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Sustainable Architecture and Environmental Design

We design multi-family developments, single-family residences, and assisted living care facilities.

Our goal is to design buildings that are energy efficient, utilize sustainable materials, and are attractive. This includes incorporating high-performance building envelopes, high-efficiency mechanical and electrical systems, and smart controls. Utilizing on-site power generation provided by photovoltaic (PV) systems can further reduce a building's operational carbon footprint. Recent advancements in PV technology mean that PV systems now have the potential to be colored, transparent, or visually textured elements that can be an attractive addition to a building's exterior.

Solar Energy Consulting and Lighting Analyses

We design photovoltaic (PV) systems that take advantage of the clean energy provided by the sun. With the recent advancements in PV module appearance, these systems can also complement the building's aesthetics.

We consult on passive solar heating and cooling techniques, as well as strategies to take advantage of natural daylight to reduce the need for artificial lighting. To assist in lighting design, we utilize 3-D CAD modeling to conduct lighting analyses of interior spaces.

Continuing Education Presentations, Courses And Reference Materials

We write, edit, and conduct continuing education courses involving numerous Sustainable Design issues, including: Green Design Practices, Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Architectural Design, Integrating Natural Stone in High-Performance Building Design, Sustainable Design Performance Metrics, Sustainable Design Economic Analyses, Architectural Record Examination Study Guides, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Study Guides.

History

SOLART was incorporated in 1992 and is led by Ronald Fergle.

We work with architects, developers, and people interested in designing buildings that are sustainable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.

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Next Steps...

Contact us to learn how to make your project or building greener, and more environmentally friendly.