Effective sustainable design benefits the environment, the community, and the owner by identifying efficiencies applicable to both construction and long-term business goals. Coughlin Porter Lundeen has always endeavored to approach sustainable design from the owner’s perspective – Does it make sense? We seek opportunities to make sustainable design work within the context of your project’s goals.
Our stormwater management designs mimic nature and integrate with the building and site to help reduce the damaging effects of urbanization. The use of green stormwater infrastructure such as green roofs, rain gardens, and landscaped planters can significantly reduce or eliminate the need for costly detention while providing enhanced site amenities.
We understand the critical importance structure plays in achieving project goals, and we know how to strike a balance between limited material consumption through economical design and other requirements such as occupant comfort, daylighting, natural ventilation, and enhanced thermal envelope.
By redeveloping under-utilized sites and taking advantage of established infrastructure and transit lines, urban infill projects are highly sustainable solutions to reduce sprawl and promote pedestrian-oriented developments that revitalize often neglected neighborhoods.