Commitment

We view sustainability not as an option, but rather as a responsibility that positively affects people, planet and profit. We know we must be conservators of our environment, to protect the health and comfort of those who occupy the buildings that we create and to be good stewards of our clients’ long-term economic interests. Sustainability is a guiding principle for every SHP project. We bring a holistic, collaborative approach to our clients to ensure that the proposed solutions meet our clients’ needs completely.

It is because of this belief that we have fully engrained sustainable practices into our firm culture – from our LEED Gold offices to our bicycle program to our continuing education program. With over 90% of our multi-disciplined design staff being LEED Accredited, we were one of the first firms to fully integrate energy and daylight modeling into facility design as well as develop green specifications for our projects. We have taken our sustainable commitment even further, adopting as one of our firm goals the American Institute of Architects 2030 Commitment for carbon neutral design.

We also believe in sharing the wealth. Members of our firm speak regionally, nationally and internationally on sustainable design issues and trends. Over the past five years, our staff has trained over 1,000 professionals seeking to pass the LEED accreditation exams. In addition, we developed EcoFlash®, a revolutionary app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. EcoFlash is a series of flashcard study applications that assists individuals who are studying for all the LEED exams.

Services Around Sustainability

  • Comprehensive Sustainable Design on all project scales
  • Organizational Sustainability Planning – master plans, O+M plans, etc.
  • Sustainable Guideline Development- for construction and O+M processes
  • Sustainability Charettes and Project Goal Setting
  • LEED Certification Services and Consulting
  • Existing Building Sustainability and Performance Audits
  • Comprehensive Energy and Daylight Modeling
  • Sustainability Education- Courses on LEED exams and Implementation as well as topic specific educational sessions and course development