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Sustainable IQ, Inc.

Working to RAISE the performance bar...
Current WORK

Current Work

Building Performance Database

Building Performance Database

Collaborated to develop a new user interface and data graphics for the largest existing building energy use database. Single custom or pre-defined data sets can be set up for benchmarking purposes, and two data sets can also be compared for deeper investigations. Collaborative Partners – LBNL, DOE and Earth Advantage



Collaborated to design and develop this innovative tool and platform with AIA and DOE. The Architecture Firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment program can now easily bring their portfolios online and add to the one-of-a-kind database of design energy performance data. Collaborative Partners – AIA, DOE, LBNL

2030 Small Commercial Toolkit

2030 Small Commercial Toolkit

An integrated on-line platform of new and existing tools for deep energy retrofits for the small commercial sector. The toolkit enables performance analysis from the whole building level to lighting and plug loads and down to individual HVAC components. Collaborative Partners – LBNL, Architecture 2030, and DOE

Integrated Building Design and Ops

Integrated Building Design and Ops

A research project evaluating gap, barriers and how the state of California can scale "Zero Net Energy Design" for new construction to achieve the goal of ALL new projects achieving ZNE by 2030.

Holyoke Campus Center

Holyoke Campus Center

Sustainable IQ is providing sustainable goals oversight and LEED facilitation for the renovation of the 1970's building.



Sustainable IQ headed the the DOE technical assistance team for the Darla Moore School of Business. The LEED Platinum project was initially targeting Zero Net Energy Ready, and achieved greater than 50% energy savings compared to ASHRAE 90.1.

MIT Stata Center and Data Center

MIT Stata Center and Data Center

Sustainable IQ headed the DOE technical assistance team for this Commercial Building Partnership project. The two buildings pursued deep energy retrofits.

Codman Sq. Academy + Health Center

Codman Sq. Academy + Health Center

A unique mixed use project of a charter school and a health center that was the first LEED project in one of the poorest areas in Boston. A foundation challenged the project team to achieve LEED Gold. Sustainable IQ enabled and facilitated the LEED process and guided the project to achieve the LEED Gold goal!


A diverse set of services from sustainability consulting at all scales to strategy and research, to tool design and development.  Contact us to learn more...  


Net Zero Energy 

LEED Rating System 

Living Building Challenge

WELL Rating System

High Performance Facades

Tool Design, UI + Implementation

Innovative Tool Design

API Design + Dev

Data Integration

Performance Analysis

Integrated Tool Platforms

Project & Program Management

Net Zero Energy Oversight

LEED Facilitation

Team(s) Oversight

Research +

Net Zero Energy Design

Integrative Process

Performance Data + Firms

The New BIM

Influence at Scale

Performance Analysis

Integrated Systems




Data Analytics

Trainings + Presentations

Video Tutorial Series

Performance Analysis

Green Building Systems

Data + Organizations

Building Technology



Sustainable IQ, Inc. is an innovative and entrepreneurial consulting firm working in diverse ways to raise the performance bar for the built environment! The firm has experience designing and delivering solutions on a diverse portfolio of projects, programs and tools. A foundation of the firm is the longstanding collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on energy efficiency research in 2010 and continues today.  Another longstanding collaboration is with the Department of Energy and the American Institute of Architects on the AIA 2030 Commitment program, and tools to support the reporting and tracking of the energy performance of firm’s portfolios.  In addition, Sustainable IQ, Inc. collaborates with firms, organizations and software providers to reach higher levels of sustainability.


Raising the performance bar is not a solo effort!  It requires collaboration, integrated systems thinking, will, and creative solutions! 



Kevin is an entrepreneurial and creative performance analysis tools designer and implementer, researcher, and practitioner with diverse experience in different sectors of the building industry.  He also consultants with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on a diverse portfolio of projects and programs related to data, tools and energy efficiency.  In addition he has done extensive work in both the public and private sector to develop integrative programs, projects, tools and platforms that enhance performance analysis across the building lifecycle. He is a hybrid practicing at the nexus of design, technology and software, working to enable innovative sustainable strategies and working to raise the performance bar of the built environment.  He holds two Masters of Science degrees from MIT in Building Technology and Civil & Environmental Engineering and a professional degree in architecture from University of Oregon.


Kevin Settlemyre

Principal + Founder

38 Sunset Road, Arlington, MA 02474 \\ Tel: 617.817.3855


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