Our Work

Net-Zero takes pride in being multi-faceted. We are political scientists, technical energy efficiency and green building nerds, land-use analyzers, and above all a solutions oriented brain-trust.

Political Strategies

Net-Zero provides strategies and solutions for clients who need to navigate complicated legislative and public policy issues. We believe collaboration is paramount- we have strategically partnered with some of the most respected organizations in the climate & energy policy space. Net-Zero acts as a facilitator and project manager for clients while utilizing partner organizations for expertise and subcontracting when necessary.

Energy Efficiency & Green Building

This stuff is in our blood! Our founder, Graydon Manning, is a LEED AP who began his career in construction management of sustainable retrofits and development of ultra-efficiency residential construction. Net-Zero has worked with some of the premier real estate and development professionals in the Seattle-area in a number of roles, including:

  • Expertise in LEED, Built Green, Energy Star, Passiv certifications.
  • Land-use analysis, project underwriting, permit expedition.
  • Cost-benefit analysis of energy, water, and waste components during design.

Solutions Oriented

It’s pretty simple- we believe in results. We seek projects that require innovative thinking, long-term partnership, and clear deliverables. Our process for problem solving is built on the principals of game theory. We back fill from the desired outcome using the following method:

  • Attempt to determine statistically relevant outcomes.
  • Narrow the decision making process to an organized set or sets of options.
  • Advise on the options as needed.
  • Execute decisions on behalf of our client as needed.
  • Communicate results and add sets of options as new problems arise.
  • Rinse and repeat.

Reputation capital is a term we use often. Our business is based on it. If we cannot deliver the desired outcome, we won’t take the project and we will point you in the best direction we can.