Innovative and Sustainable Design Solutions

With LEED Accredited Professionals on our staff, the coordination and management of developing sustainable architecture is a key goal in the programming, planning and design of our clients’ projects. tBP/Architecture is highly proficient in achieving high scores utilizing the LEED rating system, California Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) program and Savings by Design. The incorporation of sustainability begins with the first discussion about design and is pursued until the constructed building performs to the targeted design criteria. Sustainable practices are not just a checklist of items to win points, but rather a philosophy and personal mind-set on how to protect and sustain a healthy approach to learning, living and encouraging responsibility. Our approach provides a healthy and productive environment, a more cost effective and maintainable solution, an energy efficient solution that reduces the total costs of ownership and is built to stand the test of time.  

 

Chabot College Community and Student Services Center | LEED PLATINUM Certified 

Chabot CollegeThe award winning Student Services Center project employs numerous innovations. The naturally ventilated atrium is the highlight of sustainability for the campus with its recycled-glass, terrazzo radiant heating + cooling slab, roof-mounted wind scoops, and solar-activated electro-chromatic clear glass designed to reduce solar heat gain. The atrium contains exhibits designed around educating visitors of the project’s sustainable innovations.

 

Santa Margarita High School Eagle Athletic Building | LEED SILVER Certified

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Athletic Building sets a new standard for sustainability as the first LEED Certified building on campus, as well as first for the Diocese of Orange and the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. In keeping with the building’s function, a healthy environment was promoted through the use of low V.O.C. emitting materials, a ventilation monitoring system, and green cleaning practices. Certified wood, regionally sourced materials, and materials with significant recycled content lessened its environmental impact. Energy use is optimized through the use of efficient lighting and mechanical systems and controls.