Sustainable Design Architecture

Hardlines Design Company (HDC) is committed to creating sustainable design architecture for historic building renovations with reduced uses for energy and electric consumption.

Buildings in the U.S. annually consume more than 30% of our nation’s total energy and 60% of our electricity. Buildings also consume 5 billion gallons of potable water a day just to flush toilets. A typical construction project generates up to 2.5 pounds of solid waste per square foot of floor space.

The goal of green building practices is to reduce these negative environmental consequences. An important element of green building design is the reuse of existing structures. HDC actively pursues projects where older or historic buildings are revitalized, and we encourage clients to salvage and reuse building components in the new design. In support of these goals, HDC is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and is committed to designing buildings that deliver high performance inside and out. Our intent is to improve the environmental and economic importance of commercial buildings, by utilizing established and proven technologies to help foster greater economic vitality and environmental health at lower costs.

HDC always maintains a LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design™) Accredited Professional on staff. Please contact Charissa W. Durst if you would like to LEED® certify your current or next commercial building project or would like more information on sustainable design.

The firm’s previous projects include recommendations to incorporate LEED® New Construction (NC) principals into a new Technology Center campus on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. More recently, HDC worked in conjunction with the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois, to develop guidelines for incorporating LEED® Existing Building (EB) principals into historic buildings owned by the Department of the Interior.

Sustainable Design Project Examples

HDC architects and designers are active members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Click below for more information on this organization.