08 Jun '11, 6pm

How P+W designs spaces for designers - with pics of some our #LEED Platinum offices: @ecostructure

How P+W designs spaces for designers - with pics of some our #LEED Platinum offices: @ecostructure

Designing a sustainable, high-performance workplace means reexamining how we design the use of energy and water, by first reducing the need and then increasing efficiency. For our own offices, we have seen that the opportunity to meet our performance goals often depends on the scale of the project. A singular tenant-improvement project is inherently limited in its capacity to influence the overall building energy use or transform the built environment. Therefore, it becomes critical to engage stakeholders with similar visions. Perkins+Will's Washington, D.C., office demonstrates that finding a building that maximizes opportunities to incorporate natural daylight and a landlord who subscribes to the idea of minimizing the energy load is important. Having both optimized the opportunity where a typical lease was involved. Seeking building owners who share our goals resulted i...

Full article: http://www.eco-structure.com/commercial-projects/designin...

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