As a design firm, our responsibility to you is to design climate-responsive, energy- and water-efficient, beautiful and healthy buildings and spaces.
AGD would love to partner with you to go beyond current best practices. It is possible to create buildings that generate as much energy as they use, that re-use water, that respect habitat, that utilize materials free of toxins - going the extra mile demands commitment and collaboration from both the design team and the Owner.
The Living Building Challenge lays out a framework for how to think about green design in relation to 7 areas of focus or 'petals': Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity and Beauty.
living-future.org/lbc/The Re-Store: salvaged building materials
Daylighting Pattern Guide created by the Integrated Design Lab and the New Buildings Institute
King County Watersheds map
The Living Building Challenge
The Collaboration for High-Performance Schools Best Practices Manual
EarthDwell: Rammed Earth Construction