|Energy effective design is our mantra.
As designers, we promote a positive vision of the future, based upon the belief that many of the environmental problems we face are design challenges. A successful project starts with a collaborative mind-set to achieve the highest quality environment and energy efficiency for owners through smart lighting design integration of daylight, electric light and controls.
Our designers collaborate closely with the architectural team on optimizing daylight, light pollution reduction, use of advanced lighting technologies and controls, and “energy effective” lighting design.
Our services are customized to the specific needs of our clients by creating healthier environments to work, live and play.
| Our full service Daylighting and Sustainable
Design (DSD) Studio is comprised of principals
with over 35 years of sustainable lighting
experience. Led by Hayden McKay, AIA, an expert
in daylighting, solar analysis and integrated
lighting design, the DSD Studio addresses the
sustainability of lighting by providing expertise
and training, informational resources, and
outreach to the professional community. Team
Leaders include Stephen Lees, Lee Brandt and
Anacostia Public Library
Tenley Friendship Public Library
The Cooper Union
Temple Beth Elohim
National Audio Visual Conservation Center
Sunrise Yard Dept of Transportation Facility
Vancouver Convention Centre
||DSD DESIGN SERVICE AND EXPERTISE
Daylighting Design: Integration, fenestration analysis, solar and environmental anaylsis, building siting, and daylight harvesting.
Lighting Controls: System analysis, environmental integration, specification, zoning, and commissioning.
LEED Design: Related credit including light pollution, energy optimization, lighting quality, daylight and views.
Sustainable Design: Dark skies, exterior environmental zones, sustainable practice and specifications, and recycling.
Energy Codes and Standards: Knowledge of current energy and sustainable codes, participation in development of future versions.