Sustainable Design

A Part of Everything We Do

We’ve advocated for sustainable design, construction, and operations for years. This isn’t an added service — it’s simply a part of who we are and what we do. We find opportunities to lower impact, improve efficiency, and heighten the human experience in every sector we serve. 

Sustainable Design

A Part of Everything We Do

We’ve advocated for sustainable design, construction, and operations for years. This isn’t an added service — it’s simply a part of who we are and what we do. We find opportunities to lower impact, improve efficiency, and heighten the human experience in every sector we serve. 

A Continual Desire to Put People and Planet First

It’s known as the triple bottom line, and we take it very seriously. This balance of people, planet, and profitability is vital to buildings that make a lower negative impact on the environment, and a higher positive effect on the people who live, work, and learn in them. We see the world through this lens every day. We’ll explain all your options and seek viable options so you’ll feel even better about your project.

  • Planning
    LEED and WELL Planning, LEED Existing Building Analysis, Site and Building Orientation Analysis, Renewable Energy Investigation
  • Design
    LEED and WELL Design, Daylighting Analysis, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Energy Audit, High Performance Building Analysis, MEP System Analysis
  • Documentation
    LEED and WELL Documentation
  • Project Completion
    LEED Application and Review Management
A Part of Our Mission and Vision
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Ingrained In Our Culture
Sustainability is a priority in every project we’re a part of.
The Health of Occupants Matters
We design so people who use our buildings have better, healthier experiences.
A Priority from The Start
We discuss and explore sustainability options in every visioning session.
LEED, Of Course, But So Much More
It’s just one of many ideals we strive for, including WELL for healthy environments.
PPP: The Triple Bottom Line
Better health for people; less impact on the planet; more profit through better energy efficiency.
Value of the Natural World
Whenever possible, we minimize impact and use glass and natural light to bring the outdoors in.
What our clients are saying
We’re always focused on people who use the buildings we design. The choices we make affect them. We want them to have a better, heathier experience within them. It’s simply the right thing to do.
Sherm Moreland, CEO DesignGroup
Meet the DesignGroup Sustainable Design Team
DesignGroup architects and interior designers ask good questions, listen intently, and build strong collaborative relationships. It’s the key to understanding your mission and vision, today and into the future.
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Investing in Reuse

One way to achieve sustainability goals is to consider renovation instead of a new build. This is especially relevant for college campuses, where the need for improved facilities competes with budget austerity during challenging economic times. DesignGroup project manager Jennifer Son offers considerations for renovation — and how to do it right. 

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Be Inspired by What’s Possible
Examples of our sustainable building solutions are all around our home markets of Columbus and Pittsburgh, and beyond. We would love to walk you through one. It’s a great way to understand the client’s goals and how we made responsible choices in terms of both design and engineering.