Sustainability

We help clients balance the needs of people with those of the world around us.

Economic systems, social systems, ecological systems all rely on shared resources for their long-term survival and prosperity. C&S can help clients achieve organizational performance goals in ways that reduce the consumption, degradation, and depletion of vital, limited resources. We consider a more comprehensive set of performance criteria, aligned with the client’s priorities and values. Working together, we develop solutions that reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources, eliminate toxins, improve human and ecological health, reduce atmospheric carbon levels, regenerate and strengthen communities, preserve our potable water supply and eliminate waste. When considered collectively in an integrative design process, it is very possible to achieve measurable progress toward these goals without economic sacrifice. C&S has qualified, personnel proficient in guiding clients through this process and achieving certification across many of the commonly pursued sustainable rating systems, including LEED, Envision, Sustainable Sites, and Green Globes. Our expertise includes:

  • Sustainability plans
  • High-performance building design
  • Sustainable rating system certifications
  • Green infrastructure and site development
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Carbon footprint quantification & reduction
  • Waste/recycling consulting
  • Indoor air quality
  • Environmental remediation/brownfields