Sustainability

Sustainable design is a part of the basic core of design at Fields & Associates and has been for many years. The positive aspects of "green architecture" are many. The practice results in buildings with healthier environments for the occupants, conservation of natural resources and lower utility bills to name a few.

Today, more owners than ever are interested in seeking LEED Certification, Silver, Gold or Platinum for their buildings. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. A LEED certified building analyzes the following:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovation in Design
  • Regional Priority

USGBC recognizes accredited professionals through successful examination and continuing education as LEED Accredited Professionals. Fields & Associate's commitment to this program is strong as half of the current architectural staff has achieved the designation of LEED Accredited Professional. With LEED APs on staff ready to assist clients, we have the ability to blend sustainability into the project from conceptual design through the construction process.

There are many ways to approach project sustainability. At Fields & Associates, it is part of "best practices" whatever the approach. Whether it is the goal for a building to be certified by USGBC or another program or have no certification, the process of evaluating sustainable criteria results in better buildings for the occupants, the community and the environment.