Sustainable facilities demand far less energy during operation than their counterparts, are built with materials that both have a low carbon footprint, do not harmfully off-gas and reduce the burden on both its surrounding environment and municipal systems.
Sustainable facilities prescribe a program of occupancy, maintenance and operations that carry them forward into the future.
Specifically, we approach these projects as follows:
Durability: Built to last over time and through calamities
Demand Reduction: Optimal building positioning and massing, the use of superinsulation, thermal-bridge avoidance, superior airtightness and energy-recovery mechanical systems
Renewable Energy: Harness the sun, earth and wind wherever feasible
Superior Indoor Environment: Indoor spaces should mimic everything good about being outdoors on a gorgeous day while filtering out anything undesirable or impure