Sustainability

Benefits of Sustainable Architecture

Benefits of Sustainable Architecture

Every day we hear about the negative implications of climate change as pollution levels continue to rise and our carbon footprint increases in size every year. To combat this, you might consider taking the train to work instead of driving. If it's convenient, you may separate your paper and plastics in the recycling bin. You might even be persuaded to buy...

What is Underpinning?

What is Underpinning?

Underpinning is a process used to repair, strengthen, or increase the depth of an existing foundation by lowering the footing to allow it to rest on more supportive soil. While oftentimes underpinning is associated with the remediation of deficient or failing foundations, it is also used in cases where the use of a building has changed, floors are being added to...

Green Commercial Space and Sustainable Architecture

Green Commercial Space and Sustainable Architecture

Commercial buildings contain everything from apartments to department stores, hotels to office space, doughnut shops to medical clinics, and sprawl over more than 80 billion square feet in the U.S. In green-speak this means each year commercial buildings are responsible for close to half of all energy consumption in the United States at the cost of over $200 billion per year,...