Prairie Architects team includes a Sustainable Buildings group consisting of three staff who are dedicated to increasing the sustainability of buildings. Our sustainable consultation services are available to all buildings designed by Prairie but also extends to other building owners and design firms looking for experienced consultants to guide them through the process. Services available include but are not limited to:
~ Sustainable Building Coordination including guiding design and owner teams through the sustainable building process. We take on the full scope of integrated design facilitation and sustainable project management.
~ Assessment of appropriate rating system (LEED-NC, LEED-CI, LEED-EBOM or other programs such as the Living Building Challenge) and target level. We work with Clients to achieve the most appropriate sustainability goals.
~ Full LEED Certification: Including thorough integration of LEED process with owners, design teams and contractors from beginning of project to final certification.
~ In depth consultation with owners to determine most cost effective and meaningful path to certification. We work with you to determine the most appropriate sustainable building initiatives.
~ Education of clients, design teams and contractors on requirements of sustainable building certification.
~ Review of projects in progress or completed to assess if certification is still possible.