A Professional for Every Program

Energy Consulting Services

I am pleased to provide this letter of reference to commend the staff of Kitchen & Associates for the exceptional completion of the Weatherization Project at Trent Center West. The scope of work began with an energy audit, followed by design of weatherization improvements, and then construction administration. The project was completed on schedule, even with some minor changes to increase the scope of work. Thank you for a most professionally managed project.

Lionel Krier, Executive Director, Trent Center
A Professional for Every Program

Energy Consulting Services

I am pleased to provide this letter of reference to commend the staff of Kitchen & Associates for the exceptional completion of the Weatherization Project at Trent Center West. The scope of work began with an energy audit, followed by design of weatherization improvements, and then construction administration. The project was completed on schedule, even with some minor changes to increase the scope of work. Thank you for a most professionally managed project.

Lionel Krier, Executive Director, Trent Center
At the Cutting Edge

Certified PHIUS+ Passive House Rating

As the Passive House standard has gained more and more traction within the United States building industry, K&A has managed to stay at the cutting edge of the program’s growing acceptance among project owners and designers. With two Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHC) and one Passive House Rater currently on staff, we have the expertise and technical knowledge that can help you find the best balance between your investment and return when it comes to overall energy usage and building performance.

Photograph: Michael Campbell Prepares for a Passive House Blower Door Test
At the Cutting Edge

Certified PHIUS+ Passive House Rating

As the Passive House standard has gained more and more traction within the United States building industry, K&A has managed to stay at the cutting edge of the program’s growing acceptance among project owners and designers. With two Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHC) and one Passive House Rater currently on staff, we have the expertise and technical knowledge that can help you find the best balance between your investment and return when it comes to overall energy usage and building performance.

HERS Rating for Residential Projects

Certified HERS Rating

Considered by many to be the industry standard when it comes to measuring and quantifying a building’s energy efficiency and overall energy performance, K&A offers an in-house team of certified RESNET Home Energy Raters to assist our clients in the task. Whether it’s an existing building that an owner wishes to modernize and make more efficient or a new construction project aiming to take advantage of all of the benefits of buildings built to ENERGY STAR® standards, our team can guide you through the process.

Photograph: Principal Alkesh Taylor, PE, LEED®AP in the Field
HERS Rating for Residential Projects

Certified HERS Rating

Considered by many to be the industry standard when it comes to measuring and quantifying a building’s energy efficiency and overall energy performance, K&A offers an in-house team of certified RESNET Home Energy Raters to assist our clients in the task. Whether it’s an existing building that an owner wishes to modernize and make more efficient or a new construction project aiming to take advantage of all of the benefits of buildings built to ENERGY STAR® standards, our team can guide you through the process.

Ensuring Energy Performance

EPA ENERGY STAR® Consulting

Established over two and a half decades ago in 1992 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the voluntary ENERGY STAR® program has already saved businesses and families close to $430 billion in overall energy costs. As one of many specialties currently offered by our Energy Services team, K&A’s experts are fully-versed in EPA’s various energy performance rating systems for a wide spectrum of building typologies, and can help you ensure that your project achieves ENERGY STAR® certification.

Ensuring Energy Performance

EPA ENERGY STAR® Consulting

Established over two and a half decades ago in 1992 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the voluntary ENERGY STAR® program has already saved businesses and families close to $430 billion in overall energy costs. As one of many specialties currently offered by our Energy Services team, K&A’s experts are fully-versed in EPA’s various energy performance rating systems for a wide spectrum of building typologies, and can help you ensure that your project achieves ENERGY STAR® certification.

Building Green

USGBC LEED® Consulting

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is currently the most popular and accepted green building rating standard in the world, and is becoming more and more ubiquitous. With 18 LEED professionals on staff, K&A has provided professional engineering and design services on projects that have achieved every level of LEED certification, and we are committed to the program’s governing principle of creating healthy, highly efficient, cost-saving green buildings.

We also provide energy modeling services in eQUEST for LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, State Incentive Programs (like NJ Pay for Performance), and other programs.

Photograph: The Verge, Cincinnati OH
Building Green

USGBC LEED® Consulting

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is currently the most popular and accepted green building rating standard in the world, and is becoming more and more ubiquitous. With 18 LEED professionals on staff, K&A has provided professional engineering and design services on projects that have achieved every level of LEED certification, and we are committed to the program’s governing principle of creating healthy, highly efficient, cost-saving green buildings.

We also provide energy modeling services in eQUEST for LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, State Incentive Programs (like NJ Pay for Performance), and other programs.

A Shortlist Of

Our Energy Consulting Services

Energy Auditing

Our team of specialists can help you evaluate your building’s energy usage and help improve its performance. 

Energy Efficiency Incentives

Capable of helping our clients navigate energy efficiency incentives and financing programs state-by-state.

Zero Energy Ready Home Program

An in-house team of energy experts with an intimate knowledge of this US Department of Energy program.

EPA ENERGY STAR® Program

We can help you save money and help the environment by optimizing your project’s energy efficiency.

LEED® Consulting

No matter what level of LEED® certification you’re seeking on your next project, we can help you achieve it.

Energy Benchmarking

We have the expertise and all the tools needed to measure your building’s overall energy usage.

Certified HERS Rating

We have in-house experts able to help you calculate your building’s overall energy efficiency and performance.

Certified PHIUS+ Passive House Rating

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BPI-Certified Building Analysis

Our team of BPI-certified professionals can help you manage all of your property’s performance analyses.

Explore Our Work

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Architecture

Our design approach is grounded in a sustainable mindset, motivated by the opportunity to make our communities better places, and focused on the people who will ultimately live, work, learn and play in the buildings we design.

Engineering

Not only is K&A a recognized leader in architectural design services, but we also have a full-service Engineering department including licensed Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection engineers on staff.

Planning

With four licensed planners on staff our planning studio offers a variety of professional services to both clients and project teams. From site analysis and feasibility studies to comprehensive community master planning.

Interior Design

Our interior design staff is a tight-knit and talented group of designers, dedicated to designing healthy, functional, sustainable spaces, establishing dynamic and vibrant connections between people and places.

Commissioning

K&A's team of building systems and energy consulting specialists offers our clients decades of real-world, practical experience in the Commissioning of new buildings, as well as the retro-commissioning of existing properties.