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Our Sustainable Services & Policies

At NOVA, we believe that sustainability is not just a commitment; it is a fundamental responsibility that falls in line with our mission and vision as we support the built environment. Our dedication to corporate sustainability, responsibility, and citizenship is embedded in our Core Values, driving us to not only deliver services that support the green solutions that our clients seek but to embody environmental stewardship in all that we do within each of our offices.

It Matters. NOVA employees, clients, and communities have become more environmentally conscious. As a result, adopting sustainable practices enhances our ability to attract new employees, service environmentally-minded clients, and foster community trust. Sustainable building practices often result in energy efficiency, water conservation, and reduced operational costs over the life of a structure. Clients recognize that investing in sustainable design and construction can lead to long-term economic benefits and operational savings. At NOVA, we strive to make this an internal practice so that our clients see our commitment as we demonstrate environmental stewardship within our teams.

Our Sustainable Services & Policies

At NOVA, we believe that sustainability is not just a commitment; it is a fundamental responsibility that falls in line with our mission and vision as we support the built environment. Our dedication to corporate sustainability, responsibility, and citizenship is embedded in our Core Values, driving us to not only deliver services that support the green solutions that our clients seek but to embody environmental stewardship in all that we do within each of our offices.

It Matters. NOVA employees, clients, and communities have become more environmentally conscious. As a result, adopting sustainable practices enhances our ability to attract new employees, service environmentally-minded clients, and foster community trust. Sustainable building practices often result in energy efficiency, water conservation, and reduced operational costs over the life of a structure. Clients recognize that investing in sustainable design and construction can lead to long-term economic benefits and operational savings. At NOVA, we strive to make this an internal practice so that our clients see our commitment as we demonstrate environmental stewardship within our teams.

Sustainable Initiatives & Corporate Responsibility

A sustainable approach is key to ensuring our long-term business viability. Our team is the most critical asset to maintaining that viability. Therefore, embracing sustainability fosters a sense of purpose among employees, driving engagement and creating a positive work culture. To date, NOVA has participated in national programs such as Earth Day, America Recycles Day, and the Terra-Cycle recycling program, as well as many local programs, from clean-river initiatives to sea turtle conservation and bear safety to other community-hosted environmental events. Learn more about our outreach and get involved.

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Sustainable Initiatives & Corporate Responsibility

A sustainable approach is key to ensuring our long-term business viability. Our team is the most critical asset to maintaining that viability. Therefore, embracing sustainability fosters a sense of purpose among employees, driving engagement and creating a positive work culture. To date, NOVA has participated in national programs such as Earth Day, America Recycles Day, and the Terra-Cycle recycling program, as well as many local programs, from clean-river initiatives to sea turtle conservation and bear safety to other community-hosted environmental events. Learn more about our outreach and get involved.

Sustainable Environmental Consulting, Geotechnical Engineering, & Other Services

At NOVA, sustainability is not an option; it’s our commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. We invite you to explore our sustainability-related practice areas, discover how we integrate environmental consciousness into every project, and join us in shaping a future where sustainable solutions and increased efficiencies in building systems and construction are not just a goal but a shared reality.

The Ultimate Value of Sustainable Services

  • Shared Responsibility
    Clients want to work with partners who prioritize reducing environmental impact and promoting responsible resource management.
  • Competitive Edge
    End-users and tenants, especially in the commercial and residential sectors, are motivated to meet market demand and enhance the competitiveness of their properties by integrating green features.
  • Future-Proof Investments
    Clients future-proof their investments by incorporating green features, which helps to ensure that their assets remain attractive and relevant in a rapidly changing market.
  • Lucrative Incentives
    Governments often offer financial incentives, tax credits, and grants for projects that meet specific sustainability criteria. Clients are motivated by these incentives, recognizing the financial benefits of embracing green building practices.
  • Recognition & Certification
    Clients may seek certifications such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or other green building certifications to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and gain recognition for their projects.
  • Retain & Increase Value
    Clients understand that sustainable buildings often retain and increase their value over time.

The Ultimate Value of Sustainable Services

  • Shared Responsibility
    Clients want to work with partners who prioritize reducing environmental impact and promoting responsible resource management.
  • Competitive Edge
    End-users and tenants, especially in the commercial and residential sectors, are motivated to meet market demand and enhance the competitiveness of their properties by integrating green features.
  • Future-Proof Investments
    Clients future-proof their investments by incorporating green features, which helps to ensure that their assets remain attractive and relevant in a rapidly changing market.
  • Lucrative Incentives
    Governments often offer financial incentives, tax credits, and grants for projects that meet specific sustainability criteria. Clients are motivated by these incentives, recognizing the financial benefits of embracing green building practices.
  • Recognition & Certification
    Clients may seek certifications such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or other green building certifications to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and gain recognition for their projects.
  • Retain & Increase Value
    Clients understand that sustainable buildings often retain and increase their value over time.

Our Sustainable Services

Environmental Consulting

Site Assessments:

  • Phase I, II, III ESAs (Environmental Site Assessments)
  • Vapor/Radon Intrusion
  • Third-Party/Expert Reviews & Opinions


Investigation & Remediation:

  • Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies
  • Remedial Action Plan Development & Negotiation
  • Remedial Action Monitoring & Optimization
  • Ecological & Human Health Risk Assessment


Air Quality Compliance:

  • Air Quality Permitting, Audits, Monitoring & Reporting (Title V, NSR, PSD)
  • Air Dispersion Modeling
  • Risk Management Program/Plan Development
Facility Environmental Compliance:

  • Environmental/Regulatory Compliance
  • Program Development & Support
  • Stormwater/Wastewater Management
  • Permitting & Reporting


Hazardous Waste Management:

  • Industrial Process Evaluation
  • RCRA Permitting
  • Hazardous Waste Identification & Management

Facilities & Forensics

Building Enclosure Consulting:

  • Building Envelope Consulting, Design & Testing
  • Building Envelope Commissioning
  • Roofing Consulting, Design & Testing
  • Waterproof Consulting, Design & Testing
  • Property Condition Assessments (PCA)
  • Building Systems Assessment & Cost Studies
  • Plan Review


Building Envelope, Roof, Waterproofing Services

  • Field Water Penetration – Rack & Chamber (ASTM E1105)
  • Whole Building Air Barrier Leakage – Door Blower (ASTM E779/ASTM E1186)
  • Field Air Leakage Chamber (ASTM E783)
  • Wind Uplift Negative Pressure Dome (FM Global, ASTM, FBC)
  • Field Water Leakage – Spray Nozzle (AAMA 501.2)
  • Infrared Thermography (Roof, Walls, Electrical)
  • Nuclear Roof Moisture
  • Electronic Leak Detection (ELD)
Structural Systems/Components Services:

  • Repair & Strengthen Design


In-House Supportive Assessment & Investigative Services:

  • Asbestos Sampling/Testing
  • Mold Sampling/Testing
  • Lead Sampling
  • LEED-Certification IAQ Testing

Construction & Materials Testing

Misc. Foundation Construction Services:

  • Stormwater Monitoring & Consulting Services
  • Code Compliance & Constructability Plan Review

Geotechnical Services

General Geotechnical Engineering Services:

  • Geological Hazard Assessment

Thought Leadership, Eco Leadership, Our Leadership

The executive leadership team at NOVA Engineering truly values sustainability—both in our extensive consulting and engineering services and in our internal policies. Our community outreach combines with value-added, cost-effective services to drive projects and businesses toward a sustainable tomorrow. Learn more about our leadership team and join NOVA Engineering in making the world a better place today.

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