Sustainable & Resilient Design

The future depends on what
and how we design today.

Our philosophy

Global climate change, resource security and resilience have sharpened our collective recognition of the true limits of our world.

We share these collective challenges with every one of our clients. We offer specialized sustainability services that create enduring value through reducing cost, optimizing energy and water consumption and creating durable, lasting and respected environments. Our long-standing client relationships allow us to redefine the scope from a near-sighted view to one of collaboration and understanding that endures over time. Our focus is on targeted, defined and long-term outcomes that are most relevant to our clients.

Our services
Building Performance

Through plans, goal setting, analysis and design, we use our skills to deliver measurable performance data that can be put into action:

  • Energy and Carbon Action Plans
  • Energy, Water and Waste Goalsetting
  • Higher-Performance Building Analysis/Design
  • Daylighting and Glare Analysis/Design
  • Renewable Energy and NetZero Analysis/Design
  • CFD Airflow Modeling and Ventilation Analysis

We put the utmost importance on the well-being of people and the planet — and we offer solutions that benefit both:

  • Sustainability Master Planning
  • Performance/Tenant Standards Development
  • Integrative Design Workshops
  • Third-party Certification Management
  • Post-occupancy Evaluation and Analysis

Our world’s climate is rapidly changing. We can help you prepare for the reality we face today and also what may lie ahead:

  • Hazard Assessment and Resiliency Planning
  • Passive Thermal Sustainability Analysis
  • Existing Building Resiliency Assessment
  • Power Blackout Testing
  • Post-event Assessment and Recovery
Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Cost matters.

Decisions cannot be made in a vacuum.  They require information, data, projections, and estimates.

Budgets are critical to the success of any project, and schools are particularly aligned with their budgets.  That’s why all of the sustainability solutions we present to the client are also presented with the information they need to make an informed decision.

We include a Lifecycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) to evaluate and compare various high-performance systems and strategies, including the HVAC and structural systems.  This way you can make informed decisions around using these high-performance systems.

Eric Corey Freed
RA, LEED Fellow
Mike Cavanaugh
Marya Graff
Amir Rezaei
PhD, LEED Green Associate, BPAC
Brett E. Farbstein
Jack Mevorah
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We'd love to hear from you.

Let’s talk.

Eric Corey Freed
Director of Sustainability