Tate Snyder Kimsey is a proponent of sustainable design. We are committed to designing buildings that are energy efficient, environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Additionally, our firm is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, a national organization that promotes sustainable design.
Sustainable design is a holistic approach that equally respects environmental issues and economic factors, as well as social concerns. We believe that sustainable design can result in significant cost savings to the owner by reducing operating costs through energy efficiency and by increasing individual productivity and long-term occupant satisfaction. Our goal is to optimize the use of resources over the life cycle of a building by addressing the following five interrelated areas of design:
Building Form + Location
Building form and location can have major impacts on energy consumption. During design, we evaluate building orientation, surface area-to-volume ratio, maximum width of the building for daylighting, strategies to promote natural ventilation, shading opportunities from existing trees or buildings, and local micro-climate.