BuroHappold’s energy team is committed to sustainability, providing robust engineering solutions to reducing energy demand and use in the built environment. 

Going beyond the conventional ‘mean, lean, green’ approach, we strive to develop efficient environmental solutions that include important issues such as productivity, well being and longevity in adapting climates. 

This is achieved through our close client relationships, desire to understand the end users of our buildings and appreciation of local resources and meteorological data.

We offer a vast range of services when dealing with energy in the built environment from individual occupation energy use analysis to city scale energy masterplans. Our team of specialist consultants are qualified in a range of environmental assessment tools such as BREEAM, LEED and Estidama.

Our energy work also covers community scale and city scale systems, as well as policy development, procurement and economic modelling. We offer end-to-end services from feasibility studies, business case development, procurement, detailed design and site supervision. Our team of utilities experts can also design the heating, electricity and cooling networks needed to distribute energy in the most efficient manner.

We have experts in a range of efficient, renewable and passive technologies, enabling us to influence both building design and policy developments. We also offer post occupancy evaluation and embodied energy analysis, which enables us to provide tailored energy reduction strategies based upon the actual building performance and intensity of materials.

Our portfolio of projects covers both new build and refurbishments at all scales.

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The Harold E. and Marilyn J. Gassett Fitness and Recreation Center is a 38,063-sf glass-walled complex on the Salem State University campus in Salem, MA. The two-story building is an addition to the existing O’Keefe Hockey and...

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North Shore Community College



The Allied Health Building at the North Shore Community College set a goal of maximizing energy efficiency and on-site renewable power generation to achieve a Net Zero Energy Building. BuroHappold was commissioned to use a series...

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Radcliffe Quadrangle



BuroHappold was commissioned to perform a feasibility study relating to the upgrade of the central plant and utility distributions systems of the Radcliffe Quadrangle, approximately 650,000 square feet of buildings located in the...

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Middlebury College Squash Facility



The Middlebury College Squash Facility is a 17,000-sf addition to the existing athletic complex. The new facility contains nine competition squash courts, replacing the five courts formerly housed in ‘the bubble’. There is a...

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The New School



The New School in New York City opened its newest building in January, the innovative University Center. Located at the intersection of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the University Center is a 16-story, 375,000-sf...

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PNC Tower



The Tower at PNC Plaza is an 800,000-sf building that will incorporate ground-breaking technology and design strategies as it aspires to become the “greenest office tower in the world” and exceed the requirements of LEED...

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Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned BuroHappold to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory is the third project in the world to receive “Living” status under the Living Building Challenge, showcasing a cost-effective passive design approach that facilitates...

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The University of Salford is committed to the Campus Plan 20-year vision that is contributing to the wider regeneration of the city of Salford. The plan aims to provide a sustainable, accessible place for students and staff to...

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Lynn University is one of the most ambitious universities in North America. Independent, co-educational and innovative, the mainly residential 3,500 students at Lynn benefit from one of the finest 21st century learning...

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Sector Leaders

Alasdair Young

Associate Director

  • work+44 2079 279 700

Gavin Thompson


  • work+44 1225 320 600

Regional Leaders


Henrietta Cooke

Senior Consultant

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Steve Cowan


  • work+44 141 419 3000

Middle East

Dr Rob Cooke

Dr. Robert Cooke


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Krishnendu Mukherjee


  • work+91 22 33414133


David Littler


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North America

Steven Baumgartner

Associate Principal

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