Sustainable Design

S3E Engineers incorporates sustainable design practices into almost every project. Energy efficient HVAC systems, daylight control systems, water saving plumbing fixtures, and low volatile organic compounds (VOC) mastics and sealants are examples of features that we commonly use regardless of whether or not a project is pursuing LEED green building certification. We perform life cycle cost analyses of different system options to assist with making design decisions and prepare building energy models required as part of LEED documentation. We also offer building commissioning services which are a major part of the LEED process. S3E Engineers is a corporate member of the United States Green Building Association (USGBC).

Certified Projects

  • Arlington Trade Center PRCR – Arlington, VA – LEED Silver
  • Artisphere – Arlington, VA – LEED Certified
  • Burke Centre Library – Burke, VA – LEED Silver
  • Cathedral Commons – Washington, DC – LEED Silver
  • Charles Houston Recreation Center – Alexandria, VA – LEED Gold
  • Equipment Maintenance & Operations Center – Montgomery County, MD – LEED Gold
  • Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Training Academy – Fairfax, VA – LEED Silver
  • Fairfax County Health Department Lab – Fairfax, VA – LEED Gold
  • Fair Oaks Police Station – Fairfax County, VA – LEED Silver
  • Gainesville Library – Prince William County, VA – LEED Silver
  • Glen Allen Library – Glen Allen, VA – LEED Silver
  • Glenmont Fire Station – Montgomery County, MD – LEED Gold
  • Great Falls Fire Station – Great Falls, VA – LEED Gold
  • Loudoun County Emergency Homeless Shelter – Leesburg, VA – LEED Gold
  • Loudoun County Fire Station #16 – Loudoun County, VA – LEED Silver
  • Loudoun County Youth Shelter – Leesburg, VA – LEED Gold
  • Mondloch House – Alexandria, VA – Earth Craft Certified
  • Montclair Library – Montclair, VA – LEED Silver
  • Oakton Library – Oakton, VA – LEED Silver
  • Pax River Child Development Center – Pax River, MD – LEED Silver
  • Pentagon Athletic Center – LEED Silver
  • Temple Hall Farm Visitors Center – Leesburg, VA – LEED Gold
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operating Facility – Webster Field, MD – LEED Silver
  • Webster Field P-140 Communications Engineering Facility – St. Inigoes, MD – LEED Silver
  • Webster Field Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operating Facility – LEED Certified

Pending Certification

  • Reston / Herndon Bus Operations Center – Herndon, VA
  • Riv 5 Office Building – Frederick, MD
  • Shirlington Library & Signature Theatre – Arlington County, VA
  • West Ox Bus Operations Center – Fairfax County, VA