Boston – EYP, an architecture, engineering, and energy firm in Boston, ranked fifth overall, first in sustainability/energy and 10th in the business category in Architect magazine’s annual Architect 50 list. Architect magazine is the official publication of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
EYP has consistently ranked in the Architect 50 list since Architect began producing the index in 2009.
“After five years of moving up the Architect 50 rankings, we are proud to be recognized as the country’s top energy and sustainability firm,” said Tom Birdsey, EYP president and CEO. “This achievement speaks to the unmatched talent and dedication of all EYP employees, who constantly strive for excellence in all facets of their work and consistently bring their expertise in energy efficiency to our everyday operations.”
In 2012, EYP merged with The Weidt Group, a firm sharing the company’s history of designing innovative, high-performance buildings and helping clients manage their energy consumption. Today, the firm consults on every EYP project, offering industry leaders analysis and energy modeling using proprietary software.
“We have seen increased demand for high-performance buildings and are proud to partner with clients to achieve their goal of designing sustainable buildings that minimize energy consumption,” says David Eijadi, FAIA, principal at The Weidt Group. “Our team delivers ahead-of-the-market, energy-conserving opportunities that help ensure the financial success of our clients’ projects. From designing high-performance systems to optimizing for ongoing peak performance, we offer in-house services that result in extraordinary energy savings and reduced operational costs through integrated energy and financial analyses. Providing early and iterative energy modeling to architects, engineer,s and building owners for more than 20 years, The Weidt Group has worked on more than 1,900 commercial buildings and has partnered with more than 5,000 design professionals. We are all very proud of our industry-leading scores for the Architect 50 list.”
The Architect 50 sustainability/energy score measures the following: the percent of projects that reduced water consumption and incorporated energy modeling or daylighting studies; a portfolio demonstrating commitment to sustainability and energy; participation in the AIA 2030 Commitment, and the percent of employees with LEED credentials. The business category score measures the following: net revenue per employee; profitability; the percent of profits invested in research; commitment to pro bono work, and benefits to helping interns achieve licensure.
EYP is a global provider of comprehensive building design, research, and related consulting services to a broad range of markets, including higher education, government, healthcare, corporate, and science and technology. Its employees are located across the country in 12 offices.