Sustainable design is unique to each project and is an intentional focus by the design team on a facility environmental impact throughout its life. The design team’s understanding of scope, budget and lifecycle helps determine potential environmental improvements and facility sustainability.
The following concepts apply to major design decisions:
- Increased energy conservation and efficiency through better application of passive concepts, application of new, proven technologies and renewable energy resources such as wind and solar energies.
- Reduction or elimination of toxic and harmful substances in facilities and their surrounding environments.
- Proper sitting of buildings and infrastructure within the environment.
- More efficient use of resources and materials, especially water resources.
- Selection of materials and products with recycled content.
- Recycling of construction waste and building materials after demolition.
- Reduction in harmful waste products produced during construction.
- Facility maintenance and operational practices that reduce or eliminate harmful effects on people and the natural environment.
We believe “green design” can positively impact any project, and strive for environmental responsibility in all design decisions made during project development.
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