Recognizing problems and creating solutions
Developers should begin with an environmental philosophy that focuses on health and well being. By imagining new possibilities in how we build, we shift our collective intelligence in new directions—letting nature be our guide. Think of how a tree, or a lung, is exquisitely designed for oxygen exchange. Think of sunlight, and a leaf’s perfect photosynthesis. Nature’s elaborate systems, so elegantly simple in operation, must be our cue in everything we design going forward.
We choose to use materials and products that are harvested and manufactured in environmentally and socially responsible ways. We believe that the choices we make around the products and materials used in buildings should acknowledge the full consequences of their creation and use.