Environmentally Friendly

Our design ethos embraces environmental responsibility by harnessing the climatic advantages prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. Leveraging economizer cycles during the transitional seasons of spring and fall, allows us to effectively regulate indoor temperatures, thereby optimizing energy efficiency. Extending this transitional season involves a meticulous balance of facilitating controlled airflow while mitigating direct solar heat gain, thus ensuring a comfortable internal environment.

Implementing localized control mechanisms, such as the strategic deployment of ceiling fans and operable windows, empowers occupants to fine-tune air circulation, diminishing the reliance on centralized climate control systems. The integration of micro-level systems can be further augmented through customizable automation or by accommodating human interaction, aligning with the nuanced preferences within individual school districts.

Moreover, our commitment extends beyond design implementation. We provide comprehensive assistance in researching grants from public utilities to facilitate the installation of Photovoltaic systems. This proactive approach underscores our dedication to sustainable solutions and reinforces our advocacy for renewable energy sources.

Our design philosophy encapsulates not only environmental sustainability but also a versatile adaptability tailored to meet the diverse prerequisites of many buildings. This balanced approach fosters spaces that are not only environmentally efficient but also conducive to the evolving needs of design spaces environments.

Sunny Hills Elementary School. Sammamish, Washington.
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