Our philosophy has always been to design energy efficient buildings that extend beyond LEED requirements and ultimately strive for carbon neutrality. 

 

We maximize sustainability through:

 

CLIENT INTERFACE

All team design charrettes to set sustainability goals, potential LEED credits, challenges and opportunities at the begining of the project 

 

SITE MICROCLIMATE ASSESSMENTS

Evaluate important site parameters such as sun exposure and prevailing wind patterns. Make informed decisions on building orientation to capitalize on opportunities for natural ventilation, daylight harvesting and passive heating/cooling systems. 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE SITE PLANNING 

Incorporate water efficient landscaping, storm water management, increased permeable surface and efficient site lighting early on into the design process. 

 

HOLISTIC BUILDING DESIGN

Integrate building envelope design with structural, electrical, mechanical, and lighting systems. Integrate solar panels and other sources of renewable energy with building roof and facade systems. With this approach to energy efficiency we have consistantly achieved energy saving goals 20% to 40% above Title 24 energy requirements. 

 

STRIVING FOR OPTIMUM INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Enhance quality of indoor spaces with better acoustics, increased natural light and views to the outdoor. Provide higher degree of user interface for controlling lighting, shading and ventilation systems. 

 

RESOURCE CONSERVATION

Specify local and renewable materials with high recycled content and low VOC content. 

 

ONGOING EVALUATION

Set up post occupancy evaluation to track utility cost savings, life cycle cost analysis and user satisfaction. 

 

 

Projects registered with USGBC for LEED Silver Certification:

Pasadena Ice Rink, Pasadena CA

Dorothy A Quesada Community Center, Ontario CA

 

Projects designed for LEED Silver/Gold Certification:

Tilden Terrace Apartments, Culver City CA

 

Beyond LEED:

Southern California Edison Savings by Design award for Ice Station Valencia, Valencia CA

Collaborative for High Performance School design for Alliance Charter School, Los Angeles CA

100kW building integrated photovoltaic system installed at Victorville City Hall, Victorville CA

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