Designing and Protecting the Future

Building Performance Solutions Rooted in Data, Understanding, and Expertise

At CR-BPS, with our expertise in architecture, building science, and facility & site asset management, we create spaces that are environmentally responsible, energy efficient, functionally capable, and refreshingly unique.

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Optimizing Building Performance with Integrated Services

Our integrated approach delivers the highest quality, longest performing buildings to our clients. Because our expertise integrates unparalleled design standards, comprehensive environmentally-responsible methods, and facility & site asset management leadership, CR-BPS does more for our clients—and more for our planet.

Our Building Performance Standard


Energy Efficient


A building must save & conserve energy.


Environmentally Responsible


A building must be ecologically prudent.


Functionally Capable


A building must do the job its intended to do.




A building must be well designed and boldly unique.

Mission & Value
A Partnership that Plans, Designs, Builds, and Lasts

Plan – Research and Expertise
Conclusions are possible when data is available.
By asking the right questions, identifying potential issues, and continually increasing our knowledge of building performance best practices, we create solutions that address existing problems and prevent future inefficiencies.

Design – Architecture and Vision
Capturing who you are and where you’re going and leveraging our capacity accordingly.
With expertise in the fundamentals of architecture and the essentials of building efficiency, our process for creating space leverages our own expertise while underscoring our customers’ uniqueness, so that the final product exceeds standards for both a building’s design and its performance.

Build – Strategy and Precision
What’s right for you? What’s right for the planet?
The decisions made and the solutions deployed for diagnosing problems and designing space are both creative and pragmatic, grounded in what’s right for you and in what’s efficiently and environmentally responsible.

Last – Performance and Collaboration
Our always-expanding expertise reduces your carbon footprint.
When we work together, our expertise becomes your expertise and our commitment to environmentally-conscious, customer-facing solutions keeps your needs front and center, even long after your project is completed. Our solutions last because our relationships last.

Our Belief – Performance is the outcome of planning.

Our Pursuit – Expanding our expertise. Reducing your footprint.

Our Commitment – Solving old problems and preventing new ones.

Our Loyalty – Preserving our planet. Engaging our partners. Leading our industry.

Our History


Nancy Schultz purchases Compass Rose Consulting in December 2010.


Compass Rose Consulting Inc started in 2010.


Became Certified Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE), a c Metropolitan Council collaboration with Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MNUCP), in compliance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26.


Isabella Eco Home, CR-BPS’s experiment station project becomes both LEED Platinum Certified and Passive Building Certified.


Chad Kraemer joined CR-BPS.


Renaming of Company to CR-Building Performance Specialists


CR-BPS becomes a B-Corp Member. B Corporation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.


Audited B Corp Impact Assessment Score: 102.8


Chad Rykal joined the team in 2015.


Jim joined CR-BPS September 2016. Energy Star Partner 2017 & BECA 2019.


Audited B Corp Impact Assessment Score: 92.0


Lucas joined CR-BPS as intern, full time in 2018. EIT in 2020, PE (Pending), March 2021 Started offering HVAC Design Services.


CR-Building Performance Specialist becomes a legal “General Benefits Corporation” in the state of MN –per MN Law 2014.0-C172 Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act.


Mike K joined CR-BPS in 2018 after 43 year career in consulting civil engineering.


Audited B Corp Impact Assessment Score: 93.9


Change from Incorporated Legal Status to General Business Corporation Status.


COVID Strikes – Reduced hours kept all employees working through the worst of the pandemic downturn.


Chad Rykal becomes Partner in CR-BPS.


Kaija joined CR-BPS in August of 2020.


Tari joined CR-BPS August 2021.


Garrett joined CR-BPS April 2022.


Audited B Corp Impact Assessment Score: 118.6


First Company Get-Together in Montana.


At CR-BPS, our team is what makes our inspiring work possible. The uniqueness of our vision and the scope of our abilities means that our people need both the right skills and the same passions. Because of this, we’re always ready to have a conversation with somebody with that unique blend of ability and attention; of passion and prowess.

Certifications and Accreditations

CR-BPS is accredited through the University of Wisconsin as a Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP) and Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE).

As a certified B-Corp corporation, our company has consistently met exceedingly high standards for social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
The Central Certification Program (CERT)
MN Budget & Management SWIFT WBE-TG Vendor Number 0000271354
Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MNUCP)
Milwaukee County DBE
State of Wisconsin WBE WI-9060-WBE
City of Minneapolis Target Market Program

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