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SERVICES

Sustainability

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Building lightly upon the land has made its way into the mainstream of facility design.

​Incorporating the environment into 

today’s design solutions.

Their inclusion renders positive and lasting effects.

  • Availability of Labor and Building Materials

  • Proximity of Fresh Water

  • Prevailing Winds

  • Sunlight Exposure

  • Rainfall Levels

  • Climate Extremes

We apply sustainable design principles to:

  • Minimize Site Impact

  • Reduce Energy Needs

  • Create Superior Internal Environments  

 

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ​

  • Most Building Materials and Equipment Now Have Assigned LEED Values

  • Lowers Operational and Maintenance Expenses

  • We are LEED Accredited Professionals

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CISTERN
WINNETKA PARK DISTRICT

Sustainability Design Elements:

Site

  • Building placement and orientation 

  • Native/drought resistant plantings

  • Minimal site development

  • Permeable surfaces where practical

  • Bio-swales

Water

  • Automatic plumbing valves

  • Tank-less water heaters

  • Low flow fixtures

  • Rainwater collection/cisterns

Energy

  • Efficient building systems

  • Occupancy and daylight sensors

  • Adjustable skylights

  • Programmable temperature controls

  • Photovoltaic arrays

  • Solar hot water panels

Materials

  • Green or ‘vegetated' roof

  • Eco-friendly building materials, 
    i.e. carpets, paints

  • Locally sourced construction materials

Built Environment

  • Natural day lighting

  • Passive solar configuration

  • Sun shading devices

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

  • Utilizes stabilized heat absorbed by the ground

  • Up to 600% more efficient than traditional air source units

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GROUND MOUNTED SOLAR PANELS
REAGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL, SD 170

 GREEN ROOF
CENTRAL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, SD 141