FSC embraces the green movement by creating designs that are environmentally – sustainable. Our objective is to help building owners reduce consumption of energy and water, minimize waste, and create healthy environments for their occupants.
Today, buildings can achieve various types of sustainable awards and certifications, with Energy Star and LEED being the most prominent. FSC will work with owners to determine which designation makes sense for their building from a financial, public relations, and feasibility perspective.
Energy Star is designed to measure a building’s performance, create energy benchmarks/goals, help monitor performance, and reward energy efficiency – top performing buildings qualify for the Energy Star Label.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system takes a much broader approach factoring in the economic, environmental and social issues present in the entire building process from concept, design, development and future operation.
The LBC (Living Building Challenge) is a building certification system that envisions and executes the highest level of sustainability. The LBC is the most rigorous, yet the most viable set of standards that can be incorporated into a project.
Whichever sustainable option is chosen, our staff of engineers and USGBC LEED-accredited professionals will guide you through the process helping you to achieve your sustainability goals.