Green Building Solutions that Make a Difference

A nationally recognized Minority Business Enterprise, ABP is both a pioneer and an innovator in the commissioning industry. Since 2003, we have led the Washington DC region in delivering high performing, energy efficient buildings. We commissioned some of the very first projects in the history of LEED. Our impressive list of more than 130 LEED projects includes many prominent landmarks. Our world-class building commissioning and sustainable engineering consulting services for green buildings and LEED projects are based on a comprehensive understanding of building systems and technologies, the construction process and commissioning protocols. We have extensive experience working with commercial office space, educational institutions, residential and mixed-use facilities and government facilities. We have completed projects spanning all LEED categories (LEED-NC, LEED-CS, LEED-CI, LEED-Schools, and LEED-EB O&M) and on all versions of LEED from version 1 through the current version 2009.

Beyond the Ordinary: Our Integrated, Whole Building Approach

Our specialty is executing an integrated, whole building approach to the commissioning process. The ABP method is tailored and context-sensitive to the client’s facility and project delivery organization. We approach the building systems as an integrated whole rather than focusing solely on one building system or its components in isolation. We go beyond the conventional late-stage construction phase commissioning effort often employed in the building industry to span the entire project development and delivery cycle. Our method delivers results and ensures energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and the reliability and durability of building systems.

A Value to the A/E Community: Independent Expertise

As a fully independent third party commissioning firm unaffiliated with any design, construction or contracting firms, ABP is a known value to the A/E community and the contracting industry. We have commissioned buildings completed by James G. Davis Construction Corporation, Tishman Construction, Turner Construction Company, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Balfour-Beatty Construction, Hess Construction, and LF Jennings, Inc (from among many).  We are held in high regard by these entities for our collaborative approach and our experience working with the largest mechanical and electrical contractors in the region including, W.E. Bowers Mechanical and Freestate Electrical. At ABP we do not merely seek to provide high value commissioning services, but strive to deliver high performance to every building that we commission.

ABP’s core values are three-fold:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Unparalleled Service
Our philosophy is to drive the design toward energy efficiency using a holistic, integrated approach that ensures a high performance building. We believe in simplicity in the design and resilience in the system performance and operation.