Sustainable Design

Greg Brown studied at one of the top architectural schools for passive and active solar design. Extensive study of the natural environment and the use of natural day lighting, indigenous materials, harmonious site integration and proper orientation of our man-made elements in the natural environment were all put into practice to minimize impact to our environment. For the past 20 plus years these practices have resulted in award winning designs that are sensitive to the environment and that resulted in lower energy consumption. Gregory A.M. Brown’s has been practicing sustainable architecture since the early 1980’s – well before “being green” became the flavor of the day or was a tag line for a web site.

The images below reflect how our projects that have been thoughtfully integrated with their construction sites, oriented carefully with regard to solar orientation. Roof overhangs and window fenestration designed to protect from direct solar gain, utilized natural daylighting, employed natural ventilation and utilized indigenous materials and colors all well before sustainability became popular.

We received LEED GOLD Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a recent office renovation for P2S Engineering in which we demolished and re-built 30,000 s.f. of office space. We developed an open office plan, interior glass walls for offices and bounced daylighting. The renovation included a 30% percent increase in total space for a total of 30,000 square feet. The renovation was done with four main goals in mind: (1) sustainability (2) advanced engineering (3) teamwork and collaboration spaces (4) employee wellness. P2S Engineering provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design.