Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants

Providing services to optimize building performance, comfort, sustainability, and energy-efficiency

Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants provides full service engineering of mechanical systems for buildings.  We provide mechanical systems design and engineering, analysis, sustainable design, and troubleshooting for both new and existing buildings.  Electrical design services are provided through associates when combined Mechanical-Electrical services are desired.  Our services include low-energy mechanical systems design and integration with the entire building sustainability scheme including net-zero and green building projects, as well as traditional mechanical system types. Analysis services include energy analysis, sustainable design, life-cycle analysis, expert witness, forensic engineering, and litigation supportservices, commissioning support, and LEED consultation. Please see our services page for additional information.

We serve a wide variety of markets, building sizes, and system types from central heating and cooling plants to small buildings and custom residences.

Existing buildings can benefit from an energy audit or a performance consultation and evaluation.  Building function, street appeal, safety, code compliance, daylighting opportunities, as well as energy use efficiency can be included in a customized survey, analysis, and/or system upgrade design.

Troubleshooting and forensics evaluations are especially useful in not only uncovering the true cause of system issues, they are also helpful in bringing common understanding toward resolution once the findings are presented in a thorough and easily understood manner.

Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants provides personal Principal attention to all phases of each project.  We believe that wise use of energy and resources is an advantage to our Clients and specialize in highlighting such opportunities on each project.

We delight in applying our knowledge, skill, creativity, and experience to projects to advance the art and science of mechanical systems performance, sustainable design, and whole-system integration.

Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants was started by Michael D. Haughey, P.E., HBDP, CEM, LEED AP as a Sole Proprietorship in November, 2003, and is based in Westminster, Colorado.


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► Bear Stories
(and our name origin)

► Mechanical Systems Design

► Conceptual Design

► Peer Review &
Commissioning Support

► Energy Efficiency

► Building Performance Consultation

► Sustainable Design and LEEDTM Consultation

► Troubleshooting & Forensics

►Expert Witness & Litigation Support

► Seminars & Keynote Speeches

► What's New

Scheduled Seminars (sign-up info):

► High Altitude HVAC Design, May 2, 2014, at Rocky Mountain Green (ASHRAE)

Recent Seminar:

► Golden Colorado: 2-Paths Toward Residential Conversion to Net Zero: pdf

► Mechanical Systems Response to Current Climate Change Data – for High Performance Buildings: pdf

► Building Performance Consulting

► Awards page

► Project lists

► Services

New Article, Publication, and Essay postings:

► Two Paths to Golden Colorado Net Zero Homes

► Living Buildings – The Human Analogy

► Changes Afoot – Road Trip to Glacier

► Current and Local - A Test for Potential Energy Sources

► Come to Greenbuild 2006 - A Step In The Green Direction