As a firm, we believe that the architectural and engineering community is in a unique position to reduce the environmental footprint of the world’s buildings, and we are committed to sustainable design.
Sustainable design is a part of our culture and we incorporate it in all Vanderweil projects. We do this by seeking opportunities for integrated design, for energy and water recycling, and for high performance MEP systems. We help the architect in building siting and skin design, and in developing internal MEP pathways conducive to high performance systems. In the design of the MEP installation itself, we strive for systems that help provide fresh, light, healthy, airy conditions and that are low energy and easy to maintain. Natural lighting, solar thermal and PV, rainwater harvesting and water recycling are all part of our design considerations.
Vanderweil has over 91 LEED® Accredited Professionals and has an established “Green Team” that routinely meets with our project teams to exchange ideas on sustainability for projects under design. We have extensive experience with LEED®, with many gold and silver rated buildings to our credit. One of these is the Palazzo Casino and Hotel Complex in Las Vegas, at once the country’s largest LEED certified project and largest solar thermal installation. The buildings shown in our portfolio include examples of our designs for sustainability. We provide LEED® Administration services for many projects, including those designed by other consulting engineers.