A LEED NC Silver-certified building, Zinc’s heating and air-conditioning system comprises high-efficiency water-source heat pumps. Ventilation is provided by rooftop energy-recovery ventilators, which double as a means of controlling building pressurization and exhaust from the individual apartments. In addition to energy efficiency, the mechanical system was designed for ease of operability and maintenance.
Effective engineering design is best realized when practiced as a collaboration. As an integrated design firm, we can attest to the benefits of a broadly composed team. Working across multiple disciplines and sharing information throughout the design process is second nature to our MEP engineers.
Our team is skilled in the planning, programming, and design of labs, cleanrooms, data centers, and clean manufacturing spaces. A deep knowledge based gained through decades of experience informs our engineering design and aids in our delivery of sustainable outcomes for schools, office environments, and campus facilities.
Creativity and Innovation
At SMMA, we embrace the idea that engineering can be as creative as architecture. Whether designing and testing high-performance building systems or custom-engineering applications unique to a specific user group, we understand how to balance up-front capital costs for building systems with our clients' goals and longer-term needs—including spatial and aesthetic requirements.