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Sustainable Design Philosophy

In keeping with the principle of being a good steward of Godís earth, we believe in incorporating sustainable design principles into all of our projects. Sustainable design decisions start with selecting a suitable project site, minimizing the impact of development on the environment, incorporating energy and water efficiency into the building and site design, and supporting the well being and productivity of the building occupants.

Sustainable design can be implemented on all projects by involving the client in an educated decision making process to let them know how various design decisions effect the environment, the building users, and their bottom line.

Owners may wish to pursue LEED certification for their project. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a third-party certification program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. For a building to obtain LEED certification, it must meet minimum prerequisites and achieve points in the categories of sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. The program also allows points to be achieved for design innovations and exemplary performance.

Martin A. De Sapio, AIA is proud to have David Mooney, R.A. as a LEED Accredited Professional and LEED Building Design & Construction Specialist that can facilitate an integrated design process to help your building achieve LEED certification.

To demonstrate our commitment to sustainable design, our firm is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC is leading a national consensus for producing a new generation of buildings that deliver high performance inside and out. The USGBC is the non-profit organization that develops the LEED Building Rating Systems.