Redrafting human impact.
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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.

a path in a green forest


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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.


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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
  • 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.