Sustainability

LEED Architecture Services

According to the US Green Building Council buildings are responsible for much of the world’s energy consumption. In fact, in the United States, buildings alone account for:

  • 72% of electricity consumption
  • 39% of energy use
  • 38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • 40% of raw materials use
  • 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually)
  • 14% of potable water consumption

Benefits of Sustainable Architecture

Environmental:

  • Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce solid waste
  • Conserve natural resources

Economic:

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Enhance asset value and profits
  • Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
  • Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Health and community:

  • Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments
  • Enhance occupant comfort and health
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Contribute to overall quality of life

Our Commitment

At MHAworks, we are committed to using green architecture to design buildings and spaces that help to improve the health, productivity, and overall well-being of its occupants. In addition, our LEED-accredited Architects seek to implement sustainable design practices into our projects to ensure the needs of future generations and our natural resources.

As a means to this end, we have adopted the “2030 Challenge”. The 2030 Challenge is an initiative that calls on the global building sector to immediately reduce energy usage by fifty percent in new buildings and major renovations in order to avoid hazardous climate change.

How We Can Help

Our experienced green architects include LEED-accredited Architects and designers who will work with you to determine the most efficient and cost-effective means of achieving your sustainability goals: from simply reducing energy costs to LEED Certification.

MHAworks has the distinction of designing and implementing North Carolina State University’s first LEED-Silver facility as well as Durham County, North Carolina’s first LEED for Commercial Interiors project.

Let our sustainable architects help you achieve your project’s sustainability goals today, for a healthier, more productive tomorrow.