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A complete package to support you in developing your next green building project. 

Is your project aiming for green building certification but you’re unsure if you can meet requirements?

Do you need to know how much it will cost before you decide to go for green building certification?

Do you need expert guidance to design to sustainability standards?

For a very small investment, you will be able to identify your project’s actual building performance, its potential to reach green building certification, know how much it will cost overall and have all necessary design guidelines and list of green features to meet your targeted sustainability ambitions.

 

And if your project meets requirements, we’ll support you in inquiring for green funding opportunities.

Green Concept Action Plan (GCAP)
Process

Kick Off

Start by sending us your documents (plans, elevations, design briefs, project program). We will have a look and initiate our first assessment.

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Preliminary Project Analysis

We will then compute all this information into our models. This is where we will look into your site’s potential and climate responsive design strategies for your project. Is the proposed building mass the optimal solution in terms of energy and comfort? Can we improve the envelope and facades performance to protect occupants from solar heat gains? How do these strategies affect the whole energy load of my building?

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Interviews

We will then organize an interview with you and your design team to ask further questions that would help us better evaluate the sustainability performance of your project. Expect questions on your project site, landscape, architectural choices, the materials you are considering, energy and water systems and owner’s specific requirements

Certification Feasibility

Once we have analyzed your building’s performance we will go forward in evaluating your project's feasibility in regards to environmental certification. Here we will conduct what we call a Gap Analysis to assess how your project performs credit per credit. The end result is a detailed scorecard of your project and associated points we assume you can either likely achieve, probably achieve or not achieve due to the project’s context

Green Design Guidelines

We will compile a list of green features for you to meet the targeted certification level (all our studies aim LEED Gold at a minimum but it is up to you to decide what you want to reach)

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Energy and Water Analysis

We will then pursue with an estimation of the energy and water savings you would benefit from by integrating these green design features

Cost Estimations

Once operational savings have been estimated, we will go on in estimating additional construction costs incurred by the suggested green features. You will then have an overall idea of the budget over your project’s lifetime

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Implementation

You have now everything you need to get your green building off the ground. You know how your actual design performs, how to optimize it, what this optimization will cost you, what certification level it will allow you to obtain and which financial incentives you might be eligible for. All you need is to execute the roadmap. And if you need help in implementing this into your design, we can help. 50% of the fee for this package can be directly used as a credit for the next steps of your project

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Funding Opportunities

If applicable to your project, we will suggest funding opportunities you might be eligible for when you meet the required design criteria

One Product to get your Green Building Project started. 

This is it. The Green Concept Action Plan (GCAP) is the one-stop solution you need to get your green, people centric projects off the ground smoothly and cost effectively. 

This is what you can expect to achieve from our Discovery Package:

 

  • A climate analysis of your project’s area - sun, wind, rain

  • A preliminary building performance analysis of your early concept - facade solar exposure and heat gains, site wind patterns, PV potential

  • A feasibility study and scorecard of your project’s compliance with the world’s most regarded green building certifications - i.e. LEED, WELL, EDGE, LBC

  • A list of locally suitable recommendations and green features for your project to meet high certifications standards - Gold level and up

  • A resource estimation - end use energy and water savings estimation, carbon footprint assessment

  • A cost estimation of the additional costs incurred by these green features compared to standard design and construction practices

  • An investigation of potential green building funding opportunities for your project

Benefits:

  • Make a risk free investment

  • Test drive your building performance against benchmarks and certifications

  • Ensure your project is designed with sustainability design principles and meets green building certification

  • Control your budget and schedule while delivering higher quality projects

  • Maximize your profits by minimizing your operational costs over your building’s lifetime

  • Find ways to fund your green project

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

" This was invaluable for DSM, Armelle took charge of the work and presented it bit by bit making sure we were fully aware of the process and journey.  On project work Armelle has assisted with various pitches, creating excellent, clear and easy to understand presentations for our prospective clients. "

—  Joy Menzies, Managing Director at DSM

Inquiry Process

Contact us today to know more about the package and how we can support your projects sustainability goals.

Schedule an introduction meeting with us.

Receive our package brief and return your project's information to us.