

    Vital to ensure contractor performs his services to your expectations.

    Construction Management

    Coordination of various trades to ensure optimum efficiency of project for both time and budget.

    Structural Engineering

    Designing structures to meet local ordinances, suit serviceability and performance.

    Contractual Assistance on Construction Projects

    Verification of contractors scope of work on your project, and verifying manufacturers recommendations are met on products used.

    Building Inspection Services

    Providing complete inspection reports for various components of commercial and residential buildings (Structural, Stucco, Roofs, etc).

    Certified State Energy Raters

    Certified to Rate residences using site energy audit and performance test data.

    Green Building Expertise

    Experienced in all aspects of green building construction and the importance of a viable building envelope.