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Whether you are looking to address long-term ownership and operational efficiencies, get assistance with development design, improve portfolio sustainability metrics, or boost investment ROI, Marx|Okubo’s sustainability solutions go beyond traditional engineering to consider all elements of sustainability and their relation to current and future code requirements, industry trends, building operations, durability, and ultimately, value.


Marx|Okubo understands the intricacies of buildings and how they often end up wasting energy and money. While green design is becoming a more standard practice and solution, it’s critical to have guiding expertise in this process to reduce the long-term operating costs of a property as well as add greater efficiencies and value to the built environment for the next generation.

The Marx|Okubo team includes architectural and engineering professionals with additional LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Certified Energy Modeling, and Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional accreditations. Providing sustainability consulting on both new construction and existing property projects, Marx|Okubo’s teams help owners, investors, lenders, and tenants determine the sustainability potential of a property and lifecycle cost benefits; navigate government regulations and environmental certifications; and comply with/prepare for sustainability benchmarking and reporting initiatives, such as Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Key sustainability services:

  • Sustainability reviews: baseline, enhanced, customized sustainability, management reports
  • Net zero energy studies
  • Life cycle analysis (LCA)
  • Certification gap analysis
  • Solar and battery storage feasibility studies
  • ASHRAE Level I, II, and III energy audits
  • Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitoring (CRREM)
  • Building commissioning: new building, building envelope, LEED, and code-required
  • Healthy building services: WELL & Fitwel certifications, indoor air quality testing/monitoring
  • Electric vehicle charging station reviews
  • Governmental, code and local jurisdiction regulations and incentive programs

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Attached to every building and portfolio are important, distinct investment goals and opportunities—and high on the list these days are needs to improve building performance, protect from natural hazard impacts, or how to fulfill local jurisdictional and state mandates. Providing thorough and thoughtful environmental

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ESG | Resiliency

Marx|Okubo works with investors, owners, tenants, and property managers during site selection, design, construction, operations, and event response activities to identify property risks, understand how to reduce risks and repair costs, and maximize the continuity of operations of a property. With our in-house resiliency specialists, we are committed to

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