Building Systems Analytics’ advantage over more mainstream engineering firms lays in their collaborative and flexible approach. That ability to workshop directly with the designers, to “speak our language”, in the preliminary phase and provide real time input to inform the design as it relates to a wider series of energy related issues. Key design decisions (plant size, energy strategy, facade options, etc.) can be modeled, assessed and incorporated as the design is developed, rather than bolted on or retrofitted to a design that is more static in the later design phase. This adds to a more informed and intelligent design and allows designers to meet the crazy schedules we are faced with.