To help reduce the effects of climate change, global initiatives have been pushing for more sustainable design practices. The U.S. Green Building Council developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a benchmarking system that encourages design firms to address today's sustainability issues in their projects. Our past projects have received numerous awards for meeting these energy efficient design standards.
Our work at the Majestic 12 Theatre in Chattanooga was the first and only LEED theatre in the US and achieved Gold, with a water tank for grey water usage in toilet flushing, all energy efficient lighting with sensors in appropriate areas, and clearstories for natural lighting. The theatre was built on a brownfield site in downtown Chattanooga and was designed to complement the historic warehousing and industrial architectural character of the surrounding area.
The bottom line is that there are ways for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and decrease electricity and water consumption, and it begins with the construction of its buildings. For these reasons, we believe that green architecture solutions have become a must-have for 2017 and beyond.