At McCarty Holsaple McCarty we are excited about changes in the building industry. We are witnessing a paradigm shift in the way architecture is perceived and valued. There are many articles and reports on “green” or “sustainable” architecture. Making buildings more sympathetic to the natural environment is the foundation for sustainable architecture, but there is a growing realization that these buildings are better environments for their inhabitants and operate at less cost to owners.
MHM is taking the principles driving sustainable architecture and making them the standard of our practice. The integrated design process and the LEED rating system developed through the US Green Building Council are valuable tools for our office. Integrated design brings all stakeholders of a building project together as a team resulting in better communications and a more efficient process. The LEED rating system allows evaluation of design options and construction methodology to produce sustainable buildings.
Every day we see evidence that sustainable architecture is becoming the norm.