Sustainable Design promotes an integrated approach to development and redevelopment that considers natural resource protection and energy consumption through a holistic design approach. Sustainable design begins with thoughtful site planning that identifies critical site features, such as wetlands, poor soils, or drinking water protection areas that should be set aside as protected open space. Natural features, such as vegetated buffers and view sheds, also play an integral role in any sustainable design project. After the critical open space areas are identified and set aside, sustainable development areas are then identified as “building envelopes.”
HW and our clients are committed to applying Sustainable Design Principles to each of our design projects, ensuring that sustainability is at the foundation of each project.