BAR’s commitment to sustainable design enables the firm to bring additional value to projects by creating environments that are healthier, more enjoyable and have lower operational costs. Our approach to sustainable design strategies is predicated on the notion that sustainability is not a supplemental set of decisions made to achieve the desired points required of the certifying entity. Rather, it includes a discipline based on emotional as well as environmental health. BAR works with each client to thoroughly consider the short and long-term implications of design decisions and their impact on the environment along with the client’s project budget, program, aesthetics and sustainability goals.
Why We're Green
We continually educate ourselves about sustainable design through participation in the US Green Building Council as well as other similar organizations, conducting in-house sustainability seminars, and by hosting biannual LEED accreditation seminars for staff and clients. One of the first architectural firms certified as a San Francisco/Bay Area Green Business, over 85% of our technical staff are LEED accredited professionals.