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We look forward to hearing from you! Drop us a line if you have any questions about our services. The contact form below contains some helpful questions to help us assess your situation and request with more ease. The more information you provide, the better!

I’m so glad you reached out. Since we’re not a service most people are familiar with engaging, I want to make sure I give you as much useful information as possible to help you relate to us. Please review the content in this email to help you understand best how to engage with Positive Energy and our designs. 

Here’s what you need to know

  • What you can hire us to do
  • Why our service is important & valuable
  • How much it costs (including how to think appropriately about HVAC budgets)
  • If you like what you see, fill out the form and we'll take it from there

What You Can Hire Us To Do:

Chances are good that you're looking for our Integrated Mechanical Design Service. Baked into that service is not only the excellent engineering, but a deep expertise of building science from all perspectives - enclosure, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, etc. 

To be clear, we design high performance HVAC systems. Just to be perfectly clear, we most often design systems that rely on Variable Capacity (VRF) HVAC equipment. If you don’t already, we recommend you get to know more about that by checking out our podcast episode on the subject

Our Integrated Mechanical Design includes load calculations, equipment selection, full scaled duct design, humidity control, make up air, diffuser selection/coordination, and engineering drawings in Revit (or superimposed on DWG floor plans). Our service a level of design resolution that is not a part of mainstream architecture and engineering practice. 

Why Our Service Is Important & Valuable:

Simply put, HVAC installers and mainstream MEP engineers launch into designs thinking about air handlers, plenums and ducts, while we start by thinking about your enclosure, your pulmonary system and health, and how your body perceives comfort. Having a carefully designed, high performance HVAC system is the most sensible way to deliver health and comfort in your home or building. Positive Energy has a team of passionate, creative, and thoughtful engineers and we love what we do. 

We are fortunate to be partnered with some of the best residential architecture firms in the world. In fact, here’s what a typical Positive Energy client looks like. Our very simple intent is to manage the complexity of delivering robust mechanical systems to deliver comfort and better air quality and help architects design around people. We’re proud of the hundreds of successful projects to which we’ve brought our expertise all over the world. The value of our designs is clear - you just have to decide if you’re ready to take the plunge into a different level of quality. 

How Much It Costs: 

Setting Our Collective Expectations:

Just in case you didn’t know, the architectural design process is typically broken down into phases: Massing, Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents. The best way to get us involved is actually during the schematic design phase or earlier (check out the attachments to get a sense for how and when we intersect). If you’ve already got construction documents, it’s much more complex to design mechanical systems for a space where no negotiation is possible.

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