San Francisco (November 18, 2019) – stok, the leading provider of high performance commercial real estate services, announced today that San Diego-based building performance consultants, Brummitt Energy Associates, have joined stok. The deal expands stok’s extensive service offering and establishes its first Southern California office.
Founded in San Francisco in 2008, stok provides sustainable real estate services including construction management, engineering, and sustainable building consulting to top-tier corporate clients, property owners, real estate developers, and design professionals worldwide. With over 250 million square feet of impact globally, and six of Forbes’ top 15 “World’s Most Valuable Brands” as clients, stok uses expertise in sustainability, health, and finance to transform and maximize the value of real estate. The partnership with Brummitt Energy, a long-time collaborator, significantly deepens stok’s energy engineering expertise and enhances the firm’s ability to deliver Zero Carbon buildings.
Recognized as an industry leader in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings, the Brummitt Energy team consists of eight highly specialized building performance experts, including two Professional Engineers. Founded in 1998, the award winning firm has delivered over 190 LEED certified projects across six countries and has over 30 ZNE projects in design, construction, or verified. The group earned an exceptional reputationand a loyal client base of owners, developers, designers, and builders by achieving cost-effective, energy- efficient solutions that deliver accretive financial returns while helping companies reduce their carbon footprints.
“Integrating with this renowned group of Zero Energy experts strengthens our capability to deliver the highest performing real estate to our clients,” said Matt Macko, Founder of stok. “As the market continues to push toward Zero Carbon buildings, together we’re exceedingly better equipped to provide innovative solutions for greater positive impact with deeper engineering expertise across a wider variety of real estate product types.”
“After working together with stok over the past decade, we’re excited for the opportunities to create a more environmentally restorative future together!” said Beth Brummitt, Founder and Principal at Brummitt Energy. “The decision was driven by our desire to provide clients the benefit of a larger platform and a far more comprehensive suite of high performance real estate services.”
The Brummitt Energy team will join forces with and elevate stok’s engineering team, which ensures optimal building performance across the entire building lifecycle through commissioning, energy modeling, energy auditing, and benchmarking.
Stok and Brummitt Energy previously collaborated on over two dozen high-performance projects, including Salesforce Tower, the Chase Center, and two of California’s largest ZNE buildings. Completed in 2013, the Zero Net Energy Center in San Leandro, which was the first large-scale ZNE renovation of an existing office building in the country, is owned by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 595 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) NorCal Chapter. In 2017, the team completed the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training
Institute in Los Angeles for the JATC of IBEW Local 11 and NECA of Los Angeles. Combined, the teams have delivered over 55 ZNE buildings for their innovative clients.
Founded in San Francisco in 2008, stok provides high performance commercial real estate services to developers, property owners, and corporations around the world. By integrating finance with management, engineering, and design services, stok optimizes the real estate design and development process, yielding cost savings and radically better projects. With over 250M square feet of impact globally and six of Forbes’ top 15 “World’s Most Valuable Brands” as clients, the stok team draws on decades of diverse industry experience and specialized technology, fostering an efficient, data-driven, and joyful approach to real estate.
ABOUT BRUMMITT ENERGY
Brummitt Energy is a leading building performance consulting firm, helping clients make smarter choices while achieving their goals. Setting the bar for reliable analysis, expert understanding, and clear reporting, Brummitt’s modeling specialists collaborate with owners, designers, and builders to achieve cost-effective, energy-efficient, and low-carbon buildings. The firm is a recognized industry leader with successful Zero Energy projects. Providing energy guidance from early design through proof-of-performance for projects of all types, Brummitt’s expert team has extensive knowledge of the increasingly complex energy codes and sustainability goals governing every new or remodeled building. Effective November 16, 2019, Brummitt Energy is stok.