Who Is SPS?

2929 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 608
Community Bank Building
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone 570-854-1199


Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC (SPS) is a South Florida-based engineering firm (CA 29715) whose practice is focused on energy and sustainability consulting. The firm provides all levels of energy audits; general energy efficiency and sustainability studies and consultation; energy modeling; assistance with Green Globes, LEED®, Florida Green Building Coalition, Energy Star, Florida Water Star certifications, and EO 13514 compliance for federal facilities; and high-performance building commissioning services. SPS is also an owner of com-ESCO, a Florida-licensed general contractor specializing in energy efficiency improvement projects for condominiums, houses of worship, and small-to-medium size commercial businesses.

The firm’s principal, Lawrence (Larry) Clark, previously served as Director of Corporate Business Development at Hill York – at that time, Florida’s largest independently-owned mechanical contractor – and was actively engaged with its Hygreen Energy Solutions group from launch in early 2008 until he formed SPS in September 2010. Clark’s previous experience includes such diverse assignments as president, vice president, and regional manager at MEPCO (formerly the Dunham Division of Dunham-Bush); and regional manager at Vapor Power, when it was part of Westinghouse Air Brake. He is a graduate engineer (B.S.E.E.), a certified Green Globes Professional, a LEED® AP with O+M specialty credential, a Certified Commercial Energy Auditor; a Florida Water Star Certifier; a Qualified Commissioning Process Provider (QCxP); and a Certified Guiding Principles Compliance Professional.

Clark is the author of more than two dozen HVAC and energy related articles, is a frequent presenter and lecturer on a variety of green building topics, and is on the faculty of Lorman Education Services. He also writes the semi-monthly “Clark’s Remarks” column for HPAC Engineering and is a member of various professional organizations including ASHRAE, IEEE and USGBC (2011-2012 chair of Broward Green Schools Committee, 2014-2015 Chapter Advocacy chair, 2015-2018 Board member and Broward Chapter vice-chair). In addition, he serves on the BOMA Florida Energy Committee, HPAC Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board, and the Smart Growth Partnership Board of Directors (Treasurer). Clark previously served on the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Education Review Team, served six years on the City of Pompano Beach Recycling & Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and presently serves on the City of Fort Lauderdale Sustainability Advisory Board (Vice-Chair) and the Broward County Consumer Protection Board.

Other key team members include Steve Bassett and Hugh Smith. Steven C. Bassett, PE, F.NSPE, is a mechanical engineer licensed in Florida and South Carolina who serves as SPS’ Director of Engineering. He has significant experience in sustainability and general mechanical engineering, with 45 years of mechanical and environmental engineering experience in building design and maintenance; due diligence inspections; design, permitting, and construction; forensic engineering; and facility operations. His project experience includes schools, hospitals, hotels, commercial offices, airports, churches and laboratories. Steve previously served 11 years on, and is currently a member of, the Florida Building Commission, and has served on both the Mechanical and Energy Technical Advisory Committees. He also served on the Florida Energy and Climate Commission during its last nine months of existence. Steve is a Fellow, Florida Engineering Society (FES); Fellow, NSPE; Member, ASHRAE; and a Member, USGBC South Florida. He has been active in the FES, holding all local chapter offices and has also served five terms as Southeast Vice-Chairman of Professional Engineers in Construction Practice Division of the NSPE, culminating with a term as Senior V.P. of Practice Divisions for NSPE. In 2002, Steve was recognized as Florida Professional Engineer of the Year by the FES and has been awarded the NSPE Distinguished Service Award for 2016. He is also a frequent lecturer for the FES, Indoor Air Quality Association and ASHRAE.

Hugh Smith has been an independent energy and facility adviser in South Florida since 2005. He is SPS’ specialist in energy and sustainability for hospitality and institutional properties and, in that capacity, he assists SPS’ clients with various types and levels of energy studies and audits, and with preparation of sustainability action plans. Smith was most recently involved with the Florida Green Lodging Program, part of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, providing resource information to implement sustainable standards and practices in Florida hotels. He has 35 years of responsible experience and extensive technical knowledge in physical plant administration. As former Vice President of Operations for Wyndham Hotels, he gained first-hand experience with all aspects of the hospitality industry, including off-shore and commercial properties. In his previous role of Vice President of Engineering for Radisson Hotels, he developed and implemented energy saving strategies and action plans, including low cost/no cost recommendations; high payback retrofit capital projects; and future planning. Prior to his hospitality experience, he worked in Facility Operations for two major universities in Washington, D.C. Smith is a Certified Hotel Administrator, LEED Green Associate, and Green Globes Professional.


  • LEED AP+

  • LEED Charrette Facilitator

  • Green Globes Professional

  • Certified Energy Auditor (Commercial)

  • Florida Water Star Commercial and Institutional Certifier

  • QCxP

  • Guiding Principles Compliance Professional

  • Certified County Business Enterprise (CBE), Broward County, Florida

  • Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Broward County, Florida

  • Federally-Certified Veteran-Owned Small Business

  • Certificate of Authorization, Florida Board of Professional Engineers

  • Licensed CAM CE Provider, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

INSURANCE: $2,000,000+ PRIMARY NAICS: 541690 CAGE: 68NU4 D-U-N-S: 946147837

CONTACT INFORMATION: info@SustainFlorida.com or phone 570-854-1199

Current as of 1-1-18