Energy Services

Rushing’s Energy Studio is an established thought leader in projects at the cutting edge of high-performance building design as well as the development of local energy codes. Integrative design is not a check box at Rushing; it’s a fundamental part of the Energy Studio’s culture to work hand in hand with design teams, providing a practical approach to projects. Rushing offers a full suite of services under one roof, tailored to each project.

See a map of our projects to check out our impact on the built environment. Rushing’s projects have contributed to an annual reduction of 1.5 billion gallons of water, and 20,000 homes worth of energy use, or over 200 million tons of CO2 emissions—equal to 4.5 million trees.

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Energy Services

  • Energy analysis
  • Carbon emissions analysis
  • Thermal comfort modeling
  • Natural ventilation analysis
  • Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA)
  • Envelope thermal performance consulting
  • Utility rebate procurement, with sustainability consulting
  • Existing building systems energy auditing, with commissioning services
  • Retro-commissioning, with commissioning services
  • Energy Star verification, with commissioning services
  • Energy code compliance (prescriptive and energy modeling)
  • Green building energy analysis (e.g. Living Building Challenge, LEED, Built Green, Passive House, Zero Energy)
  • City incentives support, for example:
    • Seattle Green Building Standard
    • Seattle Living Building Pilot Program
    • City of Bellevue Downtown and BelRed Incentives
    • City of Portland, Energy Efficient Building Requirements for Planned Development Bonuses
  • Affordable housing support
    • Rushing is an approved energy modeling consultant for the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC)
    • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) support
    • Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard (ESDS) support


Green Building Protocol Support