A commitment to efficient, sustainable building has always been a big part of the way we work. We can use our experience to help vet the practical and economic viability of a broad range of solutions that might be applicable to a given building element, as well as assist in the nuanced processes of approvals and ratings (LEED, Build It Green).
Building sustainably is an increasingly complex endeavor, but the basic goals remain the same. Over the years we have compiled an extensive knowledge base of sustainable products, systems, and technologies that we are more than happy to share. We systematically dismantle ("deconstruct") rather than simply demolish, and prepare all materials for recycling, re-use in the project, or for donation to a network which specializes in re-purposing building materials. Our recent projects have included low/no VOC building products, FSC certified lumber, structural insulated panel construction insulating concrete form walls, air & geothermal heat pumps, heat recovery ventilation systems, intensive and extensive green roofs, rammed earth & PISE walls, pervious paving (masonry & site poured), photovoltaic power (and associated metering options), exterior shade systems (vertical & horizontal, automated & manual), rain screen facades and radiant heating/cooling.