June 2021: Clark Nexsen

Energy consumption represents one of the most significant cost centers for businesses, governments, and private citizens around the world today, as well as being a high-priority environmental concern. Clark Nexsen is an innovative design and consulting firm developing balanced solutions that achieve energy system efficiency, reliability, resilience, and sustainability. Leveraging our Energy Intelligence, we enable our clients to reduce energy consumption and operating costs, implement renewable power generation, and enhance system reliability to deliver financial, societal, and environmental benefits.

Headquartered in Virginia Beach with offices across Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, Clark Nexsen Energy is experienced in providing expert consultation to our nation’s military, local municipalities, and other clients including education and commercial. From building design to retro-commissioning, to extensive energy studies, our professionals develop long-term solutions to guide the achievement of energy goals in pursuit of a more sustainable environment.

As a reflection of our commitment to sustainable and net zero design, we have signed on to the following challenges:

  • AIA 2030 Challenge
  • Structural Engineering 2050 Challenge
  • 2030 Challenge for Embodied Carbon

To learn more about how our team can support energy efficiency for your facilities, please contact Steve Wilson, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, swilson@clarknexsen.com, 757.961.7904.

Key Energy Efficiency Related Work

Integrated Design defines our approach to continuously improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of our projects. As a full-service firm, we work across multiple disciplines to share expertise, gain new insights, and uncover innovative solutions to meet the challenges of sustainability and resilience. Our Integrated Design process achieves measurable sustainable outcomes by: utilizing scientific, data-driven investigations of all built components, energy modeling, and the utilization of process software infrastructure to track energy use intensity (EUI), water savings, and other related metrics that inform the design process.

Our efforts are paying off in results for clients:

Ferguson’s new Headquarters 3 in Newport News has a predicted EUI (pEUI) reduction of 70% compared to the baseline. Energy modeling, led by our Building Science Group, early in the design process informed key aspects of the design to achieve a substantial reduction in energy consumption and future emissions.

Achieving 73% reduction in pEUI compared to the baseline, the Car Barn Adaptive Reuse stands out as an example of how preservation can reduce operational carbon emissions and dramatically reduce embodied carbon by reusing an existing structure.

As we focus increasingly on reducing embodied carbon as well as operational carbon, we are committed to working towards achieving net zero carbon structures by 2050. The implementation of REVIT plug-ins such as Tally and EC3 and our new Embodied Carbon Group comprised of both architects and structural engineers are supporting our designers in specifying healthy low carbon materials and systems.