Energy conservation is at the forefront of building design and ongoing operation. We apply proven sustainable design experience, systems engineering know-how and innovative approaches to help stakeholders maximize performance and reduce system costs over the life of the building. Our specialists have proven methods for capturing new and existing building performance information and creating feasible strategies to improve energy efficiency at an operational and systems level. Our efforts over the past eight years have resulted in a number of system improvements and modifications, some of which have received over $38+ million in energy grants and rebates. 

"Hargis’ commitment to district’s energy conservation goals has been supported by their energy services group. They worked with the district post occupancy to assist in optimizing system performance and help identify energy conservation opportunities. Through our joint efforts, the district realized a 9% decrease in energy consumption over the past year surpassing the incentive goal of 3%. With a portion of these savings going back into the schools’ operating budget, their contribution is visible to the end-user and reinforces the notion that we are all stakeholders in facility operations."

Executive Director of Operations

New Construction

  • Energy code compliance (prescriptive, component, & total building performance approaches)
  • Energy modeling
  • Project certification (LEED, Energy Star)
  • Daylighting and glare studies
  • Measurement & verification (M&V)
  • Utility rebates
  • Commissioning
  • Energy life cycle cost analysis (ELCCA)
  • Renewable energy evaluation
  • Peer reviews

Existing Buildings

  • Energy audits (ASHRAE Levels 1, 2, & 3)
  • Energy management (analysis, benchmarking, & reporting)
  • Measurement & verification (M&V)
  • Performance-based consulting (risk-free analysis/implementation)
  • ESCO consulting/peer review
  • Carbon footprint analysis
  • Retro-commissioning/re-commissioning
  • Project certification (LEED, Energy Star)
  • Utility rebates
  • Resource conservation manager (RCM) support
  • Facility condition assessments (BCA certified)
  • Indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments