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Sustainable/Green Building

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Sustainable building principles are deeply-rooted in our corporate culture. To the extent that a project’s goals and budget will support it, we implement strategies that conserve resources and minimize the project’s long-term environmental footprint. We find that there are many situations where the “greenest” solutions also provide the best return-on-investment.

Through a careful sustainability analysis, our architects and project managers can help you decide whether to introduce more sustainable materials and energy-efficient systems into your project, or to pursue a full LEED Certification for your building.

Here are some of the techniques/technologies implemented on previous Briohn projects:

  • Landscaping designed to use rainfall to minimize additional watering
  • Stormwater management that regulates both water quality and quantity
  • Water efficient plumbing fixtures in faucets, urinals and toilets
  • Upgraded building envelope: additional wall/roof insulation, Low-E thermally-efficient windows and insulated doors
  • Energy efficient HVAC systems
  • Energy efficient lighting, including warehouse lighting with occupancy sensors, dual-level switching in office environments and building automation
  • Locally sourced materials: nearly all vendors and materials sourced from within 50 miles of the project
  • Construction components that are made of recycled materials
  • Building designs maximizing natural daylight and exterior views throughout
  • Connectivity with sidewalks/bike paths and exterior bicycle racks
  • Shower & changing rooms for cycling commuters