Sustainable Design

Our ability to understand the whole building process is what separates ARRIS from other design firms. We understand the fundamental importance of incorporating sustainable design practices into all of our disciplines and can offer a full range of sustainable design expertise that includes:

  • LEED Certified
  • Energy and water conservation
  • Renewable energy opportunities
  • Day-lighting
  • Indoor air quality
  • Occupant productivity
  • Air and water emissions
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Construction wastes and processes

Our professionals maintain a thorough understanding of the LEED™ 2.1 rating system and actively participated in the development of our staff. Arris frequently uses these rating systems during our project planning efforts to monitor our compliance with the project's sustainability goals.

With a firm understanding of our client's project goals, we engage in analyzing the economically and technically feasible alternatives for the building systems. Our analytical methods vary from project to project but typically include life-cycle analysis, energy modeling, daylight modeling, cost estimating, DOE2 analysis and general engineering calculations.