We’re doubling down on our commitment to sustainable design practices. That effort starts with ensuring staff is continually learning about new technologies and building design techniques that help our clients reach their sustainability goals. We’re excited to share that team member Cory Conderino recently passed the LEED Green Associate exam! This credential affirms his thorough comprehension of green building principles and practices. He’s sharing the knowledge he gained with the entire office so that each of us can grow together.
Sustainable design isn’t a new initiative at Michael Petrovick Architects. We have been educating our clients on the importance of building green for years. At our Nelson Hilltop project, we achieved a near-net-zero design for a complete tear-down and rebuild of a custom home. The design uses the original home’s foundation to reduce the project’s carbon footprint. A super-insulated building envelope significantly reduces energy consumption. At the same time, the positioning of the house on the site takes advantage of the sun’s energy for heating.
One resource we use is the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence. The guide includes 10 principles that help us progress toward a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment. The Framework is a great starting point to talk to our clients about their projects’ impact on the world. We encourage you to read through it, which might change your approach to your next building project.