Green Building Certifications

Choosing the Right Program

To navigate the world of green building certifications, you not only need a partner with in-depth knowledge about the requirements for each, but someone who can help you align your design goals and needs with those specific programs and determine which will work best for you and your project.

Making a Difference Through Design

When it comes to ensuring your project meets established criteria to support health and wellness, social, and environmental goals, we have experience in the implementation, documentation, and management of green building certification programs such as those listed below, as well as state and federal government programs.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools: Program for projects that integrate high-performance features to realize the associated benefits of improved health, productivity and student performance, decreased operating costs, and increased energy savings.

Our team is constantly exploring ways to make a difference through design and has embarked on a Design for Freedom Pilot Project with a focus on addressing the issue of forced labor in the building materials supply chain.

ENERGY STAR: Administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this program helps consumers, businesses, and industry save money and protect the environment through the adoption of energy-efficient products and practices.

Fitwel: Program focused on improving, enhancing, and safeguarding the health and well-being of tenants and residents in office buildings, multifamily residential buildings, and retail space.

Green Globes: Comprehensive, science-based certification system that evaluates the environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and resilience of all types of commercial real estate.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design): Recognized globally as a symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership, LEED certification provides a framework for realizing healthy, efficient, and cost-saving green buildings.

Living Building Challenge: Program for designing, constructing, and operating buildings that is oriented toward regenerative design and ensuring a positive impact on the environment and the people who use and occupy those buildings.

WELL: Performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being.

Project Examples

Our team members have designed more than 100 projects that have earned green building certifications.

With our multidisciplinary expertise, we bring together architects, engineers, interior designers, and landscape architects to design comprehensive, holistic solutions that result in projects that earn green building certifications. Click below to explore some of these projects.

Behind the Design

Read some of the stories behind the design of our green-building-certified projects and the efforts of our team members to continually advance our design practice as it relates to social and environmental action and impacts.

Our team includes LEED, International Living Futures, GreenChill, Green Globes, and WELL-accredited professionals

Stockman Bank’s South Brooks Branch in Missoula Earns USGBC LEED Gold

Stockman Bank is known for setting a high standard for all its buildings with an emphasis on high performance and longevity.

Our Journey with Design for Freedom: Understanding Forced Labor and the Supply Chain

Inspired by Design for Freedom, team members embark on a campaign to heighten awareness of forced labor in the building materials supply chain.

Montana State University’s Beloved, Historic Romney Hall Awarded LEED Gold

Awarded LEED Gold, Romney Hall is one of the most noteworthy buildings on Montana State University’s campus in Bozeman, Montana.

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