By definition, sustainable design is design that analyzes, integrates and optimizes environmental, social and economic factors for the life of the product. Sustainable design is design that contributes to making the world a better place for future generations.
Wildman & Morris has strived to apply these sustainable design principles to its projects for many years. Our focus has been on proper on-site treatment of storm water, proper building orientation and building insulation, optimization of natural light use and the use of energy efficient building systems. The federal government has required implementation of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system on its projects for the last few years. We have successfully applied the LEED rating system to a number of our military projects. Using this system as an additional tool, we have become well versed at helping facilities achieve high levels of sustainability.
Furthermore, using state-of-the-art BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology by our design team facilitates a holistic design approach and enables accurate simulations of building energy performance. BIM addresses environmental factors such as solar gain, lighting and airflow in the early design stages. And, it will assist us in conserving energy and resources plus reducing the carbon footprint while also improving building performance and occupant comfort.
As well as the LEED certification process, we are also committed to the sustainability education process. We fully understand that the broader objective of green design is to spread, and share our passion for a better environment. In constructing a sustainable project, the participation of many parties is required including designers, end-users, contractors and maintenance personnel.
Many of these individuals are less familiar with sustainable design concepts, so our professional team at Wildman & Morris is committed to making this an inclusive process. One in which through a proven history, we can successfully navigate the process, share our knowledge and generate positive cultural change.