Our Approach

We do mission-based work that supports some of the most at-risk communities in the Northeast – tackling the issue of climate change through a holistic and integrated approach to designing high-performance buildings. Collaborative relationships form the foundation of our work. We are progressive and forward thinking, as evidenced by the fact that Petersen Engineering is the engineer of record for 6 of the 8 large multifamily projects funded in the 2018 Mass Design Challenge, an incentive program to prove that Passive House can be deployed at scale in affordable multifamily housing. We also work in assisted living, healthcare, labs, higher education, market rate multifamily, wastewater and water treatment facilities, and more.

PEI Whole Building Design Process

Designing buildings with fully integrated MEP/FP systems