SUSTAINABILITY: OUR COMMITMENT
Simply stated, the goal of sustainability is to meet the current and future requirements of a building with the minimum use of resources throughout its lifetime, resulting in socially responsible, sustainable designs. At Epstein Joslin Architects we have undertaken a deep commitment to improving and sustaining the performance and long-term viability of the sites and buildings we design, construct, and inhabit.
While in general we use a common-sense approach to sustainable design, we have experience with the use of today’s evolving technologies, including,
- Geothermal ground source heat pump
- Hydro-air HVAC system
- Low energy air displacement HVAC systems
- Radiant floor heating and cooling
- Solar hot water collectors
- Energy efficient glazing
On a project by project basis we strategize with our clients to determine the best means to
- reduce energy use,
- specify safe, durable and efficiently-produced materials, and
- integrate the project into the natural conditions of the site
Beyond environmental benefits, these practices can also enhance the comfort and health of building occupants, lower annual energy bills, and raise the value of your property. The end result is a home or building that is in harmony with the rising and setting of the sun, the path of the wind and the flows of people, water and wildlife; in short, a building that is actively harnessing and protecting the environmental conditions of its site.
We will seek available financial incentives based on the scope of your project. For the latest sampling of available financial incentives in your state, visit http://www.dsireusa.org