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Sustainable Design Forum has been consulting for over 20 years on topics that are known today as "Sustainable Design." As members of USGBC's LEED certification review team, we will guide your project through all of the necessary steps to attain LEED Certification. Sustainable Design Forum's areas of expertise include: site design, water conservation and reclamation strategies, passive and alternative energy systems, daylighting, performance and longevity, building material content & indoor air quality.Read More
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Sustainable Design Forum is a talented, proven organization in green construction. Our experts have completed the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Faculty™ Program and as LEED Faculty members, we are in a position to use our first-hand knowledge in every stage of your project. If you require support on a LEED building project, are a professional preparing for a LEED Exam or simply want to learn more about LEED and sustainable construction, you've come to the right place.More Info
We at NewDev Construction have worked with Sustainable Design Forum on several occasions. The service they offer is comprehensive and produces the desired results. Attention to their client's needs and the task at hand is a great asset.
As members of The U.S. Green Building Council and U.S. Green Chamber, Sustainable Design Forum Experts are selected, trained & managed by the Education and Research Department of USGBC. We know the ins-in-outs of the LEED certification process and can confidently say that there is no better qualified LEED certification service.
Whirlwind Steel is a metal building manufacturer that provides a variety of steel building products. Included in their product list are green metal building components and renewable energy options for steel buildings.
Whirlwind Steel is dedicated to providing steel building products with minimal environmental impact. Their green line of metal building components is made from scrap metal, and designed with intent to again be reincarnated many years from now with further recycling. The steel buildings made from their green materials earn LEED points for solar energy, emissivity, reflectivity, rainwater collection and a selection of Energy Star colors.
Besides offering eco-friendly recycled metal steel building products, their innovative product list also includes solar roofing material. Their roof materials are built to both harness and conserve energy. Whirlwind Steel builds long lasting steel buildings that use environmental resources for renewable impact, while making sure to have the least impact on the environment.
One of the factors that many homeowners and even businesses forget to include when moving toward a more sustainable home is the patio or balcony area. For homes, this can be anything from a simple balcony or patio or one that extends far beyond the walls of the home. For businesses, many times patios are a big draw for customers and are often lavish in design.
While using materials that are sustainable and reusable is one step in creating a space that is environmentally-friendly, there is more that can be done. A simple addition such as a patio cover can make the patio or balcony not only more aesthetically-pleasing, but good for the environment as well. Why? The answer is simple: Patio covers help protect patios and/or balconies from harsh, natural elements. This can mean protecting furniture, materials, wood, and even people from plenty of Mother Nature’s elements.
A patio cover probably serves as the biggest sustainability solution in the spring and summer months. That is because when the temperatures start to rise, rather than find fans or other equipment that can create a cooler atmosphere, patio covers come in. They help shade the patio or balcony, thereby keeping furniture, the area, and even people cool while everything else warms up. The greatest part is that homeowners and business owners can find attractive patio covers that fit the style and décor of the existing design, save money on electricity, and be sustainable.
Sustainable Design Forum is on the forefront of sustainable design technology and LEED certification services. Our design approach allows us to merge the specific needs of the client with the implementation of practical & measurable green building design.
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council with ®LEED Accredited Professionals on staff, we are actively involved in projects for both new and existing buildings with sustainability goals. Our USGBC Faculty also prepares professionals with the strategies and practice they need to pass the ®LEED Exam. Our clients have above a 95% passing rate on their first try.
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Whether your building project is just getting started, in progress or ready for a remodel, our ®LEED Certification services are flexible enough to accommodate any need.
Sustainable Design Forum also provides full Sustainable Design services: our team of green architects, UCGBC instructors and engineers are trained to make educated decisions for every design phase of your project.