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Sustainability

Sustainability

Steven Ginn Architects is committed to sustainable design and green building.
We acknowledge that construction and building operation are remarkably resource intensive, and we take the responsibility to help sustain our fragile environment seriously. For us, green design is about more than just conserving natural resources and reducing energy consumption; we believe designing with nature in mind helps us create lasting, beautiful buildings that reduce utility costs, increase occupant comfort, and create healthier and safer indoor environments. Our comprehensive understanding of the entire project, whole-systems design approach, and conscious engagement of site lead to beautiful buildings that will be cared for and enjoyed for generations to come.

 

We have employed a wide variety of strategies to achieve these goals since our inception in 2005.
Our work includes practical, long-standing solutions such as passive solar heating, natural ventilation, rainwater collection and reuse, native landscaping, and durable materials and construction techniques – often inspired by vernacular architecture. We also utilize cutting-edge technology such as geothermal climate-control systems, radiant heating, renewable energy generation, high-efficiency appliances and lighting fixtures, high-insulating windows and wall products, and other high-performance sustainable systems. Site-specific, practical, and thoughtful use of these strategies enable us to create green-building solutions with award-winning design excellence.

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