Every project has unique goals when it comes to sustainability. We focus on understanding our clients' objectives and supporting a process to help make informed decisions along the way. This includes life-cycle cost analysis for energy-efficient HVAC or electrical systems that may have a higher initial cost but reduce energy consumption. We have also created customized budgeting tools to evaluate the most cost-effective path to achieving LEED or other sustainability certifications. Through our support, our client's feel confident in getting the best value in both first cost and long-term performance in meeting their goals for project sustainability.
The combination of sophisticated laboratory and IT requirements with complicated high-energy efficiency lighting and HVAC systems was particularly challenging. Our project goal was to achieve LEED Silver. Aldrich worked with our design team and sustainability consultant to achieve LEED Gold at no additional cost to the college. —Jim Taylor, Director of Facilities