Sustainability is fundamental to our practice and we challenge norms with every project. Climate change and the Paris Agreement bring urgency to reducing human impact on our planet. Diamond Schmitt embraces this imperative and our role to facilitate change by setting an ecological agenda for every project.
Sustainable design means more than creating a high performance building. At its essence, our objective is to mitigate environmental impacts with whole system thinking by considering context, landscape, building form, skin and systems. We engage with our clients and team of experts to define the opportunities and goals. Our holistic approach is founded on a collaborative and integrated design process, where the most appropriate technologies, building systems and innovations are evaluated through energy modeling and life cycle costing.
LEADING THE EVOLUTION
Our portfolio features projects delivered at the highest degree of sustainable design – Net Zero, LEED, Living Building Challenge, 2030 Challenge, Green Globes. Our staff of LEED accredited professionals and Passive House have expertise across a spectrum of sustainability initiatives. Diamond Schmitt has delivered more than 35 LEED certified projects, including three LEED Platinum and 25 LEED Gold certified buildings. Our Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Carbon projects give us first-hand insight into the methodologies necessary to achieve these ambitious targets.
Fundamental to the success of all our projects is our expertise in creating safe, healthy environments that support wellbeing and productivity. Our staff is trained in the latest human health and wellness programs including WELL and Fitwel to bring currency and value to our designs.