Sustainable Design & Construction

We embrace and employ sustainable practices in design and construction as a proactive and responsible response to the growing concern for the natural environment. Our LEED*- accredited professionals guide our project teams in applying environmentally-friendly techniques to match your institution’s philosophy and your project’s goals and budget.

The advantages of integrated design and construction are readily apparent when it comes to sustainability. In contrast to the traditional process, with the architect drawing the building, the engineer designing the mechanical and electrical systems, and the contractor pricing individual components, our integrated team functions as a unit to analyze the building for energy efficiency, quality of indoor environment, cost effectiveness and impact on the exterior environment.

During the design phase the team explores a variety of possibilities to achieve the sustainability goals of the project. With the involvement of the estimating and construction disciplines in these charrettes, each potential solution is evaluated for initial and lifecycle cost, schedule demands and constructability. The result is more complete information early in the process for more informed decision-making by the owner and the design-build team. 

Sustainable Design & Construction Experience

*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a sustainability rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.