Sustainability & Building Performance

  • Parcours Gouin Trail Net-Zero Energy Pavilion

    A public amenity that optimizes the natural environs and acts of a showcase for net-zero design.

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  • Varennes Library

    An energy-efficient library that uses high-performance systems, to achieve a net-zero objective.

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  • NREL Research Support Facility

    An ambitiously sustainable building for a client that practices what it preaches.

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Blending art and science

We believe sustainable design can defy expectations and propel our communities into the future. We’re helping clients realize the full potential of their projects in terms of life cycle cost, energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and human health and wellness. Informed by data and grounded in the market, we design to support human resilience, health, and wellness while delivering value through life cycle cost analysis and reduction of energy and carbon use. Read More

Sustainability is not just about the environment, it is about creating healthier more efficient buildings that shape our daily lives—the places where we live, work, and play.

Tanya Doran Principal, Carbon Lead Western Canada
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evolv1 Centre for Sustainability Excellence

A strong commitment to sustainable design provides this commercial office building high quality occupant space and a competitive advantage. Read More

Richard J. Lee Elementary

A Texas first: A net-zero elementary school where the learners are the leaders. Read More

Rethinking details with Passive House

The first Canadian certified Passive House higher education building was inspired by passive design principles and wood innovation.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Operations Building

When the Sacramento Municipal Utility District outgrew their 19-acre maintenance yard, they wanted a new facility that would not only accommodate future growth, but would also set an example for energy efficient building design. Read More

International Airport Benchmarking Initiative

Airport operators across North America and internationally face similar issues when defining utility performance targets for their terminal facilities. The question is often posed, what is the industry standard? Building utility benchmarking inventories have been defined on a national level for almost 30 years. One consistent omission is airports. We decided to fill that void and provide our clients with the data necessary to inform their operations. Read More
As designers, performance is at the heart of what we do
Green Design Firm
LEED certified projects
Net-Zero Projects

We're ranked #2 by BDC's annual 300 Giants survey, recognizing our leadership in pushing the envelope for sustainable design practice.
Sustainable buildings professionals who are focused on improving your bottom line via sustainable design solutions.
As a leader in sustainable design, we're working with clients around the world to fuse sustainable thinking with building and systems design
We've completed net-zero projects from schools, to libraries to housing projects.

Related Services

Buildings Engineering With decades of innovation and experience under our belts we’re achieving remarkable results in building technologies, energy, and environmental performance
Digital Practice Technology is reshaping the way we approach design. Our digital practice team helps us push the boundaries of practice, leveraging the power of technology to deliver transformational results for our clients.
Architecture We create spaces that are engaging and uplifting that contribute to our collective sense of health and well-being, and encourage the sustainable stewardship of our communities.
Interior Design As humans, we spend a significant portion of our daily lives inside. We believe our emotional and physical well-being is dramatically impacted by the places where we live, work, and play.

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