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