e4, inc. (e4) is a NYC, NYS and Port Authority-certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) with 25 years’ experience in the field of green buildings and sustainability. e4 is well qualified to provide support 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. As a USGBC-chosen Proven Provider, e4 has been identified as one of the top service providers in the field and receives abbreviated reviews and easy access to the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) staff when questions arise. We support projects that must meet the requirements of Local Laws 86, 31, and 32, the School Construction Authority (SCA) Green Schools Guide and New York State Executive Order 88, and projects that would like to pursue funding from NYSERDA, NYPA, PSEG and/or other incentive programs. Services includes:

  • Strategic Sustainability Services
  • Energy Benchmarking
  • High Performance Design Reviews
  • LEED/other certification 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. Our practice includes office, residential, retail, administrative, museum, university, schools, sports, arts, childcare, education, healthcare and industrial building types and the LEED NC, LEED CS, LEED CI, LEED EB and LEED ND rating systems, SCA Green Schools Guide, Envision, Port Authority Sustainable Building and Infrastructure Guidelines, Fitwel, and WELL rating systems. 

e4’s LEED Accredited Professionals (APs) 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 over 25 years of experience as a green building consultant and over 40 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 other Durst projects including the new 2.2 million square foot Bank of America Tower at 1 Bryant Park, which achieved LEED Platinum certification for Core & Shell. 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.