September 19, 2022
HED named a Top 100 Green Design Firm by Engineering News Record
We're extremely pleased to share that our firm has been ranked among the Top 100 Green Design Firms of 2022 by Engineering News Record!
"We have embedded sustainability in every project approach," says HED National Sustainable Design Leader Daniel Jaconetti, AIA, LEED, "We apply the AIA Framework for Design Excellence to contextualize sustainable design strategies against ten metrics: integration, community, ecology, water, economy, energy, wellness, resources, change, and discovery. We feel this framework aligns well with our Goals, Strategies, Results design approach and ethos and assists in finding new ways to create positive impact for our clients."
"Our continuing initiative is widening the talent and knowledge pool to every staff member through education, coaching, and expanding awareness. We want every HED employee to be thinking about sustainability the same way they do about code compliance: essential and automatic. You would never think of designing without it. Sustainability must be a reflexive way of thinking.
This speaks to the strength of HED: our holistic, integrated design philosophy where electrical engineers think about water use, structural engineers engage on community integration conversations, and every voice is valuable because of the different perspectives they bring to the solution. That's how we get really amazing results."