There are many features that contribute to the sustainability of a design. We can guide you in establishing the right combination of approaches for your project. Kevin Moquin is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a building science enthusiast.

Health and Comfort
  • Design spaces to encourage family interactions to promote social health
  • Design connections to the outside to promote physical and emotional health.
  • Use operable windows to employ passive ventilation.
  • Control indoor moisture
  • Choose sealed combustion appliances and equipment.
  • Protect the home from radon gas
  • Use materials with low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • Isolate pollutants contained in the garage and other areas of the home
  • Choose products that do not trigger sensitivity for those with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS)
  • Install the most robust insulation system the project can bear
  • Incorporate efficient space heating and cooling equipment
  • Select efficient appliances
  • Select water conserving plumbing fixtures
  • Encourage passive solar gains through proper solar exposure
  • Use space efficiently with a right sized program
  • Utilize local materials
  • Use native landscaping that requires little or no additional watering.
  • Incorporate good design that enhances daily life and bolsters resale value.
  • Lower utility bills and reduce operating costs
  • Use high-performance, low-maintenance materials that age gracefully
  • Consider life-cycle, maintenance, and operating costs over the long term