Sustainability is now a core initiative for commercial building engineers.


Design sustainable buildings using green solutions increases their value as environmental awareness grow throughout the engineer and construction industry. Reducing operating costs and creating safer environments for staff and clients elevates the standards for building design, structural materials, system layouts, retrofits, and ongoing building analysis.


Green offices boost production and performance, enhance worker satisfaction, and reduce sick leave or absenteeism. LKPB Engineers are dedicated to providing sustainable solutions for commercial buildings in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To find out how we can make your commercial property more energy-efficient and sustainable, call us today.

Energy Modeling

Whole-Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is a multipurpose tool that engineers use to design new buildings or retrofit existing buildings for code compliance, green certification, or LEED certification. Engineers utilize BEM in large-scale analyses to improve building energy efficiency and occupant working conditions.


Engineers can explore various energy-saving scenarios based on already-existing buildings in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area and compare/apply them to your upcoming building projects. The purpose of energy modeling is to demonstrate how building models save you money in energy costs.


Engineers can develop a simulated building similar to your building design and

Energy Retrofit

An energy retrofit of existing buildings offers an opportunity for engineers to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building systems to extend their performance or reduce energy consumption. Retrofitting a building involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand.


Energy-efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help attract employees and new clients. Retrofits also give commercial buildings a marketing edge in commercial real estate. LKPB Engineers can retrofit and upgrade operating systems in your building to improve structural performance.

Building Audits

A building audit covers all building systems from HVAC and electrical, to building interior and exterior walls, elevators, and occupant safety. It can also address technology, energy conservation strategies, asbestos management, and accessibility.


LKPB Engineers provide benchmarking initiatives and best practices for building audits including taking a survey of regulatory compliance and ongoing operational practices.

Renewable Energy

A core focus of building engineers is analyzing technically feasible renewable energy options during the pre-design or pre-retrofit design phase of building construction. Developing a baseline performance standard in all your systems will help you achieve long-term renewable energy solutions that work in your commercial structure.


We identifying energy efficiency opportunities in all building systems while assessing the energy and economic impacts of various technologies and systems, giving priority to those that save the most energy at the lowest cost.

LKPB is Your Solution Green Building Solutions

LKPB engineers provide project management, technical consultation, and facility development programs for commercial real estate in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. We provide a roadmap for optimizing structural efficiency while offering insights into green sustainable solutions for building design.


Whether you are launching a new building project or retrofitting an existing building, we can help you through every phase of the project. To schedule a consultation with our engineers, 612-540-5000, or you can message us on our contact page.