Sustainability and LEED

Sustainable Design

Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the
environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants,
thereby improving building performance. The basic objectives of
sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable
resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive

Sustainable design principles include the ability to:
   •  use environmentally preferable products*;
   •  enhance indoor environmental quality*;
   •  optimize site potential;
   •  minimize non-renewable energy consumption;
   •  protect and conserve water; and
   •  optimize operational and maintenace practices
* (LEED areas where Indoff - Silicon Valley can assist)

Utilizing a sustainable design philosophy encourages decisions at
each phase of the design process that will reduce negative
impacts on the environment and the health of the occupants,
without compromising the bottom line. It is an integrated, holistic
approach that encourages compromise and tradeoffs. Such an
integrated approach positively impacts all phases of a building's
life-cycle, including design, construction, operation and

Indoff - Silicon Valley and Sustainable Design

Indoff - Silicon Valley is committed to incorporating principles of
sustainable design and energy efficiency into all of our client’s
projects whenever possible. We look for an optimal balance of
cost, environmental, societal and human benefits while meeting
the mission and function of your facility. It is Indoff - Silicon
Valley's intent that sustainable design will be integrated as
seamlessly as possible into the existing design process.


Indoff - Silicon Valley uses the U.S. Green Building Council’s
(USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED®) green building certification system as a tool for
evaluating and measuring achievements in sustainable design.

Sustainable Facilities Evaluation

Indoff - Silicon Valley will research products that are sustainable,
to help you identify and prioritize cost-effective, sustainable
strategies for small projects.  We will note “sustainable” products
on proposals and do what we can to help you with LEED point
acquisition for projects (including the use of local manufacturers
(within 500 miles).

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