The following is a list of companies that Practica enjoys working in partnership with or refers business to--

Association for Energy Affordability
AEA is a not-for-profit training and technical services organization in the forefront of increasing energy efficiency in multifamily buildings. AEA has over 100 professional energy engineers, project managers, trainers and technical consultants who are uniquely qualified to train and assist building owners in achieving cost savings and energy efficiency and to access public funds to defray project costs. With a regional office in Emeryville California, administrative offices in midtown Manhattan and a 30,000 sq. ft. Energy Management Training Center in the Bronx, AEA is accessible to the local communities it serves, as well as the broader professional community with whom AEA collaborates.

Building Performance Services
Building Performance Services (BPS) is a San Francisco bay area, independent, home comfort and energy services company dedicated to helping architects, builders, and homeowners make their buildings more comfortable, healthier, safer, more durable, and energy efficient. They test and analyze buildings, document the findings and report and explain the results. Their testing process uses state-of-the-art building science instruments that locate potential health, comfort and energy situations. Their technicians generate and document an accurate analysis that will give clients the road map to bringing your home back up to peak performance. President, Kevin Beck is a third generation home builder with over thirty years in the business. He was one of the first contractors in the San Francisco bay area to be recognized as a Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP). He is a Certified Remodeler (CR), a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR), and a Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE). He is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and an active member of and trainer for Build It Green, RESNET, CABEC, and BPI.

Collaborative Project Consulting
The team at Collaborative Project Consulting works very hard to provide their clients with a seamless and painless coordination of the experts needed to efficiently deliver high-performance green project that are a source of pride and value. The firm offers LEED Consulting, Technical Analysis and Project Management, Training & Education, Sustainability Planning, and Sustainable Policy & Program Development. Their skills show off well due to their experience in architecture and construction administration, understanding of High-performance design and operations, technical capability with energy efficiency analysis, awareness of opportunities for incentive funding and tax benefits associated with green building efforts, and respect for each client's distinct needs and values.

Integrative Design Collaborative
This firm teaches design teams how to achieve cost effective, green design in complex projects ranging from regions, watersheds, communities, to master plans and buildings. The IDC is a consortium of advanced practitioners who serve as resources, coaches, and program managers to help project teams achieve the highest levels of environmentally responsible design.

7group is comprised of principals who represent the spectrum of disciplines typically engaged in the integrated design process, bringing the strengths and experience of professionals representing design, engineering, energy modeling, materials analysis, commissioning, training and communications together in a powerful collaboration. With direct experience on over 100 LEED projects, 7group is committed to the principle that, with an integrated design process, environmentally responsible buildings can be built for the same first cost as conventional buildings.

Sol*Data Consulting
Sol*Data is a leading energy analysis and code consulting firm. They have been leaders in the field and have been critical in offering consultation to the California Title-24 Energy Code and the International Energy Conservation Code organizations.

What's Working
What's Working is a nationally recognized green building and sustainability consulting firm, providing similar services as Practica, but specializing more in long range program design and green business consulting.

In addition to the professionals listed above, the following list includes firms with whom we also have long standing relationships and feel that any project could benefit from their participation. We ask that you investigate their web sites.

Athena Institute

Austin Energy Green Building Program

Build It Green (BIG)

Building Performance & Comfort

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation

Frontier Associates

Green Advantage

Green Homes Northeast (GHNE)

The Green Roundtable

Hickory Consortium

Natural Home & Magazine

Natural Logic


Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

Performance Systems Development

Sonoma State University, Environmental Technology Center

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation