Blog - Sustainability

It's Time for a Climate Change Intervention

How can we reduce the amount of energy used in buildings? Aimee Smith, an intern architect and Team Green member at D/P/S, attended a presentation given by Edward Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030. She shares highlights from Mazria's discussion, from strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to progress already made through sustainable design.

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Mercury Payment Systems Wins Regional Award for Green Office Building

Engineering News Record takes note of LEED Gold workplace design in Durango, Colorado.

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LEED v4: Changes in Sustainable Building

The USGBC is developing new standards for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and we are sharing up-to-date information about the changes. In this post, take a closer look at "Materials and Resources: Environmental Product Declarations."

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Water + Economic Development

Dale Dekker, a partner of the Rio Grande Water Fund, presents solutions for water conservation and sustainable development in New Mexico and the southwest at large.

Author: Dale R. Dekker, AIA, AICP
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Don't Rock Your World – Create a Living Landscape

In arid climates, we have rocked our world to save water, but in the process we have started to create a hotter, drier, and unappealing city. To change this, we need to create living landscapes that thrive in desert conditions.

Author: Mimi Burns, Principal / Landscape Architect
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Daylighting for LEED

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini was an early adopter of the new automated Daylighting for LEED feature. Lighting Analysis for Revit helps improve designs and increase value for clients.

Author: Autodesk Building Solutions with D/P/S
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Madrid Mining Landscape

Learn how the Abandoned Mine Land Program addressed flooding, sedimentation, and hydraulic conditions that resulted from historic coal mining practices.

Author: Ken Romig, Associate / Landscape Architect
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Preserving Our Parks + Conserving Water Resources

What is a sustainable site? Mimi Burns, Principal / Landscape Architect, guides you through sustainable landscapes and low impact development.

Author: Mimi Burns, Principal / Landscape Architect
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Sustainable Approach to Existing Buildings

Commercial building owners discuss the pros and cons of upgrading existing properties.

Author: Andrea Hanson, Principal / Interior Designer
Type: PDF

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