Sustainable Design

Vantage Architects is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and our staff is LEED® Accredited.  Our projects reflect a consideration of a broad range of sustainable design issues, including awareness of regional design parameters, site selection, building site orientation, exterior wall design, daylighting, mechanical system design and controls, materials and furniture specifications, and recycling.

As architects we recognize the impact our work has on the current and future environment. Our green building principles and philosophies apply at all scales—whether campus planning or interior renovations, we are able to clearly apply these principles.

LEED® and Designing Green principles include the following:

Sustainable Sites - Working with the Environment

  • Site Selection
  • Public Transportation
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Low-Emitting & Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Maximizing Open Space
  • Storm Water Management
  • Heat Island Effect
  • Light Pollution

Water Efficiency - Resource Management

  • Efficient Landscaping
  • Water Use Reduction

Energy & Atmosphere - Building Performance

  • Optimizing Energy Performance
  • On-Site Renewable Energy
  • Systems Commissioning
  • Green Power

Materials & Resources - Smart Construction

  • Construction Waste Management
  • Recycled Content
  • Regional Materials
  • Rapidly Renewable Materials
  • Certified Wood

Indoor Environment - Quality of Space

  • Indoor Air Quality Management - During and After Construction
  • Low VOC Materials
  • Individual Lighting
  • Thermal Comfort Controls
  • Daylighting
  • Views to the Outdoors