Our philosophy of providing superior client service, coupled with a proven track record of innovative and efficient building planning and construction, has helped form the foundation of our Green Building and Sustainable Design Program. We have found that, by preparing early in the preconstruction phase, we can help to minimize the ecological footprint of the project, as well as significantly improve the energy efficiency of the structure, resulting in dramatically lower utility costs.
Our team can help you manage your design and construction processes to ensure the highest level of certification and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) rating for the lowest possible cost and optimum life cycle performance.
What is Green Building/ Sustainable Design?
- An integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the design and construction of facilities
- Proper planning for and locating of facilities
- Efficient utilization of natural resources
- Optimization of systems
- Protection of employee health and safety
- Mitigation of the generation of waste
- Reuse and recycling of waste materials
- Applying life-cycle analysis (LCA) to evaluate a facility’s performance and make smarter decisions
Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design
The LEED™ v2.0 is a Green Building/Sustainable Design rating system developed by the USGBC between 1995 and 1998. This rating system was developed to define, quantify and certify buildings for their Green Building – Sustainable Design achievements and includes increasingly higher levels of accreditation known as Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
360cgi is currently utilizing the LEED™ rating system on a number of our projects in collaboration with Clients and Design Teams. Our involvement in Green Building/Sustainable Design typically begins early in the life of a project in order to appropriately maximize LEED™ points in the various LEED™ categories (sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design).