Symbify – Sustainability Consulting for Homes

Symbi Homes co-owners Nicole Tysvaer and Matt Kulp provide sustainability consulting services to architects, homeowners, and real estate developers interested in applying the principles of green building to their new homes and renovation projects. Symbify Consulting promotes wellness, energy efficiency and technology integration in the residential construction process.

We offer practical solutions that enhance the quality, value, and resilience of homes with substantial paybacks over time.

Symbify has teamed up with Kelly Green Raters to provide home energy audits, contractor referrals, and third party green certifications for homeowners interested in improving comfort, efficiency and resiliency of the spaces we call home.

Together with our network of sustainability partners, Symbify can provide the following services:

  • Home energy audits including blower door tests, duct testing, infrared camera analysis, and visual home inspections;
  • Energy modeling of existing homes and proposed new homes;
  • Reviews of architectural documents for alignment with sustainability principles;
  • Third-party green certifications such as LEED for Homes, US DOE Zero Energy Ready, and National Green Building Standard;
  • Identification of renewable energy opportunities;
  • Selection of sustainable materials including wall assemblies, fixtures and finishes;
  • Assistance with green review requirements for permitting, as per local building codes; and
  • Identification of energy-efficiency financial incentive programs through federal, state and local initiatives.

Symbify provides consultation for residential construction projects large and small across the National Capitol Region (DC, MD and VA).

For more information, contact Nicole Tysvaer at


Are you looking to build a high-performance new home prioritizing wellness, energy efficiency, and technology?


Interested in improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your existing home?


Planning an extensive renovation, addition, or gut rehab that meets or exceeds green certification standards?