Sustainability Overview: Clients and Services
HY Architects incorporate sustainable features in all of our designs. We examine and address energy conservation by reducing heating and cooling loads, increasing natural daylight to decrease reliance on electricity and using recycled content materials. Sustainable work environments are proven to improve people’s performance and HY Architects is dedicated to supporting that premise.
We also believe in practical sustainability – solutions that will provide the Owner with the most benefit in terms of long-terms cost savings or better workplace outcomes. We work closely with our clients to determine the level of sustainability they desire and assist them is evaluating all options including the first cost vs. life cycle cost of investing in green solutions.
HY Architects’ design philosophy is centered on strategies for improving existing buildings using sustainable features that provide the most benefit for the least amount of cost and effort. Not every project requires the same sustainable solutions. We are excited by the new challenge that every project presents and identify solutions that are good for the environment and will pay benefits over the long term.
|representative clients||20+ California Public School Districts|
|California Division of the State Architect|
|California General Services Real Estate Division|
|Commercial Property Owners|
|Major Healthcare Systems/Organizations|
|State Housing and Local City Public Works Agencies|
|Energy Efficient Design||LEED/CHPS Certification|
|Education and Learning Program Coordination||Environmental/Health Impact Materials Selection|
|High-Performance Facilities||Energy Modeling|
|Facility Optimization Strategies||Building Commissioning Coordination|
|Sustainability Standards Review||Daylighting / Lighting Analysis|