Our sustainability knowledge guides our clients in making better choices moving into the future. Good stewardship to our environment is not only a responsible choice, but with proper planning it can also translate to financial savings.
Kluber staff members are LEED® Accredited Professionals and Certified Energy Managers who are able to help our clients navigate current offerings in the green arena to save money while serving as green stewards.
Our architects and engineers are thought leaders and energy experts who educate, present and publish regularly on the topics of energy efficiency and sustainable best practices.
Facilities Operations Maintenance Plan
At Kluber, our engineers take a different approach to making mechanical systems more energy efficient. Our Facilities Operations Maintenance Plan (FOMP) is a performance-based maintenance strategy that can guide and inform facility owners throughout the life of their building.
The plan includes informed decisions on potential capital projects, renovation or replacement strategies for everything from HVAC equipment to paint and flooring selections. A personalized FOMP can minimize breakdowns, improve energy efficiency, extend operational life, and manage uncertainty for building operations and maintenance. It is a single-source course of action outline that combines health and life safety surveys, space utilization studies, replacement schedules, preventative maintenance plans and capital improvement schedules.
Grant Writing and Energy Rebates
Our goal for every project is to maximize energy performance while minimizing environmental impact. As an Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Trade Ally, Kluber is keenly positioned to work with the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) on energy audits for our public clients.
The Health and Life Sciences building, designed by Kluber Architects + Engineers, received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. The design team worked with Elgin Community College to align project goals and streamline the project process to deliver an affordable LEED certified building.
Northbrook Junior High School Chiller Replacement
Kluber completed a chiller replacement project for Northbrook School District 28 that resulted in a new system that utilizes 70 percent less power, emits no CFCs and is oil free. Originally built in 1959, the building is now Energy Star certified.
In 2010, Kluber Architects + Engineers began developing a plan to restore an opera house from the 1880s to serve as the company office. Located in historic downtown Batavia on the banks of the Fox River, the Kluber office was the first building in the downtown area to receive Energy Star certification.
Oswego Community Unit School District 308 Energy Rebates
In the spring of 2013, Kluber helped the Oswego Community Unit School District receive energy rebates totaling $102,679 for our improvements to their two high schools. We worked with the District to secure rebates through the DCEO in response to the high-efficiency updates we made to their mechanical systems.