Ecotope’s Design Team uses a  Design for Off TM strategy to use mechanical systems only when they are necessary. With this approach we are consistently designing some of the most energy efficient buildings in the region.

Sustainable Building Design

Building systems should represent simple, straightforward solutions to design problems, and not be overly complicated or over-sized. Ecotope’s licensed Mechanical Engineers have decades of combined experience working on hundreds of commercial, residential, and multi-family projects. We practice a holistic design approach aimed at producing the most efficient, comfortable, and cost-effective buildings possible. Our designs are nationally recognized for achieving exceptional performance within our client’s modest budgets and tight construction timelines. When presented with a new challenge, we consistently seek innovative ways to implement emerging technologies, while relying on a knowledge base of tried and true HVAC and plumbing design concepts. Our designs are also informed by our long history of developing and using building modeling software to accurately identify the best efficiency measures. This approach allows us to communicate the long-term implications of various design and operational decisions made by the entire design team throughout a project’s life cycle. In addition to focusing on energy efficiency, we have extensive expertise in water conservation. We provide water audits and analysis, Plumbing Engineering services, as well as innovative rainwater harvesting system designs targeted for low water demand systems.

HVAC system design
Plumbing & rainwater design
Energy efficiency optimization
Green building rating system consulting
Building energy simulation
Life-cycle cost evaluation
Cost estimating & CA
Building commissioning
Auditing and building tuning
Utility incentives support

Sunset Electric
Stack House Apartments
Northwest Maritime Center
Bellevue Youth Theater
King County Housing Authority
Rice Fergus Miller Office & Studio
Fire Station 72
Place of Hidden Waters