Construction Services

VERTEX has managed thousands of commercial real estate projects and is no stranger to energy efficiency. Whether compliance requires annual utility data benchmarking, or it is a year that requires more in depth energy analysis, our experienced consulting and management professionals ensure that your buildings remain compliant with the local utility reporting legislation. Our goal is to help establish your compliance while providing a pragmatic approach to energy and environmental impact reductions.

Annual Utility Benchmarking

  • Customized to meet your local disclosure laws
  • Completed in accordance with local standards
  • Competitive fees
  • Timely service to meet your mandated deadlines

Energy Action Reporting

  • Identify the most applicable compliance path
  • Measurement of performance improvements
  • Compliance documentation assembly
  • Energy action reporting submission
  • Utility bill analysis

Energy Assessment Compliance

  • ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audits
  • ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audits
  • Prioritize low and no cost energy conservation measures
  • Capital intensive energy project analysis
  • Fannie Mae High Performance improvement analysis
  • Energy project budget recommendations
  • Assessment report submission

ENERGY STAR Certification

  • ENERGY STAR Certification analysis
  • ENERGY STAR Certification application submission and EPA coordination
  • Investigate actions to achieve ENERGY STAR Certification

Exemption and Extension Filing

VERTEX will assess your properties filing status and explore options for exemption or extensions, if applicable.

Green Financing Reporting

  • Fannie Mae High Performance Building (HPB) assessments
  • Freddie Mac Green Advantage assessments

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Key Personnel

Eric L. Nelson

Eric L. Nelson, PE, LEED AP, CEA

Vice President, Property Condition Assessment & Energy Savings Investigation

Eric Nelson is a Vice President directing the Property Condition Assessment and Energy Savings Investigation practices at VERTEX. He has over 27 years of experience with construction-related services such as construction materials testing and inspection, Geotechnical engineering, foundation design and analysis and design of pavement systems. Since 1997, he has been extensively involved in the performance, review and management of Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) for projects of variable size and complexity throughout North America. In addition, he has provided Construction-Monitoring services to evaluate construction progress, and approve or deny contractor payment requests on multiple projects in the northeast. He has also managed a number of large scale projects involving pre- and post-construction condition assessments of structures to monitor and assess damage from construction-related vibration. Mr. Nelson has also directed VERTEX’s building analysis program with respect to energy usage and savings strategies for projects at various locations in North America.

Erik D. Eichenlaub

Erik D. Eichenlaub, CEM, LEED Green Assoc.

Senior Project Manager

Erik Eichenlaub has over six years of experience in the due diligence practice. During this time, he has been involved with over 800 properties totaling over 125 million square feet in 43 US states, Mexico and Canada. Currently, Mr. Eichenlaub serves as a Senior Project Manager and Midwest Regional Lead at VERTEX where he is responsible for the management of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), Property Condition Screens (PCSs), Energy Savings Investigations (ESIs), Mold Investigations, Construction Monitoring and other due diligence projects. Mr. Eichenlaub has worked on various types of sites including residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Timothy Schenkel

Timothy Schenkel, EIT, LEED AP O+M

Assistant Project Manager

Timothy Schenkel is an Assistant Project Manager with VERTEX based in the Aston, PA office. He has over three years of work experience within the sustainable building consulting industry. Mr. Schenkel’s areas of technical expertise include, Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), Energy Efficiency for new and existing buildings, Sustainable Buildings Operations and Maintenance, and Project Management. Mr. Schenkel has worked on projects in a multitude of building sectors including residential real estate, commercial real estate, building materials manufacturing, food processing, and pharmaceutical labs and manufacturing all throughout the U.S.