Sustainable Design


Learn more about how we work with the US Green Building Council to deliver LEED certified, sustainable design in our projects.

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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

The concept is crucial to contemporary architecture since the world 's leading companies have embraced the concept of sustainability as a lifestyle. 

In Studio Domus work every day to incorporate sustainable design into our projects. Sustainable design means natural light, green spaces, democratization of the environment by applying functional design into open plan spaces.

In addition to the above, we incorporate cutting edge design, clean and contemporary aesthetics for where you and your colleagues will be proud to work.


Sustainability - an integral part of our work

Sustainability is the new standard of architectural design and operation, therefore we add sustainable technology into our designs wherever possible. This includes the use of carpets and furniture with a high content of recycled material, appliances and fittings designed for the efficient use of water, energy models used to maximize natural light and bring comfort to the user.

NATURAL LIGHT

Scientifically it has been proven that natural light creates more productive and efficient workspaces, therefore the people are happier. As simple as that.

GREEN SPACES

It is proven that green spaces help people relax and help people connect directly to the natural environment.

FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

Democratization of the environment adds substance to the design of the projects, since the cubicle is eliminated allowing the communication to flow. In our office projects we include a number of design aspects that contribute to a more efficient and creative workforce.


So how does LEED work?

Leed works through a series of rating systems which are groups of requirements for projects that want to achieve LEED certification. 

LEED is flexible enough to apply to all project types including healthcare facilities, schools, homes and even entire neighborhoods.

Within each of the LEED credit categories, projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points. The number of points the project earns determines its level of LEED certification.

1. Sustainable sites
This area encourages strategies that minimize the impact on ecosystems and water resources.

2. Water Efficiency
Promotes smarter use of water, inside and out, to reduce potable water consumption.

3. Energy and atmosphere
Promotes better building energy performance through innovative strategies.

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4. Materials and resources
Encourages using sustainable building materials and reducing waste.

5. Indoor Environmental Quality 
Promotes better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views.

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6. Innovation in design or innovation in operations credits
Address sustainable building expertise as well as design measures not covered under the five LEED credit categories. Six bonus points are available in this category.

7. Regional Priority Credits
Addresses regional environmental priorities for buildings in different geographic regions. Four bonus points are available in this category.



International Recognition

In 2014 Studio Domus won three of the inaugural USGBC Best of Building Awards. 

The Best of Building Awards recognizes the year’s best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively be the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of the world’s leading organizations invested in sustainability.

We're happy to announce we won the following:

  • Best Architecture Firm – Midsize
  • Best LEED ID+C Project: (for our own office)
  • Best Regional Project: South America (again for our own office)

You can read more here: 
http://www.usgbc.org/articles/announcing-best-building-award-winners