e4, inc., a registered Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE), is well qualified to provide high performance and sustainability support services. e4 offers a full complement of services to ensure that all aspects of building design, construction, operations and maintenance achieve the client’s desired levels of sustainability in a timely and cost- efficient manner. Services includes:
- Strategic Sustainability Services
- Energy Audits and Feasibility Studies
- New and Existing Building Commissioning
- Energy Benchmarking
- High Performance Design Reviews
- LEED Project Management and Administration
- Support for LEED Implementation, Documentation and Submission
- Development, Implementation and Management of:
- Construction Practices and Policies
- Maintenance & Operations Practices and Policies
- Green Material Submittal Review and Requests for Information
- High Performance Building Workshops / Charrettes
- Materials and Technology Research
- Building Management, Vendor and Subcontractor Education
- Government Funding and Incentives
e4, inc. has experience with most project types, specializing in urban projects ranging from 5,000 SF to over 10 million SF. Clients include The Durst Organization, Simon Property Group, TIAA-CREF, Brooklyn Navy Yard and Forest City Ratner Corporation. Our practice includes office, residential (multi-unit and single family), retail, administrative, museum, university, sports, arts, childcare, education and industrial building types and the LEED EB, LEED NC, LEED CS, LEED CI, LEED for Schools and LEED ND rating systems.
e4’s LEED Accredited Professionals (APs) and engineers manage the greening process to ensure that environmental issues are addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner and supply supplemental expertise as needed. This is especially important for fast track projects or teams that are not well-versed in sustainable practices and/or high performance design, construction and operation techniques. e4, inc. supports each member of the project team to make the job of achieving LEED and/or any other green recognition program as simple as possible. By sharing insights and years of experience in the green building field, e4 can shorten the learning curve and rapidly bring others up to speed.
For existing buildings, e4 offers clear and straightforward advice that saves energy and streamlines maintenance. We consult on new hardware and software that help transform buildings to operate more efficiently and that extend the life of building systems. e4’s comprehensive training and leave-behind documentation ensure that efficiency improvements persist and best practices are kept in place for the life of the building.
Pamela Lippe, President and Principal of e4, Inc, is an innovative professional with 15 years experience as a green building consultant and over 35 years in the fields of environment and communications. An early member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and a LEED Accredited Professional, she served as the consultant to The Durst Organization on the first “green” skyscraper built in the US, the Condé Nast Building at Four Times Square, and continues to work on other Durst projects including the new 2.2 million square foot Bank of America Tower at 1 Bryant Park, which recently achieved LEED for Core & Shell Platinum certification. Ms. Lippe is a highly creative problem solver with strong organizational and communications skills and an extensive background in green building education. She lectures regularly at conferences and seminars both nationally and internationally.
Ron Wilkinson, e4 Commissioning Authority is a registered professional engineer, LEED AP and ASHRAE certified Commissioning (Cx) Project Manager. He has over 35 years’ experience in the HVAC design, energy management and commissioning fields. He authored the first USGBC LEED and NYC Cx training programs and was founding chair of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Cx sub-committee. He served as the AIA reviewer for the Cx provisions of the International Green Construction Code and currently is serving on the team revising the National Institute of Building Sciences’ “Whole Building Design Guide.” As a member of ASHRAE GPC 0.2 and GPC 1.2 committees developing Commissioning Guidelines for Existing Buildings, he is dedicated to operating buildings with the highest possible efficiency and economy.