We consider energy efficiency a very good use of our energy.
And we’re willing to go a long way to make sure every project keeps sustainability front and center. An effective sustainability plan not only meets the needs of the current generation, it does so without jeopardizing those of future generations. This is achievable by working to find a balance of economic, environmental, and social prosperity.
In vertical and horizontal built environments, we are committed to design that is driven by a wide range of sustainable strategies and measures, including: energy and water efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction, low-impact development, human health and well-being, and mindfulness of finite resources.
Knowledge is power, so to speak.
Since the 1930s, we’ve been involved with the production, transmission, distribution and end-use of energy. In short, we were green when green wasn’t the norm. We’ve found that working through comprehensive energy management services for both public and private clients has given us a deep understanding of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EE&RE) technologies, which translates into reviewing alternatives for a potentially improved power supply source that reduces the pressure on key resources and the environment. We develop projects that will benefit the production of energy for future generations.
Performance Green Building
It’s the have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too scenario.
Making sustainable design and LEED® certification a priority doesn’t have to mean giving up other objectives. We have a diverse group of LEED® Accredited Professionals from every discipline; something we consider a testament to our commitment to making performance green building a priority – and a benefit – to our clients. We encourage conversations about LEED® Certification in new construction, major renovation, existing buildings, schools, commercial interiors and healthcare.
In an effort to help local governments and communities with public responsiveness, accountability and transparency, we can assist with the technical evaluation and design of enhanced systems such as:
- Air Emissions
- Water Resources
- Water Optimization and Treatment Engineering
- Water Supply Evaluation
- Wastewater Management and Treatment
- Sewer Line Infrastructure
- Transportation Engineering
- Cluster Development
- Power Generation and Distribution
- Geothermal Heating
- Power Engineering
- Power Usage Optimization
Creativity meets practicality.
Imagine what could happen when you combine the creativity of planners, architects, and landscape architects with the technical expertise of civil engineers and scientists to get really groundbreaking ideas for positive and sustainable practices. It happens every day at Guernsey. We’ve developed plans for:
- Land Use
- Economic Development
- Environmental Compliance
- Safe Schools
- Parks and Recreation
- Greenway Trail Connectivity
- Energy Efficiency/Conservation.
Low-Impact Development (LID)
It’s not just about buildings.
The site on which a building resides deserves consideration, too. We focus our LID practice to mitigate erosion, sedimentation and stormwater impacts when designing hardscapes and landscapes. Throughout the process, we seek opportunities to protect natural habitats and maintain or increase open spaces.
Funding can be a challenge. We can help.
We’ve worked with many cities, towns and counties to identify funding sources for community projects. These types of projects can include streets, roads, bridges, multi-use trails, sustainable design of parks and recreational facilities, or simply an evaluation of energy efficiency of existing structures. We take a boots-on-the-ground approach, helping clients through the research and identification of funding opportunities, community profile development, grant application completion, and pre-submittal interview preparation.