Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

Conservation of energy and the use of renewable materials in building is essential to being a responsible citizen.

Elements incorporated into projects to achieve energy efficiency:

  • Building orientation
  • Natural ventilation - Operable windows
  • Day lighting
  • Sun screens and/or light shelves
  • Outside air for cooling when available
  • Omit air conditioning where possible
  • Indirect lighting
  • Lighting controls to turn off lights when outside light provides adequate levels of lighting

Terry Rommel has stated: "Most of the principles used in sustainable design are ones we learned in school"