Creative Sustainable Design
Nitsch Engineering has been integrating sustainable design into projects for more than 15 years. Our award-winning designs use low-impact development techniques (greening, green roofs, and permeable paving), innovative stormwater management and treatment practices (bioretention and infiltration systems), and water conservation strategies (rainwater and greywater harvesting). Our LEED Accredited Professionals – 87% of our engineers – work closely with the design team to identify strategies that integrate site and building systems that contribute to sustainable project goals and/or LEED certification.
At Nitsch Engineering, we have permitted thousands of projects, and understand both the technical and scheduling challenges of the site permitting process. We have extensive experience with local Conservation Commissions and Planning Boards, the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) approval process, local utility and site permitting, and the Department of Environmental Protection’s Chapter 91 and Sewer Connection/Extension processes. Our good working relationships with these and many other state and local agencies save our clients time and aggravation by facilitating timely approval processes.
Supportive Municipal Consulting
Helping municipalities shape their future is something Nitsch Engineering has been doing for many years. We fully support the intentions of Planning Boards, Boards of Health, Conservation Commissions, Zoning Boards, Public Works Departments, Boards of Selectman, and Development Commissions in conducting development reviews and providing design services as expeditiously and comprehensively as possible.
"Bridgewater has an extremely high water table. With the addition of our bioretention basin, our visible landscape is clean and presentable to the public. Of concern to me in the past was the uncontrolled stormwater runoff from past drainage systems down the line to our neighbors. The bioretention basin has made this concern a thing of the past. The basin's storage capacity and gradual release of stormwater runoff has been a noticeable benefit to our campus.”
— Director of Physical Plant
Bridgewater State University