Blog - Sustainability

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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Can We Meet AIA 2030 Goals?

D/P/S signed the AIA 2030 Commitment one year ago. How far have we come and how much farther do architecture firms have to go to achieve carbon neutral buildings by 2030?

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Street Trees: Designing an Urban Streetscape for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Being a tree in a busy urban streetscape is a tough job. The expectations are high and the restrictions are many. For the new trees along the Albuquerque Rapid Transit line, designing a healthy streetscape meant transforming a tangle of utilities and concrete into green infrastructure.

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Lana Idriss on Making a Lush Xeriscape for the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Landscape designer Lana Idriss explains how BCOM achieved a lush xeriscape with a vibrant plant and material palette.

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Dekker/Perich/Sabatini signs AIA 2030 Commitment

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) design firm has signed the AIA 2030 Commitment, a national initiative taking steps to advance the goal of carbon neutral buildings.

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Golf Courses: Let Them Go To The Dogs

This case study of the University of New Mexico's North Golf Course looks at how to turn a golf course into a multi-use facility and get more use out of the West's most precious resource---water!

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Resilient Parks

This presentation from the 2015 NMRPA Conference introduces the concept of resilient parks and open space facilities that can thrive even after enduring shocks and stresses.

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Park Design for Community Health & Wellbeing

This presentation from the 2015 NMRPA Conference provides an overview of the health benefits provided by public parks and recreation.

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Creating Healthier Environments for Teaching and Learning

This presentation from the 2015 CEFPI Annual Conference provides an introduction to the WELL Building Standard, and focuses on wellness and key WELL metrics that are linked to neurological & cognitive benefits and are not typically part of design & operational discussions.

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