HED’s commitment to creating a positive impact starts at the beginning of every project.
HED believes great design is synonymous with sustainable design. To recognize and manage our impact on the natural environment, all of our built projects incorporate a “Green Start to Finish” design process. While we begin with an understanding of the client’s sustainable mission for the project, the Green Start to Finish process includes green programing, eco aspects incorporated within our design charettes, and the HED Top Ten Criteria (loosely based on the AIA COTE Top Ten Measurements) regardless if no other benchmarking tools are required. If a project prospect does not appear to have sustainable goals during the RFP phase, we believe it is our responsibility to pro-actively inquire and educate the prospective client on the long-term advantages of environmentally friendly design.
In keeping with HED’s pledge to support the AIA 2030 Commitment program and seek carbon neutrality by the year 2030, it is appropriate that we embrace these issues and make positive contributions to help sustain the global ecology.