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Integrated Design & Construction for Energy Projects

An outcome-based, integrated design and construction approach to energy infrastructure modernization projects, resulting in the deepest energy savings and GHG emission reductions. Engineering, design, construction, and commissioning are reconnected to ensure value is captured at each project phase. Accountability rests with a partner responsible for project management, quality, cost control, timeline, and adapting to unexpected project challenges. Solutions deliver a campus’ goals: financial, environmental, operational and maintenance needs, as well as occupant comfort issues, resiliency and asset renewal. Your partner is evaluated and paid based on the achievement of these outcomes and associated performance requirements – creating an alignment of interests and encouraging meaningful collaboration among all stakeholders. Speedy construction and cost control are possible because a single multidisciplinary team can perform tasks in parallel – and communicate with efficiency – capitalizing on opportunities for efficiency.


  • One accountable partner is incentivized to maximize project results and ensure the long-term efficiency of your infrastructure.
  • Project success criteria are measurable, including outcomes and performance requirements important to the campus. The project cost is fixed, payable on milestones and the achievement of outcomes.
  • Ideally results are guaranteed, from project cost, savings, and incentives, to GHG reduction and operational performance.
  • This creates an alignment of interests that maximizes collaboration, optimizes the use of expertise and encourages innovation that maximizes results, including expedited construction timelines, cost control, energy savings of 30% or greater, and GHG emission reductions of up to 90%.
  • Master planning is typically part of the planning and design stages


  • May require a change in the way a campus typically procures projects
  • Requires a collaborative mindset among campus and partner stakeholders
  • Campus requires a project champion dedicated to working through complex needs and requirements with multiple stakeholder groups, dedicated to aligning the most important outcome requirements across multiple stakeholder groups.


  • GHG Impact


    The integrated design and construction approach frequently leads to the deepest GHG reductions possible from an energy infrastructure upgrade.

  • Economic Impact

    Net Savings

    Essential deferred maintenance is incorporated into integrated design and construction projects, which eliminates one of the most significant costs to the campus.

  • Feasibility


    Integrated engineering and construction projects are tailored to a campus’s long-term strategic goals, pain points, infrastructure needs, desired outcomes, and risk profile.

  • Timeline

    2-5 years

    A planning, design and construction timeline of 2-5 years is typical and depends on the size and complexity of the project.

  • Maintenance


    A regular maintenance schedule is required as is common with all energy infrastructure.

  • Publicity

    That's cool

    Deep energy savings and GHG emission reductions are possible, making these projects attractive to broadcast to students, faculty and the broader community.


  • Bob Mancini Director of Business Development Ecosystem Energy Services Contact