The creation of a building and site that have a positive environmental impact starts with an integrated approach to design. CambridgeSeven begins this integrated approach by working with clients to identify the social, environmental, and resiliency goals of a project and then identify forward thinking design goals tailored to the mission and vision of the client.
Though this initial collaboration we identify goals that most align with their priorities, which may include net zero, energy use intensity (EUI), water use intensity, daylight autonomy, lighting power density and building envelope performance, onsite energy generation, and third-party certification (LBC certification, Net Zero certification, WELL or Fitwel certification, LEED certificationetc.)
We advocate for sustainable goal-setting early In the process to maximize impact and control costs. These sustainable design goals may include:
CambridgeSeven has a 50 plus year history of designing buildings that teach a respect for our environment. We strive to educate the public about conservation through both example and content. We have written various articles about how Institutions can think about Incorporating sustainable design in their own goals. You can read more by selecting one of the topics below: