• KU Endowment
  • Kohl's


  • LEED Certifications

At Dialectic, we believe in a greener future. That’s why we’re constantly looking for ways to improve sustainability. And it’s why we recommend environmentally friendly designs in our projects. Some strategies we’ve used include:

      • Improving lighting efficiency with strategies that exceed energy codes and maximize flexibility
      • Designing higher-performance HVAC systems that feature improved air quality and green refrigerant alternatives
      • Specifying plumbing fixtures and water heaters that consume less water and reduce standby losses

For high-performance building systems, Dialectic helps clients balance code standards and ecological objectives with business goals. Together, we weigh initial costs and material selection with the benefits of lower energy use and water consumption. We look at sustainability in terms of maintenance and durability as well as energy and water conservation.

Our MEP engineers realize sustainability is valuable even if a building isn’t certified. But if an owner wants a building certification, we’re experienced in navigating the current rating systems. We can also recommend the most cost-effective ways to maximize a project’s sustainability within a rating system.

We’ve practiced environmentally responsible design since 1988. Today, we are mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) design leaders in sustainability. This includes LEED certification, utility optimization and energy modeling and audits. Dialectic has completed 465 LEED-certified projects across the country and certified over 1,000 Energy Star-labeled commercial buildings.

MEP Engineering Design for Sustainable Systems and Strategies

      • Variable-primary-pumping central chilled-water cooling plants
      • Variable-primary-pumping central hydronic heating plants
      • High-efficiency boiler systems
      • Displacement ventilation
      • Underfloor air distribution
      • Ice storage
      • Water-side economizers
      • Evaporative condensers
      • Evaporative cooling
      • Low-temperature cooling
      • Water-source heat pumps
      • Modified dual-duct variable air volume
      • Outside air monitoring systems
      • Demand ventilation controls
      • Geothermal solutions
      • VRF cooling & heating
      • Building energy modeling
      • High-efficiency lighting design
      • Building automation systems
      • Condensate collection systems
      • Rainwater collection systems
      • High-efficiency plumbing systems
      • Gray water systems
      • Daylight harvesting controls
      • Solar water heating & heat pump water heaters
      • Photovoltaic power
      • System commissioning

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