SUSTAINABILITY

Ole Sondresen Architect strongly believes any relevant design must include an all-encompassing holistic approach to the notion of sustainability as it directly impacts building inhabitants and energy costs, as well as the future of our urban and natural environment. The health of our colleagues, contractors, clients and their families is as much a priority as any other, guiding our specific design decisions, material choices and project specifications. In this regard, all of our built projects incorporate the use of reclaimed, salvaged or recycled materials, natural light, energy efficient lighting, appliances and efficient building systems, whenever possible. While the positive effects of these choices, reducing waste, energy consumption and long-term building costs, is undeniable, they also improve the experience of the user by adding richly, contextual layers, improving air and lighting quality.

 
 SITING

SITING

 LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS

LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS

 PLANTED ROOF

PLANTED ROOF

 REFLECTIVE ROOFING

REFLECTIVE ROOFING

 WATER COLLECTION

WATER COLLECTION

 RECLAIMED MATERIALS

RECLAIMED MATERIALS

 LOUVERS

LOUVERS

 HEALTHY MATERIALS

HEALTHY MATERIALS

 LIGHT SHELVES

LIGHT SHELVES

 LANDSCAPE PRESERVATION

LANDSCAPE PRESERVATION

 GEOTHERMAL HEATING + COOLING

GEOTHERMAL HEATING + COOLING

 HABITAT CREATION

HABITAT CREATION

 SUN SHADING

SUN SHADING

 SITE RESTORATION

SITE RESTORATION

 ENERGY RECOVERY VENTILATION

ENERGY RECOVERY VENTILATION

 ROOF PROGRAMMING

ROOF PROGRAMMING

 WATER RETENTION

WATER RETENTION

 LIGHTING

LIGHTING

 BIOSWALES

BIOSWALES

 FOOD + FARMING

FOOD + FARMING

 POROUS VS. NON POROUS PAVING

POROUS VS. NON POROUS PAVING

 COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

 SOLAR HOT WATER

SOLAR HOT WATER

 LOW IMPACT LANDSCAPING

LOW IMPACT LANDSCAPING

 NATURAL VENTILATION

NATURAL VENTILATION

 ADAPTIVE REUSE

ADAPTIVE REUSE

 BICYCLE COMMUTING

BICYCLE COMMUTING