“We are proud to be a part of the team of experts providing project review services to GBCI. Since 2006, we have provided third-party reviews for more than 6,000 LEED projects in more than 50 countries.” – Dagmar Epsten, President and CEO

Building & Product Certifications

Epsten Group was awarded ISO Guide 65 accreditation by A2LA for our certification review process for each LEED rating system, as well as Energy Star product certification. Epsten Group was the first company in the world to have gained ISO Guide 65 accreditation for LEED certification reviews. Quality, timeliness, and customer service are our top priorities.

LEED Certification Reviews
We have in-house experts who know the LEED certification process and requirements inside and out, and we are always one step ahead of the game when it comes to updated requirements and guidance.

The following are the LEED Rating Systems:

What does this mean for your project team?
Having trouble achieving certification? Stuck in an Appeal nightmare?
Our experts can help your project achieve certification by taking the submittal process over for you or providing a thorough quality control review of your documentation prior to submittal. Let our experts swoop in and rescue your submittal before you respond to review comments. Because of our experience, we can ensure that your project will achieve the certification level it deserves while saving you time and money.

Are your EAp2 and EAc1 review comments overwhelming? Not achieving the results you were hoping for with your energy model? Need help with your ventilation calculations for IEQp1 or IEQc2?
Epsten Group’s Energy/HVAC Reviewers are High-Performance Building SpecialistsTM with direct experience using a vast array of energy modeling programs and reviewing LEED submittal documentation from projects worldwide. We make sure that your energy model and submittal documentation for EAp2/EAc1 will provide you with the results entitled to your project. Our Energy/HVAC specialists are also mechanical engineers who have a thorough understanding of what GBCI is
looking for when it comes to ventilation calculations. Let us rescue your project before you have to Appeal these technically difficult prerequisites.

For more about our Energy Modeling services, please visit our LEED Consulting services page.

GREENGUARD Certification
Epsten Group independently assesses the credibility of each new product undergoing certification through the GREENGUARD process. While the product certification process performed by GREENGUARD is accredited to ISO Guide 65, GREENGUARD goes one step further by engaging Epsten Group to perform an additional third-party review of the process.

Epsten Group acts as a third-party reviewer for the following GREENGUARD certifications:

  • GREENGUARD Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification)
  • GREENGUARD Gold (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certification)

Energy Star® Certification

Epsten Group can assist in achieving Energy Star® building certification for any building type. The Energy Star® program focuses on continuous improvement of energy performance through establishing effective energy management practices and processes. The program website identifies the following as top reasons to consider Energy Star® certification:

  • Lower Operating Costs (average 35%)
  • More Marketable
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emission (average 35%)
  • Ability to Lease to Federal Tenants
  • Higher Rental Rates (average $2.40SF higher)
  • Increased Asset Value

For more information please see our Services Page under Energy Audits.

LEED Certification Reviews

We have extensive knowledge of the following rating systems:

New Construction (NC)
Core and Shell, including Precertification (CS)
Schools (K-12) (Schools)
Commercial Interiors (CI)
Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM)
Healthcare (HC)
Retail supplement for both New Construction and Commercial Interiors (NC Retail) (CI Retail)
Neighborhood Development (ND)

Not to mention, our team specializes in Master Site projects and Group projects (beta) under the Application Guide for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Projects, as well as the LEED Volume program.

GREENGUARD Certification
Epsten Group independently assesses the credibility of each new product undergoing certification through the GREENGUARD process. While the product certification process performed by GREENGUARD is accredited to ISO Guide 65, GREENGUARD goes one step further by engaging Epsten Group to perform an additional third-party review of the process.

Epsten Group acts as a third-party reviewer for the following GREENGUARD certifications:

  • GREENGUARD Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification)
  • GREENGUARD Gold (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certification)

Energy Star® Certification for Buildings
Epsten Group can assist in:

  • Establishing an Energy Team
  • Institute an Energy Policy
  • Assess Performance through Gathering and Tracking Data
  • Conduct Technical Assessments and Audits
  • Establish an Energy Management Policy