Building Performance and Sustainability
Building Performance and Sustainability

Reach your energy and sustainability goals

Clients pursue energy and sustainability initiatives because they want better building performance. Their goal might be to improve the bottom line through more efficient systems. It might be to provide targeted upgrades for a more comfortable indoor environment. Or they might want to energize their communities through sustainable transformations.

Our team can help you reach your goals. Our Building Performance and Sustainability staff works alongside Karpinski Engineering’s other experts – including Professional Engineers, LEED Accredited Professionals, Certified Energy Managers (CEM), Certified GeoExchange Designers, and Qualified Commissioning Process Providers (QCxP) – to offer solutions that fit your needs.


Our portfolio includes more than 70 LEED certified projects – 20 of them LEED Gold.

  • LEED MEP design and submission of credits
  • Total project LEED administration
  • Energy modeling
  • Commissioning in support of specific LEED credits
  • Measurement and verification in support of specific LEED credits
  • Other building certification processes (e.g., Energy Star)
  • Approved Geothermal System Designer, NYSERDA Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate

Building Performance

  • Retrofits
  • Retrocommissioning
  • Studies and evaluations
  • Lifecycle cost analysis (LCCA)
  • ASHRAE Energy Audits
  • Carbon footprint calculations
  • Total building energy modeling
  • Component-based energy calculations
  • Measurement and verification

Specialized System Design

  • Geothermal
  • Cogeneration (Combined heat and power)
  • Photovoltaic (solar) power and solar panel integration
  • Daylight simulation analysis


Contact Joe Hofstetter, PE, CEM, LEED AP, our director of Building Performance and Sustainability, to discuss your energy or sustainability goals.