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circa 2010
Elena M. Michel, Msc.

Services

LEED is a good tool that measures sustainability for an individual building. However, LEED is a suggestion and not a requirement. With international experience, Second Eden Studio knows that the standards overseas is higher than in the US; LEED's recommendations are their requirements plus some. We also know that our clients' sustainability standards are high - plus some.

  • Cost Savings Solutions
  • Sustainability Reports (pre/post-occupancy)
  • Renewable Technologies Consulting
  • Green Transport Assessments
  • Energy + Carbon Calculations
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Questionnaires
  • LEED Navigation

Sustainability saves money, and Second Eden Studio shows our clients just how easy it is to be green.

 
Second Eden Studio: architecture :: graphics :: sustainability
 
Second Eden Studio: architecture :: graphics :: sustainability
 
Second Eden Studio: architecture :: graphics :: sustainability
 
Second Eden Studio: architecture :: graphics :: sustainability

Q+A

Can’t we just wing it?

YesLike cooking recipes, electrical wiring, and hiccups utilizing duct tape, improvised sustainability consulting results in short term solutions. Your clients are banking on your good reputation, and you can’t afford to take time away from the project to conduct hundreds-of-hours of research necessary to provide them with mere options. Instead, you have a consultant clocking tens-of-thousands of hours of professional experience.

Doesn’t it cost more?

No. If implementing sustainable solutions increases project costs, it’s ceases to be a solution. Good green construction explores alternative, upcycled, and local building materials. This reduces envelope costs to free-up the budget for additional insulation and energy efficient technologies.

Can we be a sustainable firm?

Yes. Offering your clients professional green building consultancy qualifies your practice to confidently market your sustainability services [left column].

What about LEED?

Don’t let it LEED you on. Currently, LEED and similar rating programs are not code requirements; thus, the high assessment costs are not conducive with practical budgeting. Therefore, LEED is not ideal for small to medium building projects. Money otherwise spent on notoriety can be directed towards implementing sustainability solutions.

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