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Sustainable Design

Our planet, society, health, and prosperity are fundamentally impacted by the buildings we create. As awareness and demand for sustainable design increases, it is critical to understand we have a vital opportunity to reshape future development. Sustainable efforts in architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design are a growing trend and innovation in our industry. Building codes and regulatory agencies are beginning to require these features and building owners are recognizing the value of this design.

As an advocate for sustainable design, SFCS believes that good design practices inherently promote green design. Several of our design and engineering staff are now LEED® Accredited Professionals. We are designing several projects that have received or are on track to receive LEED® certification and our new office in Charlotte, NC obtained the rating of LEED® Gold Certification. Our staff has gained first-hand knowledge of how to implement sustainable design principles that can reduce the impacts of natural resource consumption, improve the bottom line and competitive first costs, optimize life-cycle economic performance, minimize strain on local infrastructures, and improve quality of life.

Our dedication to and support of sustainability is a way of business for us. It is inherent in all of our services and is a standard practice in consulting our clients for new projects or renovations.

Energy & Resource Services Include:

  • Utility bill audits and allowances
  • Energy cost / consumption modeling and simulations
  • Energy performance contracting services
  • Commissioning and utility cost / consumption monitoring
  • Facility condition assessments

Design Services Include:

  • Site sustainability
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Fire protection
  • Process piping
  • Lighting
  • Power distribution
  • Automatic controls
  • Energy management
  • Life safety
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Solar, wind, and geothermal systems
Edited On: 9/24/2012 4:27:46 PM