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Sustainability is more than environmental impact. Benefit to people's experience and successful, long-lasting design are also crucial factors. After all, the most sustainable building is often the one that's used and maintained over many years.

Every project is a chance to weave efficient design, sustainability, and wellness together. When we create places that serve communities for generations, it’s a win for people, profit, and the planet.

Firmwide Focus, Dedicated Team

WE DON'T BELIEVE IN AN ALL-OR-NOTHING APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILIY. WE'D RATHER TACKLE BIG CHALLENGES, COLLECTIVELY.

The most sustainable design solution varies widely from project to project, but there are always opportunities to reduce impact in a meaningful way. No matter your scope or budget, we address impact at each step, to benefit both people and planet.

Our in-house experts make up the DPS Sustainability Team: a dedicated group who collaborates with design leaders across the firm. This approach enables a firmwide focus on sustainability that's standardized, but adaptable to many project types.

The team ensures design solutions for environmental sustainability, efficient buildings, and occupant wellbeing are built into our work—whether or not a project is seeking official certifications like LEED.

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Our robust set of standards guide project decisions, repeatedly asking:
WHAT MORE CAN BE DONE DO TO CREATE HEALTHY, RESILIENT, SUSTAINABLE SPACES THAT RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT?

Design, Guidance, Engineering

We think big about a building's impact at scale, or within your smaller space or budget. We're a collaborative group of experts, architects, planners, interior designers, landscape artists, and structural engineers.
WORK WITH US

Ongoing Progress

Sustainability by the Numbers

81 LEED Certified Buildings

309.5M Gallons Water Saved

44% Energy Reduction Since 2016

Expertise + Resources

Need help pitching sustainability ROI to your leadership team for new builds or renovations? Looking for design partners for your products or services? Searching for knowledgeable speakers for your next event?
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*Sustainability by the Numbers:  
81 LEED Certified Buildings as of April 2024. | 309.5M Gallons of water saved on our LEED projects since 2007. | 44% Average energy reduction from CBECS baselines since 2016.