Doo Consulting, LLC is actively engaged in supporting sustainable design, high performance buildings and emerging green building initiatives and advocacy. We are interested in advancing sustainable practices by assisting national organizations inform their members of sound green business strategies for their industry and by working with municipalities to create innovative public policy. For projects, we assist design teams in integrating sustainable strategies into the building project and administrate the LEED certification process. For your organization, we can create programs and workshops to guide you toward meaningful integration of sustainable business practices.
Peter Doo, AIA, LEED AP, is founder and Partner of Doo Consulting LLC. He is a recognized leader in the sustainability industry with experience assisting companies and project teams meet their sustainability goals. He currently serves as a commissioner on the Baltimore City Sustainability Commission and a member of the State of Maryland Green Building Council.
As an architect, Peter has designed LEED certified, LEED registered and net-zero energy projects. He brings this experience to assist design teams in developing creative, project specific and appropriate strategies for sustainability.
Lorraine Doo, MSW, MPH, LEED AP, is a Partner in DooConsulting, specializing in the public health impacts of the built environment. She provides guidance to health care facilities interested in developing and implementing environmental management and sustainability programs, and providing education and data to senior level management to enhance their understanding of the health care and operational benefits of sustainability initiatives.
Lorraine is the chair of the Health Care Committee for the USGBC Maryland Chapter. She is a member of International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and Federal government Integrated Sustainability Work Group.
Lorraine is very fond of her garden in spring and summer, of canning the fruits of her labor in the fall and making art whenever she can.
Lance Tarbell, RA, LEED AP+, is a LEED project manager at Doo Consulting, LLC. Lance’s experience includes project team coordination and project management for multiple project types and LEED rating systems, including New Construction and Major Renovations, Core & Shell, and Commercial Interiors. His work focuses on LEED documentation, coordination, and review. Lance chairs the AIA Baltimore Committee on the Environment.
Doo Consulting, LLC provides strategic, technical and administrative support to Owners and their design teams in the design of sustainable building and development projects. As part of an integrated project team, Doo Consulting provides guidance that allows the team to identify and exploit the interconnected aspects of their project. Issues such as site and energy, building envelop and stormwater, materials and operating costs are a few examples of many connected design issues. Early engagement in the process allows for greater integration and cost/benefit of various green strategies.
Transformation to a sustainable business is not simply a matter of policy, it’s a matter of culture. Sustainable business practices reduce waste and costs while improving human comfort and health. Businesses interested in understanding the sustainability of their products and services can reduce production costs and strengthen market opportunities. Doo Consulting assists companies and communities establish and meet their sustainability goals.
Community and industry leaders who seek to adopt sustainability initiatives must deal with a host of issues not the least of which is “what to do” and “how to do it.” Doo Consulting supports communities and industries in the creation of meaningful sustainability initiatives targeted at transforming current business practices to more sustainable ones. Follow-up and implementation strategies are key to successful adoption.
Doo Consulting provides training and educational seminars to companies, organizations and agencies who want to know more about sustainable development, LEED or the challenges of climate change. We can provide individual presentations or multi-day trainings.
Midd-West High School is a 185,000 SF replacement high school constructed on the site of the existing school. The project will be phased to allow continuous operation of the school. Challenges include Indoor Air Qualtiy Management during construction. The school is seeking a Gold Certification under LEED for Schools. It will be used as a teaching tool and will be available to the community for use after hours.
Sudlersville Middle School is a 90,000 SF new middle school designed for a capacity of 600 students. The school is seeking a Silver Certification under LEED for Schools. Currently, still under design, its performance metrics have yet to be determined.
St. Andrews is a co-educational boarding school founded in 1929. Peter Doo, AIA, LEED AP was invited to present recommendations for a new “green” athletic center on their historic campus. The mass of a three court fieldhouse would have overwhelmed the historic buildings. Doo proposed to bury the fieldhouse to preserve the visual context. This seemingly expensive solution provided many beneficial opportunities.
Ruxton Country School, a K-8 independent school in Owings Mills, Maryland invited Peter Doo to present plans for a new middle school classroom building that would meet a LEED Silver level of construction. Sustainable features were designed to engage the stydents.
Roland Park Country School is a K-12 independent school for girls. Peter Doo, AIA, LEED AP was invited to present recommendations for a new “green” athletic center on the campus. The project included a fieldhouse with two practice courts and a competition court. Two existing athetic fields were to be expanded and converted to artificial turf. Doo recommended integration of various sytems to minimize energy and water use.
Winner of the 2007 Associated Builders and Contractor’s Maryland Chapter Grand Award, the Friends Community School in College Park, Maryland, is one of the largest straw bale buildings in the country. The 26,000 SF Project is seeking a LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Peter Doo was the design principal-in-charge while at HCM. Doo Consulting prepared the LEED Submittal.
Baltimore Medical System (BMS) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Doo Consulting provided LEED technical support services for their new 30,000 SF home. BMS has been designed to achieve LEED certification at the Platinum level for Commercial Interiors.
3700 Fleet Street is a 60,000 SF Medical Office Building in the Highlandtown neighborhood of Baltimore. This project is registered under the LEED Core & Shell rating system and is seeking a Gold certification. The prime tenant is Baltimore Medical System, a LEED-Commercial Interior Platinum certified space.
A 90,000 SF Office building. This project is registered under the LEED Core & Shell rating system and is seeking a Silver certification.
Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) is an accredited behavioral and ambulatory care facility providing services to people experiencing homelessness. The project is seeking a LEED for New Construction Gold Certification. Project design calculations indicate 20% Energy Reduction and 40% Water Reduction. HCH is a pilot project for the utilization of a GREEN ROOF to satisfy the City’s Storm Water Management Requirement.
Potomac Valley Brick (PVB), the Washington DC region’s largest brick distributor, engaged Doo Consulting to assist in crafting a new message about the sustainability of brick construction. Doo Consulting created an international competition: Brick-stainable — Re-thinking Brick. This competition will stimulate thinking about the nature of brick as a building material and how it can contribute to the creation of net-zero energy buildings.
Roger Williams Hall, built in 1895, will be renovated to allow the college to consolidate the faculty of several departments including Environmental Sciences. This project is being designed to meet the 2030 Challenge of 50% energy reduction and other LEED benchmarks to equal a Gold level certification. Bates was cited by the Princeton review as one of the Top Ten Greenest Campuses in the country.
Hedge Hall, built in 1892 with additions in 1962, will be renovated to allow the college to consolidate the faculty of several departments including Environmental Sciences. This project is being designed to meet the 2030 Challenge of 50% energy reduction and other LEED benchmarks to equal a Gold level certification. Bates was cited by the Princeton review as one of the Top Ten Greenest Campuses in the country.
Meadowridge 95 is a 68,000 SF LEED-CS Gold certified office building. The project featured under-floor air distribution system for occupant comfort and flexibility. The project was pre-certified as LEED-CS Silver but was certified LEED-CS Gold when completed. Peter Doo, AIA, LEED AP was the project Principal-in-Charge while at Hord Coplan Macht.
The Element Hotel Brand has been created by Starwood to cater to a growing marketing demographic in pursuit of “lifestyles of health and sustainability.” Doo Consulting provided technical guidance to JSA and Starwood in pursuit of the US Green Building Council’s multi-building certification for their Element Hotel product.
Elevation Burger is a quick and casual restaurant offering 100% organic, grass-fed, free range beef hamburgers. Doo Consulting provided LEED coordination services. Elevation Burger is pursuing a Certified rating under LEED for Commercial Interiors.
Doo Consulting was the Sustainability Consultant charged with creating “a Master Plan that provides a vision for the future that will preserve the natural environment of this 45 acre campus”. An existing stream and the school’s equestrian program were among several challenges. Doo Consulting researched and coordinated the team’s sustainability strategies.
Doo Consulting has provided services to the City of Baltimore for over five years. Initially serving as the co-chair of the Baltimore Green Building Taskforce, Peter Doo led the committee to recommend the City’s first Green Building legislation. He currently serves on the Sustainability Commission and advises on the creation and implementation of the City’s green building standard.
Doo Consulting designed this 4,000 SF net-zero energy house on the Delaware Shore. The house takes advantage of natural light and ventilation. The house incorporates a high performing building envelop, high efficiency lighting and mechanical systems, a geothermal heat pump, energy star appliances and a photo-voltaic solar array.
Peter Doo was retained by JSA Architects to act as that firm’s Chief Sustainability Officer and to elevate the firm’s visibility in the growing sustainability marketplace. Services included providing or organizing staff education and awareness, marketing assistance, project design reviews and technical support for LEED projects. Peter was instrumental in the securing of several significant contracts focused on sustainability.