What We Do
GBE provides mechanical engineering, plumbing engineering, electrical engineering, fire protection design, and alternative energy solutions. As our name implies, our focus is on green and sustainable design methods. We advocate a holistic approach to building system retrofit and replacement projects, which demands consideration of life cycle costs, durability, functionality, and ease of maintenance.
We provide these services in both traditional design-bid-build and design-build scenarios through all phases of a building project, from the early planning stages through construction administration and LEED certification documentation.
Our mechanical engineering services range from feasibility studies, conditions assessments, energy modeling, and value engineering to full mechanical system design and documentation. Our experience encompasses a variety of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and chilled and hot water systems and their related equipment components, which we configure to suit the building program, user needs, budget, and energy goals.
As with mechanical engineering, our approach to plumbing engineering emphasizes the long-term value of front-end discovery through conditions assessments and feasibility studies. Our plumbing expertise extends to domestic water, rainwater, fuel oil, natural and liquid propane gas, medical gases, vacuum, compressed air, and wastewater piping, as well as wet and dry fire protection systems.
Electrical services range from feasibility and value engineering studies, conditions assessments, and energy modeling to full system design and documentation. Our experience includes normal and emergency power distribution, interior and exterior lighting, fire alarm, security, data, access controls, and solar panel arrays and power grid tie-ins.
We also offer commissioning, retro-commissioning, capital improvement planning, forensic evaluation, and project management services.