It is the synergy of art, science and technique along with the balance of disciplines, skills and strengths that guides design towards sustainability. Building truely green comes from a holistic vision which approaches the building as a whole rather than a sum of parts. Integrated design brings people together with different capabilities and mindsets to think, create and review concepts in the aim of building greener, smarter, healthier.
We know there is a strong connection between how they are conceived and the health and wellbeing of our environment and communities.
Our holistic approach pursues synergies between environmental responsibility, social welfare and financial returns which results in high performance projects with sustainability at heart. To implement this approach, we apply an integrative process which involves early on a multidisciplinary team to collaborate using a whole building rather than a system per system approach. This saves designers and developers’ time and costs as project stakeholders share from the start a holistic understanding of the project. The innovation resulting from these iterative design analysis is greater than architectural creativity and engineering ingenuity combined, as design is reinvented and redefined beyond green building alone.
We are experts in bioclimatic design and our designs are meant to harness the energy, capture the light, harvest the rainwater, lead the wind and tame the heat.
We design built-in sustainability by defining not only efficiency strategies, but considering environmental conservation at all steps. Working collaboratively with architects early on in the design, we advise on optimum orientation, climate and functionally adapted space layout, energy efficient massing, effective envelope and facade materials and shadings to maximize comfort while minimizing resource use. We favor bioclimatic design, relying as much as possible on local climate and architectural features to supply buildings in ventilation, heating, cooling, lighting and water supply. By taking advantage of the sun, wind and light, buildings require less energy, water and therefore money to operate.
SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING'S LIFECYCLE
We intervene at all stages of a building’s life, from developing early concepts, designing to sustainability specifications, managing green operations to optimizing the performance of your existing facilities, so that your projects create a positive impact on the environment and communities.
OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
We help integrate sustainable design features so that your project uses less resources to operate, provides healthy environment for occupants and delivers an environmentally responsible concept.
From carbon footprint assessment to sustainability program implementation, we help you manage operations that use less water and energy, produce minimized waste and carbon emissions to deliver meaningful eco friendly experiences.
We optimize your design’s energy and comfort profile, ensure compliance with environmental certification and advise on Eco materials so that you reach high sustainability performance targets within budget, schedule and program.
We help you convert to sustainable properties by upgrading your building features and systems, retrofitting your interiors to improve the energy and water efficiency and indoor environmental quality of your venue.