Rice & Gardner Consultants was established to provide commercial, institutional and government clients with a balanced approach toward achieving energy-efficient buildings. The firm’s engineers and building professionals capably employ in-the-box solutions proven to considerably lower energy costs, yet they also devise out-of-the box innovations to reduce life-cycle maintenance costs.
This balanced philosophy is evenly applied across all three of their service arenas – mechanical, electrical and plumbing design; program management over large public bond programs; and commissioning to assure that building systems deliver the performance levels promised by design.
With multiple Fort Bend projects in their portfolio, Rice & Gardner recently completed the Fort Bend County Annex in Katy, Fluor Server Room in Sugar Land and Lufkin Automation Plant in Missouri City. The firm’s work in other parts of Southeast Texas includes multiple renovation projects at the Johnson Space Center and commissioning the 400,000-square-foot Boeing Center in Clear Lake; two of the area’s first certified Leadership for Energy Efficient Design (LEED) schools for Houston Independent School District; and a LEED-certified meeting center at Sheldon Lake State Park in northeast Houston. They have also renovated the San Antonio City Hall, designed HVAC systems for dialysis clinics throughout Texas and commissioned the historic Federal Customs House in New Orleans.
Rice & Gardner encourages staff members to be active in the community. Jim Rice serves as the Education Division Chair for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Chairman for Fort Bend Cares and on the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees. Kevin Gardner is active in the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
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