Building performance analysts and LEED accredited architects devoted to sustainable design.
Our Sustainability team consists of building performance analysts and researchers who specialize in green building solutions. We design, study, and advocate for spaces that respond to their site and climate, use resources efficiently, and prioritize the health and well-being of occupants. Green buildings are less expensive to maintain, more marketable, and filled with happier and more productive occupants. We’re passionate about spreading this message and helping our clients reap the benefits.
We are one of the most experienced teams of green building experts in the state, dedicated entirely to the study of sustainability. We are founding members of the Houston Chapter of the US Green Building Council, and we designed many of Houston's first LEED buildings, including the first LEED certified building, the first LEED Gold, and the first LEED Core and Shell building. Our team is also one of only a handful in the country designated by the USGBC as a LEED Proven Provider, a distinction that allows our projects a faster, more streamlined path to LEED certification.
Our Team of Green Building Professionals
The Kirksey Sustainability and Building Physics teams boast several other leaders in the field. Kapil Upadhadaya, Director of Building Physics, is one of a handful of ASHRAE accredited Building Energy Modeling Professionals (BEMPs) in Texas, is a champion of building performance analysis, having performed energy modeling, lighting and daylighting simulations, hygrothermal simulations, and airflow simulations for over 110 projects, 70 of which are LEED buildings. Colley Hodges, Director of Sustainability, is one of the country's first WELL Accredited Professionals, is an architect and sustainability consultant with significant expertise in aspects of the built environment that affect human health and wellness.
Our Sustainability Team operates as a private research consultant group, continuously seeking innovative ways to improve building performance via new technologies, software, and extensive study of our own completed projects.
Areas of Sustainability Expertise
Kirksey Sustainability Team provides the following services both for projects in-house and for outside project teams:
Director of Sustainability:
Colley Hodges, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, SITES AP