Sustainability

Sustainability is no longer just a buzz word, it is rapidly becoming a way of life. Simply stated, our actions today can dramatically affect the future. The design and construction industry is undergoing a transformation, incorporating sustainability into a diverse range of projects. C&S implements sustainable designs and construction processes in a manner that can greatly improve energy efficiency and reduce the burden on the environment while improving the health, well being, and productivity of the end users. When experienced design professionals incorporate sustainable philosophies early in a project, the initial cost can be kept in balance, and substantial savings over the life of the project can be realized.

Our philosophy is based on the concept of the triple-bottom line of people, planet, and profit, where each element must be balanced in order to achieve success. This results in more well-rounded projects that consider a wide range of impacts from the outset. By having all members of a project design and construction team collaborate early on in the process, we can develop solutions that save money, reduce environmental impacts, and give end users a more functional product. We know that sustainable projects don’t have to cost more. In fact, they often cost less to build and almost always cost less to maintain and operate over the long term.

C&S can help you understand opportunities and alternatives for providing energy-efficient and environmentally responsible sustainable designs and construction. Our LEED accredited professionals and certified energy managers represent all design disciplines, including architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, site/civil, environmental, and construction. Our team has been involved in the design, commissioning, construction management and LEED certification on sustainable projects for higher education, schools, commercial facilities, and institutional projects. C&S is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Whether your goal is the incorporation of sustainable design or formal LEED certification of your projects, C&S’s experienced professionals will guide you toward solutions that align with your values, goals, and budget, helping to give the future generations the ability to meet their needs. C&S has been involved in dozens of LEED certified projects and hundreds of projects that incorporated sustainable design elements. Our goal is to help clients understand how sustainability makes sense financially, environmentally, and socially.

  • Sustainability planning
  • Building design and retrofitting
  • Site design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Building performance modeling
  • Energy efficiency and commissioning
  • Environmental
  • LEED administration services