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Sustainable Architecture & Design services

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY

A building is an expression of energy, materials, & design.

 

Buildings are not a collection of discrete components, but rather an assemblage of systems which interact with each other, including the larger environmental context and the human community.

 

A "whole system" design takes every opportunity to reduce energy use and levy the smallest possible environmental impact, while enhancing occupants' comfort and enjoyment of the space.


The whole buildings sustainable design approach asks members of the planning, design and construction team to research materials, systems and assemblies from many different perspectives, never wavering from the conviction that the most important component of any building is the people who use it.


INTEGRATED DESIGN BEGINS WITH YOU

Your investments express your values. Sustainable practices are not necessarily cost drivers. Many energy saving building practices, such as proper building orientation and daylighting, cost nothing and have significant environmental benefits. Other sustainable design choices require an increase in first cost, but significant return of investment in lower operating and maintenance costs within a short to medium time frame. Your modus operandi determines your level of engagement and first cost buy-in.

 

Investing in sustainability has direct tangible benefits, such as life cycle cost savings, and intangible, but equally important benefits, such as quality of life and health.

 

See our full gallery of sustainable projects, containing many LEED certified projects, HERE!

What LEED means for you

 

LEED certified design

Many have expressed considerable interest in having their long-term investment choices reflect their concern about sustaining a healthy environment. 

Sustainable architecture

Corporate sales and marketing organizations have recognized this sustainable design trend, and routinely tout a wide range of products and services as "green." But ecological design and development is not a specific set of products and services.

LEED certified designs for more than a decade

The LEED Green Building rating system is a nationally recognized standard for determining best practices in sustainable design, development and the construction process. The LEED system provides an objective and comprehensive framework for sustainable building using an integrated whole systems approach.

Interested in getting your building LEED certified?

We are a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), a founding member of the USGBC Gulf Coast Chapter, we are also a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

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