SERVICES :: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Research has proven that sustainable design provides environmental, health, economic and social benefits. Therefore, Becker Morgan Group strives to incorporate environmentally conscious solutions into every project to the extent possible while meeting the client's programmatic, budgetary and schedule parameters. Some examples of environmental solutions include:
- Project Siting: Deliberate building placement intended to utilize prevailing winds and solar patterns to maximize day lighting and control solar heat gain. Consider site configuration to minimize deforestation and erosion / sedimentation impacts while employing native plant xeriscaping strategies to minimize water usage.
- Project Material: Encourage use of local, renewable and recyclable materials throughout the building. Items may include structural products such as steel, concrete and certified wood; or interior elements including bamboo and cork, recycled tile and carpeting, wall covering, ceiling tiles and furniture. Facilitate user recycling practices.
- Energy Responsibility: Employ monitored, high efficiency fixtures, thermally efficient windows, Energy-Star© appliances and efficient HVAC equipment / systems. Encourage implementation of alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal fields. Utilize day lighting and natural ventilation methods to augment and partially replace traditional lighting and HVAC solutions.
- Air Quality and Water Resources: Design effective ventilation systems; incorporating natural ventilation processes when possible. Limit VOC, CFC, HCFC and Halon in HVAC and fire suppression systems incorporated into buildings. Minimize site impacts to reduce effects on storm water amount and content. Encourage the implementation of water conservation methods including rainwater recapture, low-or-no-flow plumbing fixtures and water-efficient HVAC equipment.
Becker Morgan Group has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and is proud to be a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).