Expertise

Technical, social, financial and bureaucratic challenges must be overcome to implement sustainable design, policies and actions. MIST does just that in the following knowledge areas:

Technical

  • Resource Reduction: Carbon, Energy, Water, Waste

  • High-Performance Buildings & Landscape

  • Wellness, Healthy Environments

  • Rating Systems: LEED, WELL, GRESB, etc

  • Sustainable Campus & Building Operations

  • Alternative Transportation

  • Sustainable Food & Purchasing

Change Management

  • Educational Courses & Training

  • Behavior & Decision-Making Psychology

  • Tenant, Student & Employee Engagement

  • Communications & Repositioning

  • Sustainability Program Design

  • Defining Vision, Goals, Metrics and Indicators

  • Workplace Productivity & Satisfaction

Our Network

When a project calls for a particular expertise or capacity that MIST can't adequately provide, we draw from our extensive network of partner firms. We are generalists at heart with the ability to aggregate and be the single point of management for the diverse collection of people and skills needed to tackle complex projects.


SERVICES

Given the broad nature of our work, services and deliverables are flexible. Contact us to discuss these services or possible alternatives.

Advising & Thought Leadership

We counsel clients and recommend approaches, from simple to radical, on our areas of expertise to drive advanced sustainable concepts, enable informed decisions, solve problems and coach those involved to build knowledge capacity.

Education & Training

We meet people where they are in the learning process and provide clear materials to expand knowledge and skillsets. Whether collaborating with academic institutions or engaging tenants in their workplace, we use interactive and fun learning tools.

3rd Party Certifications & Audits

We manage and execute LEED, GRESB, Living Building Challenge, WELL, CDP and more. We perform organization-wide sustainability audits to identify underutilized opportunities.

Strategic Planning & Facilitation

By negotiating diverse constituents we set consensus-based goals early in the project process. We define a vision, understandable principles, an organizing framework, actions to reach objectives and metrics to track progress.

Research

When a topic requires deeper inquiry, we investigate, conduct a high-level analysis of the options, document findings and make project-specific recommendations.

Communication & Positioning

We craft the sustainable story by breaking down ideas and complex concepts into easily understandable written, verbal and graphic forms used in project deliverables, promotional materials or presented to decision-makers.


DELIVERABLES:

We can deliver each item below standalone, but our most valuable role is acting as a “glue” between multiple items to draw a common thread and deliver a well-rounded project.

  • Facilitated Meetings & Workshops

  • Strategic Plans, Guidelines, Metrics

  • Implementation & Action Plans

  • Narratives, Presentations & Reports

  • Educational Courses

  • Diagrams & Data Visualizations

  • Strategic Communications

  • Gap, Feasibility & Peer Reviews

  • Internal Team Assessments

  • Real Estate Development RFPs


Clients often use our services to support three key areas:

  1. Sustainably develop, design, construct, operate or manage existing or new facilities, campuses or real-estate portfolios

  2. Strengthen research, academic and teaching curricula or initiatives, particularly those with an inter-disciplinary nature

  3. Facilitate a strategic sustainability planning process, vision, goals or educational approach for their company or projects

See a breakdown of services by client sector