Sustainable Design

Celli-Flynn Brennan is committed to sustainable design. At the start of each project, we talk to each of our clients about their goals and discuss sustainable design strategies that may be appropriate for their project, including building siting, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, alternative energy sources, on-site power generation, rainwater harvesting, and on-site waste management such as green roofs that filter and control stormwater runoff. We present the cost implications of all alternatives and help our clients decide what strategies are right for them.

Celli-Flynn Brennan embraces the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program as the benchmark for sustainable buildings. We aspire to design all of our projects to be sustainable and when LEED certification is established as a project goal by the client, we provide documentation services. The majority of our professional design staff members are LEED Accredited Professionals.

Energy Modeling

By using the latest in BIM software in conjunction with a powerful suite of software applications, we can predict how a building concept will perform and operate once built – maximizing quality and encouraging innovation while minimizing the environmental footprint.

Our process enables our clients to understand how the building will perform and our architects and engineering consultants to make well-informed design decisions quickly. Using the information generated by our suite of analysis tools, our clients can:

  • Consider the consequences of different design options
  • Assess their risks by exploring “what if?” scenarios throughout the design process
  • Improve building performance and occupant satisfaction
  • Reduce capital and operating costs
  • Minimize the environmental impact of building design, construction and operation.