Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is the defining facet of the SVA culture. As architects and designers, we bear the unique responsibility of creating our future communities. Our efforts will minimize the impact of the built environments on nature, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. It is crucial, now more than ever, to think about a rapidly changing world and how our schools, housing, and public spaces can meet those challenges.

We have a comprehensive approach that deeply embeds sustainability design practices in all our decisions from a project’s inception to its final delivery. This requires commitment to a variety of sustainable solutions. Our clients benefit from partnering with a future-focused firm that can meet the growing demand for sustainable architectural practices and standards. We take these challenges seriously, as evidenced by our extensive experience in sustainable and energy efficient developments, including Grid Neutral, Zero Net Energy (ZNE), and LEED certified projects.

Listed below are examples of LEED Platinum and LEED Gold Certified projects, as well as CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) Certified or Verified projects. Each of these projects met the rigorous standards for certification through innovative design and careful attention to detail.