Energy & Decarbonization

How We're Building a Low-Carbon Future

Clients turn to RMF to integrate ambitious sustainability goals and visions with innovative, yet implementable engineering solutions. Our ability to provide full-service capabilities - including energy master planning, central plant design, thermal utility distribution, buildings MEP engineering, and commissioning - creates a holistic view of your energy systems that aligns future plans with aggressive targets for decreased greenhouse gas emissions and increased efficiency. Our knowledgeable experts partner with your team to meet the challenging requirements of any project, whether it's a campus decarbonization plan, a new district energy plant, or the design of highly efficient buildings.

We offer a range of sustainability and decarbonization services:

Understand your campus energy profile  

  • Meter verification and additions
  • Energy data analysis and benchmarking 
  • Energy load profile modeling

Increase efficiency, reduce demand

  • ​Energy audits and conservation measures 
  • Building energy modeling 
  • Building and utility plant commissioning  
  • Controls system optimization 
  • ​Equipment replacement and renewal

Plan a zero-carbon future

  • Utility master planning and decarbonization roadmaps
  • Strategic electrification 
  • Steam to hot water heating system conversions 
  • Net-zero energy building design
  • Thermal energy storage

A Strategic Approach to Campus Energy Planning

RMF’s Energy and Sustainability team brings a depth of expertise as we work with yours to plan the transition to more sustainable operations. Our collaborative process is tailored to each client through an approach that holistically evaluates existing and future operations, as well as available assets, such as central plants, utility distribution, and buildings. The result is a strategic and actionable roadmap that addresses each of your operational, financial, and sustainability goals.

Reducing Demand, Lowering Carbon Impact

The most sustainable building is one that is already built. Since our firm’s founding, the engineers at RMF have provided design solutions that prioritize energy efficiency and resilience at all levels of facilities management. Our strategic approach to energy audits, building commissioning, and MEP system upgrades will help you develop a comprehensive program for optimizing building functionality and reducing energy demand.

Building a Sustainable Future

For new construction and major renovations, RMF will work with you to evaluate the most appropriate solutions, including any desire to achieve certifications such as LEED, WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge, Phius, and local green building codes. We develop designs that meet these standards while prioritizing occupant health and comfort, operational efficiency, and resilience.