We were Green long before LEED


Green design is about more than buildings. It’s about environmental literacy, stewardship and triple bottom line savings. It’s about harnessing the power of the natural environment to enhance wellness, learning, and happiness.

We bring sustainability to all of our projects, understanding our client’s needs and seeking creative possibilities. Our track record demonstrates this commitment:

  • 85+ Energy Star Rated projects – both residential and educational
  • Maryland’s first LEED certified K-12 public school and Virginia’s first LEED certified library
  • Net-Zero Energy designs for education
  • 10M+ square feet of Certified Green Projects such as LEED, Energy Star, Enterprise Green Communities, and Viridiant (formerly EarthCraft Virginia)
  • Almost 90 LEED-certified projects completed or on the boards

Green is about more than design – it’s maintenance, education and operation. We stay engaged with our clients’ sustainability concerns long after the project:

  • Analysis of energy usage
  • Green Apple Day of Service
  • Education and mentoring of educators and building operations staff
  • Benchmarking and lessons learned