Forming SUSTAINABLE FUTURES

Redrafting human impact.

Sustainable design SAFEGUARDS ALL

Light. Air. Water. Natural materials. Site location. Renewable energy systems. While sustainability often connotates optimizing natural resources, redrafting human impact necessitates an all-inclusive assessment from economic, environmental and corporate culture positions.

Less human footprint, MORE NATURE

Humans do not live separately from ecology, therefore sustainability is a combined mindset of accountability and sensibility. A framework for assessing this necessitates a comprehensive view of resources and their use – site typography, waste management, building materials, energy optimization, water reclamation and vegetation.


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Characteristics of SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

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Environmentally conscious design can be simultaneously simple and sophisticated across a spectrum of elements. 

  • Site typography – use of solar trajectory, water reclamation, open space and soil conservation.
  • Renewables – recycled materials, energy production and EV charging stations.
  • Reduction – high efficiency building systems, lowered light pollution, outdoor lighting, water and electricity consumption.
  • Interior environments – temperature control, hydronic heating, LED lighting, solar power and geothermal energy.
  • Natural materials – bamboo, reclaimed wood, cork, natural stone and textiles.

Methods & MATERIALS

Sustainability IN ACTION

Keeping business spotless is Crown Uniform’s goal. With 85% of their energy expended on laundry processing, Crown identified the opportunity to increase their competitive advantage by centralizing operations, controlling costs and using design build to customize a state-of-the-art, green facility.

  • 125% increase in productivity.
  • $6MM saved annually in ceramic water filtration and
    reuse.
  • 13MM gallons of water reclaimed annually.
  • 1.3MM BTUs of CO2 emissions saved annually.
  • 30% of total power provided by solar panels.
  • 20% energy reduction beyond IECC requirements.
  • Ranked in the top 1% nationally for the laundry services sector.