Blog - Sustainability

ENMU's Golden Student Success Center Awarded LEED Gold Building Certification

One of the prime University goals and challenges for this project was attaining LEED Gold Certification. Transforming the existing concrete frame building with tight floor-to-floor heights and little natural light into an open, daylit, and energy efficient space required multiple design changes.

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Resilient Cities Need Green Infrastructure

​Stormwater management is an urban resilience issue - impacting water quality and the natural environment, public health and well-being, and economic development.

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Sterling | Downtown Celebrates LEED Platinum

This LEED Platinum project includes a number of environmental sustainability features like a centralized hot water system powered by solar thermal collectors to reduce energy usage in producing hot water to residents, low-flow plumbing fixtures and efficient landscape irrigation to reduce water usage, and covered parking to reduce heat island effect with shade provided by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that generate energy bringing the HERS to below 60.

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Feeling Good in the Neighborhood: Healthy Urban Affordable Living

Sterling | Downtown is a 107 unit, affordable, multifamily housing community in Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Located blocks from the heart of downtown, near a future bus rapid transit station, and several parks, Sterling | Downtown is a community enhanced by walkability, safety and security features, and driven to meet the health and wellness needs of the community’s residents.

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D/P/S Sustainability Action Plan

Read our Sustainability Action Plan and how we're working towards the goal of carbon-neutral buildings as set forth by AIA 2030.

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UNM Domenici Center for Health Science Education Opens Final Wing and Celebrates LEED Gold

The University of New Mexico has opened its third and final phase of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, the culmination of over 17 years of strategic planning.

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Kayenta Health Center Awarded LEED Gold Building Certification

Kayenta Health Center, operated by Indian Health Service (IHS), has been awarded LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Net-Zero Buildings: A Look at Energy Efficiency and Building Performance

D/P/S's Building Performance Analysis Team explains how to apply sustainable practices early in design to optimize building performance and work towards AIA 2030's net-zero energy goals.

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A Focus On Wellness

Learn about the WELL Building Standard and our developing understanding of how the indoor environment affects people.

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D/P/S Reaches 50 LEED Projects

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini has been designing sustainable buildings for decades, and this year we're celebrating our 50th LEED certified project -- Fort Lewis College Sitter Family Hall!

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