SUSTAIN THE ENVIRONMENT
Resilient communities foster environmental stewardship.
Incorporating an effective and well-considered level of sustainable design in a project is a means
to energy savings, increased occupant comfort, and stewardship of our natural resources. FGM Architects
recommends an approach that is attuned to each project’s program, budget, and overall goals.
River Trails School District
Prairie Trails Early Learning Center
First PK-12 Renovation Project in the U.S. to receive PHIUS Design Certification for Net Zero Building
FGM Architects LEED® Facts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bousfield Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale TEC
Franklin Park Police
Paris High School
Triton College Science & Health Careers
FIVE KEY STRATEGIES
A building’s orientation and location on the site can provide passive benefits in terms of solar heat gain and energy consumption.
Natural ventilation lowers cooling and ventilation costs and can add to the comfort of the building’s occupants.
Access to daylighting provides user comfort and can save on energy costs
Careful selection of systems and products can reduce maintenance costs and increase savings.
A requirement for all major energy codes, commissioning can lead to major reductions in operating costs.