The ideal of sustainable design is one we take very seriously as we recognize that we are inextricably interwoven with our natural environment. Since attending the US Green Building Council’s 2003 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, we have been working to achieve a higher level of environmental responsibility in all of our projects.
In terms of approach, we favor William McDonough’s “Triple Bottom Line," a philosophy that strives to balance environmental, economical and social equity concerns. Many of our projects are affordable housing developments that address social sustainability, and/or are adaptive building rehabilitations, which reduce energy consumption related to new construction and waste generation due to the demolition of existing buildings. For us, sustainable design is not simply a question of adding “green” technology to a conventional building, but an abiding ambition to improve quality of life within the built environment for all.
As of 2008, Crosskey Architects LLC is a member of the US Green Building Council. We have several projects which are on-track for LEED certification and we have two qualified LEED Accredited Professionals on our team, including Principal William Crosskey.