Spatial Efficiency – most homes do not want to provision more than the minimal amount of space for MEP systems that take away from more living space.

Seamless Integration – the aesthetic impact to the home by MEP systems, infrastructure and terminal devices should be minimized as much as practical. This includes utilizing the concepts of screening, spatial alignment and symmetry to ensure that the MEP components are seamlessly integrated.

Acoustical Impact – MEP systems, especially HVAC systems, should be properly isolated and sound attenuated to avoid one of the most common complaints by homeowners regarding noisy operation.

Simple & Responsive Controls – homeowners should feel like they have the right level of control over the operation of their home's MEP systems. This involves ensuring that the controls systems are designed based on the owner's preferences and can range from simple localized adjustments to remote control via smartphones.


A second set of eyes can often approach a design from a new angle.

DLB will leverage years of experience to act as your second set of eyes, reviewing the MEP systems of residential projects of any size.

Design or code questions, big or small. DLB will provide guidance or peace of mind, reviewing MEP systems in whatever level of detail you require.

Whether you have questions about the ongoing design of a system or would like a review prior to construction, DLB is available to assist. Accessible to you at any time:

  • At DLB a core component of our culture and approach to any job is the pride we take in our accessibility.
  • Large jobs or small, day or night, DLB can be reached and often mobilized on a project in hours, not days.
  • Performing a review or answering a question, all projects are approached with the same importance.

Residential Generators

In recent years, people have become more reliant on the comforts of electronic technology in their residence.

However, the reliability of the electrical distribution systems has continued to deteriorate since the utilities were de-regulated many years ago.

During severe weather events, outages that last several days or weeks have become much more common.

In order to maintain 100-percent uptime for their electrical devices, more and more families are relying on permanent residential standby generators.

If designed correctly, permanent standby generators offer many advantages over smaller, portable units:

  • Greater capacity (power more devices / appliances)
  • Cleaner fuel (natural gas or propane)
  • Automatic load transfer
  • Lower operating costs
  • Quieter operation