Who we Are

Founded in 1962, List Engineering Company is an organization of consulting engineers and designers with offices in San Francisco and Monterey. We specialize in custom-designed heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, process piping and fire protection systems.

From healthcare to hospitality and corporate to residential, we think of buildings as living spaces, and design systems that enhance the quality of life for those inside. Our solutions are not the cheapest or the most trendy – just the best at a reasonable cost. Designing today with tomorrow in mind, List has helped global leaders like Whole Foods, Granite Construction, and McGraw-Hill to evolve and integrate their goals with people and the planet as well as with prosperity. Part of our character is the willingness to go the extra mile until problems are solved to clients’ satisfaction. In other words, our relationship with you must always be among the remarkable results we deliver.

How we Think

We think that great systems reach beyond basic efficiency to human experiences. How will the environments we create help people to work, learn and function at their best? How will sunlight affect workspaces? What sounds will they hear? Is there comfortable air flow? Discovering the answers is what informs our intuition and allows us to deliver the reliably innovative results we’re known for.

Bringing great systems to life requires more than creativity. It requires a dynamic cross-current of knowledge, ideas and insights with the right mix of talent. Our core philosophy is simple. We’ve found that that what’s good for people, is always good for business. It’s a philosophy that has shaped us from the beginning, and continues to lead us and our clients to success.

Some Thoughts on Sustainability

Sustainable thinking demands solutions that meet the needs of the present without compromising the next generation’s ability to meet their own needs. Environmentally resourceful designs can consume less energy and water, reduce operating costs and improve health and productivity.

From materials to life-cycle cost analysis and returns on investment, we’re ready to assist you with smart decisions and early implementation of sustainable strategies that work for you.

LEED certified.We participate in the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies of California, the American Council of Engineering Companies, National Fire Protection Agency and ACEC-California.

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