Research & Performance

“We’re getting real numbers that we can turn into real results. It is time to get past the rhetoric. This brings reality to the benefits of environmentally conscious design.” – Bill Bennett, CEO

LHB offers a full spectrum of sustainable design, engineering, and consulting services. Our passionate team of architects and engineers lead in the research, design, and evaluation of high performance environments. Our holistic approach connects process, product, and performance creating a feedback loop on which we continuously build experience and knowledge. LHB’s Performance Services enable our clients to both enhance the quality of their built environment and minimize their impact on the natural environment, with an increase in efficiencies and a reduction in operating expenses.




+  Research

LHB’s Research Studio conducts research projects that inform policy, programs, and practice to reduce the impact of the built environment on natural resources and greenhouse gas emissions. Services Data collection, […]
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+  Policy & Guideline Development

LHB engages with community partners, local and state governments to inform policies, guidelines, and programs that promote a more sustainable built environment. Services Development of guidelines, policies, and programs Program […]
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+  Sustainable Certifications

To meet high-performance goals from energy efficiency to wellness and sustainable sites, LHB regularly utilizes many different green rating systems. Our interdisciplinary team assists clients in understanding, evaluating and achieving […]
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+  Energy, Climate and Resilience Planning

LHB contributes to achieving Minnesota’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals through a range of projects from the city to state scales. Services Energy, climate, and resilience planning Web-based planning tool […]
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+  Net Zero Energy Design

Net zero energy occurs when local renewable sources produce an amount of energy equivalent to what the project consumes, thus balancing supply with demand and creating a net zero loss […]
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+  Performance Metrics™

LHB not only designs and engineers for efficient resource use and occupant well-being, we measure and verify outcomes through our Performance Metrics process which provides our clients with the knowledge […]
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+  Building Analysis

Our Building Assessment Team utilizes its knowledge of how older buildings were built and how they behave to analyze existing buildings for adaptive re-use, rehabilitation, or restoration. Understanding that each […]
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+  Retro-commissioning & Commissioning

LHB provides building commissioning and retro-commissioning services to ensure that our client’s projects are designed, built, and operating per their requirements. Commissioning services result in a higher performing building and […]
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