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positive energy


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Positive Energy is a building science consulting and testing company based in Austin, Texas. Our engineers and certified technicians work with builders, architects, developers, and property owners across Central Texas who want to improve the performance of residential and commercial buildings. We combine building science expertise, years of experience, and common sense to improve the health, safety, energy efficiency, comfort, and durability of indoor environments.

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What Is Building Science


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What Is Building Science


Building Science is a multi disciplinary field which lies at the confluence of architecture and engineering. The application of building science principles supports the performance goals of  health, safety, durability, comfort, and energy efficiency in indoor environments.

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Our Team


BUILDING SCIENCE EXPERTISE AND EXCELLENCE

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Our Team


BUILDING SCIENCE EXPERTISE AND EXCELLENCE

We have a true passion for building science.

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About Positive Energy


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About Positive Energy


What services does Positive Energy offer?


Building Science Consulting

Our building scientists provide consulting services to builders, architects, and other professionals on a wide variety of performance issues. We also provide training on energy certification standards, high-performance building practices and assemblies, energy modeling tools, and HVAC design.


Enclosure Design

Positive Energy provides expertise in building enclosure design. Every building's enclosure is complex and requires thoughtful application of rain, air, vapor, and thermal control layers. We specialize in analyzing your specific project to spec out products, process, and details. 


Mechanical System Design

The mechanical system of a home has so often been an afterthought. We're out to change that process. We work with builders and architects to design comprehensive mechanicals - including filtration, ventilation, make-up air, and dehumidification. 


Energy Modeling and Net-Zero Design

We take energy use very seriously. Our energy design team can help you understand the value and cost/benefit of energy-saving construction standards, HVAC equipment, and renewable energy equipment. We offer projected models to assist your design process, and confirmed models that use performance testing results to model completed homes. Our modeling techniques provide you with the most accurate load calculations and equipment selection possible. Your home should perform as best as possible for as long as it stands. We're here to help you with that.


High performance hot water delivery

If you've ever waited for hot water to arrive at your plumbing fixtures and wondered how much water was wasted, we want you to know that we've wondered the same. With our intensive and thorough approach to optimizing the delivery of hot water, our hot water delivery design is the solution.


Building Performance Testing, Assessment, & Commissioning

Testing a home's performance is crucial to uphold the integrity of design and build. Positive Energy has been providing energy inspection and system commissioning services since 2009. We streamline the inspection process by bringing expertise, experience, and effective communication to every project. Our field inspections are performed by Positive Energy employees who are certified RESNET Raters. Through the use of state-of-the industry diagnostics testing and tools, we support a range of certification and compliance standards.