Having built my first solar thermal manifold in 1981, sustainable practices are a core value and have been at the heart of the practice since it’s inception. Recent projects include LEED Platinum and zero-energy buildings. Each project undertaken is evaluated to understand applicable sustainable design strategies and then further reviewed during design to explore alternatives relative to the appropriateness of the systems and their immediate and long term costs. We are continually analyzing and investigating the performance of building systems and materials in order to minimize the carbon emissions and carbon footprint of our projects while maximizing daylighting and indoor air quality. Sustainability is the foundation of an inspiring architecture.