WORK TOGETHER —Early involvement of stakeholders and design team
SET GOALS EARLY —Energy and water reduction goals are set at the beginning of the
project with consensus reached by all stakeholders
HEAVY DESIGN WORK UPFRONT—Schematic design and design development phases
are much longer with many analyses and decision making which reduces duration
for the construction document phase
DAYLIGHTING - Enhances occupant comfort, boost worker performance and reduces
utility costs when properly designed.
ENERGY—Energy efficient building shell, high efficiency HVAC systems and equipment,
demand-side reduction, process/plug load reduction, renewable energy systems,
efficient lighting w/ sensors, sophisticated metering & remote energy management
WATER—On-site stormwater management using bioswales and constructed wetlands,
harvesting rainwater for reuse, on-site wastewater treatment, low-flow fixtures, no
AIR QUALITY—Higher air quality standards by specifying environmentally benign
materials and finishes, properly designing ventilation systems, prioritizing mold
prevention measures and installing pollutant sensors to control fresh-air make-up.
INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY
OUR TYPICAL SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES
POST-OCCUPANCY—Our designers get involved after occupancy for proper use,
operation and maintenance of the building. We acquire energy and water bills after
occupancy to comapre to the design cases and alert the owner if disparity is found.
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Green Senior Housing
The concept of sustainable development reflects an understanding that we must meet
the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to
meet their own needs. Innovative Design is strongly committed to designing facilities
that not only embrace the concept of sustainability, but are, in themselves, teaching
tools for sustainability.
As a leader in sustainable and energy-efficient design since 1977, Innovative Design
has shown expertise in sustainable design in: