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Sustainability

Sustainable design practice addresses the balance between environmental, economic and social values.  QPK’s methodology helps our clients to achieve the highest level of sustainability within the project’s budget. Our approach combines the analysis and understanding of the natural systems, the relation between technology, economics, health and well-being of people and the environment.

 

Our Sustainable process uses a systematic, integrated approach consisting of:

•      Initial “goal definition” meeting with the client/design team/consultants

•      Stakeholders charrette to identify main strategies

•      Systems & budget analyses

•      Use of optimization tools

•      Team’s parallel research

•      LEED® guidance and resources

•      Conformance with other “green” rating systems/guidelines, if applicable

 

Life cycle cost analysis will determine the payback timeframe of sustainable capital investment. QPK Design works with our consultants to maximize the economic benefits of a sustainable project, such as:

 

•      Enhanced corporate reputation due to organization’s commitment to environmental and economic sustainability and employees’ well-being

•      Improved employees’ performance due to better air indoor quality

•      Decreased liability by preventing “sick building syndrome”

•      Increased productivity caused by responsive environmental control systems installed at each workstation

•      Improved workplace flexibility and efficiency with the use of modular systems, designed with future change and reconfiguration in mind

•      Increased sales in retail environments incorporating natural daylight

•      Reduced operating costs through the use of energy- and water-efficient technology and quality performance 
construction systems

•      High ROI due to lower operating costs and increased building value

In our experience, buildings which are designed to satisfy LEED® and other “green” guidelines meet a higher standard of design and quality performance than those set by building construction codes. A sustainable approach produces buildings which are better for the environment, the economy of operations, and ultimately, for their users.