Elara Engineering is the leading firm in the Midwest to offer practical sustainable design options for its clients. Energy conservation has been practiced by the firm's principals since the 1980s and has continued since the firm's inception in 2001. This remains a cornerstone of current and completed projects.
Clients' goals are achieved by making old and new buildings operate as efficiently as possible. More than 60 percent of Elara's projects start with an energy audit to determine where and how energy is utilized in a building.
The original design of older buildings is analyzed and engineers have the responsibility of asking the simple question: Where is the energy going? In older buildings, the intent of the original design can get lost resulting in an overuse of systems and components that are not necessary for the building to function properly. Elara engineers locate where energy is being utilized, then make specific recommendations on how to optimize energy efficiency within a building. Clients are then educated so they understand how Elara's recommendations will function for optimal energy use in the future.
While today there is more emphasis on implementing green-inspired solutions, Elara Engineering takes pride in the fact that energy efficiency has always inspired its principals and the employees within the firm. Regardless of new or existing construction, designs are made with the intent to benefit our clients in the future and reduce the carbon footprint on the environment. The quality of recommendations is a major differentiator that separates Elara from the competition.