HKS’s commitment to the 2030 Challenge, spawned innovative changes to our standard C401 Agreement with our MEP Consultants. These changes are catching the attention of the AE community (including the AIA) for their ability to promote greater integration of engineering innovation into the architectural design process.
In essence, the agreement requires our consulting engineers to assist our design teams in achieving aggressive energy budgets for our projects and to proactively inform our design teams of energy efficiency measures appropriate to achieve these targets.
The specific details of the requirements can be found in sections 3.1.14 of the Agreement. There are also other requirements regarding water conservation and LEED Certifications in the subsequent sections. Click here to access our master C401 agreement.
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