Environmentally Friendly

Our environmentally responsible designs take advantage of the moderate  weather we have in the Pacific Northwest.  During spring and fall, we  use economizer cycles to maintain comfortable indoor air temperatures.   We can extend that period by allowing air to pass through the building  while keeping directly sunlight out.  Localized controls such as ceiling  fans and operable windows can provide the user with an ability to  improve the local air movement and reduce the reliance on central  temperature controls.  These micro systems can be further enhanced with  complete automation or by human participation depending on the  philosophy of the individual school district.  We also provide support  for grant applications from public utilities for installation of Photovoltaic systems.

Sunny Hills Elementary School. Sammamish, Washington.
Image license: Cornerstone Architetural Group, Cornerstone Construction and Issaquah School District.
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