Any design project, whether a new building, a small renovation, or a community, presents the opportunity to reduce the effects of construction upon the global climate. Choosing how much really needs to be built and using the right materials and systems lower carbon emissions. Construction adapted to local conditions and that restores site ecologies brings the greatest benefits.
Our commitment to bioclimatic regenerative sustainability aims to zero out a building’s energy and water consumption and use systems that generate ecological balance. We continuously research materials and systems to advance sustainability, partnering with institutions and the private sector.
We account for how the building will be operated and maintained before beginning design, so that choices will be realistic and sustainability goals can be achieved. Substantial benefits are achieved from passive design features that take advantage of a site’s location and building orientation.