LEED Consulting and Sustainable Design

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Farris Engineering has always been interested in providing the most efficient designs in energy consumption, pollution reduction and the elimination and use of waste. As a firm we look to the US Green Building Council and its LEED Green Building Rating System as a way of improving the environmental and economic performance of commercial buildings using established or advanced industry principles, practices, materials and standards.

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Green building design begins with the site:
  • Proper building orientations
  • Avoiding north facing entries
  • Placement of windows/skylights to maximize natural light
  • Landscaping materials to provide shade and to block the wind
  • Inclusion of energy-efficient HVAC, power, and lighting features
  • Detailing the building envelope to prevent heat loss and maintain good insulation
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