While we have observed ways in which structural engineers achieve sustainability, it remains important that we holistically understand the purpose of sustainability. More importantly, we must understand how our surrounding environment is affected by the structures we design. The general message remains just about the same despite the language being spoken, but the influencing factors behind sustainability will ultimately vary based on the global region.
This blog will explore sustainability across the globe, but specifically in the regions surrounding DeSimone’s office locations: New York City, Miami, Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Medellin, and Abu Dhabi.
Continue reading “Sustainability Across the Globe – U.S.”
DeSimone fully promotes sustainability within our built environment. We strive to minimize our impact on the environment by endorsing sustainable and conservation ideals throughout all of our operations. We are proud to be a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) National Member organization and to have worked on numerous projects which have gained LEED Certification.
Here some of our best sustainable projects, which have gone above and beyond in delivering environmentally-conscious features in residential towers, offices, government buildings, and more.
Project: The Visionaire
Location: New York, NY
Certification: LEED Platinum
The Visionaire is Battery Park City’s most environmentally responsive residential building. The 35-story tower is a mixed-use development including 250 condominiums, a local organic market, and headquarters for the Parks Conservancy.
This building won top honors in the 2008 Green Building Competition for New York City. Continue reading “DeSimone’s Top Sustainable Building Projects”