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Planet: Passive-Driven Approach

Architecture affects natural settings, habitats, resources, energy, water, and waste. At dsk, our goal is to minimize any unproductive impacts of our design on the planet and natural resources. This goal is achieved through application of smart neighborhood and site strategies, contextual passive heating/cooling/ventilation/day-lighting systems, appropriate building form and orientation, water management, waste reduction, smart material selection, reuse, and recycling, as well as active technology systems. Our understanding of the Planet as a stakeholder not only impacts our design approach, but also how our firm is operated, with reduced reliance on paper and efforts at energy and waste reduction in all our offices.


Emeryville Center Of Community Life (ECCL)

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