Building Green in NJ

Photo from: NY Times: “Architecture in Tune With the Climate”

We’ve all heard of building green. We’ve had clients ask us about building green. But what does that really mean? What are you looking for when you ask to build green? Here at Somerset County Architecture Firm, Hiland Hall Turner Architects, we work with our clients to design and build homes that are green. How do we do this?

  1. We select materials that have a lower environmental impact.
  2. We design the layout of homes so that rooms can be heated and cooled by the sun, not the grid.
  3. We’ve worked with clients to have some or all of their homes built off-site, to lower the amount of waste produced.

And although we’ve done this for homeowners, we can also do this for business owners.

Earlier this month the NY Times wrote an article “Architecture in Tune With the Climate” about how architects are designing buildings to function more “greenly.”  With educational programs abundant, environmentally thought out design will continue to grow, and we will see more and more LEED certified buildings.

We believe in this movement and continually strive to design and build green. Contact us today if you’re interested in designing and building green.