Adopting a building certification system is one of the most effective ways to reduce your project’s environmental impact. There are many certification systems on the market, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), WELL, and Living Building Challenge (LBC).
A building project is an opportunity to reduce your energy consumption. Whether you construct a new facility or renovate an existing one, you can expect to discuss energy performance and utility costs with your design team.
Successful building projects depend, in part, on rigorous testing and inspections. During construction, your project will pause for several tests. Some, like concrete testing, are required by code, while others are optional.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most comprehensive response to climate change to date. Signed into law on August 16, 2022, the legislation invests $369 billion into climate-related provisions and creates a path toward significantly reducing carbon emissions.
Visual aids are a part of every architectural project. From 2D sketches to physical models, your architect has plenty of tools at their disposal to make design decisions tangible and digestible.
Successful building projects involve input from a variety of stakeholders. Throughout the design process, your architect should engage different user groups and learn about their needs.
Energy performance is a top concern for many building owners. After all, an inefficient building can increase your utility costs and drain your operational budget. To achieve a high-performance space, you need to make informed decisions at every stage of the architectural process.