Building placement is a critical component to exploit the benefit of solar gain to reduce energy consumption. New construction and additions are analyzed for the most intelligent building orientation.
Increased insulation and airtightness in both new construction and renovations can greatly improve energy efficiency and save money on HVAC systems and fossil fuels.
Solar panels, wind turbines, solar water heating and ground source heat pumps are great options for new construction and renovation projects.
Durable building materials, such as recycled, low impact, sustainably certified can also improve indoor air quality, eliminate toxic chemicals, and create a healthier building.
Waste & Water Management:
Smarter water conserving appliances, on site waste management, greywater system for irrigation, rainwater harvesting, and greywater reuse are some of the options for reducing water demand.
Whether of historic significance or not, preservation of existing buildings is the most effective way to realize truly sustainable architecture.
U.S. Green Building Council USGBC Approved Professional (LEED AP BD + C)
As a USGBC Approved Professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD&C), Janus applies best practices in sustainable design and consults on LEED- redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.