About Sustainable Design
Newman Garrison + Partners is committed to designing environmentally responsible buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. NG+Partners has made a commitment to practice and implement sustainable principles by:
- Promoting sustainable buildings and communities through project design.
- Creating an office environment, which supports staff becoming LEED AP and creates an atmosphere for continuing education.
- Implementing a “Green” operations plan.
- Partnering with “Green” orientated consultants and operational support firms.
Sustainable Design Practices
Since 1996, long before sustainable building and community design was fashionable, NG+P recognized the value to society in building environmentally sensitive projects. Key components of our business model have been to be involved in 1) TOD’s (transit orientated development); 2) higher density, vertically mixed-use projects; 3) walk-able communities; and 4) building in “Green” communities.
LEED and Continuing Education
The Partners of NG+P know that simply working on sustainable projects is not enough. We offer encouragement and support for our staff to become LEED AP. We have allocated the resources over the next few years to certify as many LEED AP staff members as possible. We recognize that continuing education, as well as attending key sustainable oriented conferences, is essential to ensuring that our staff will be on the cutting edge of new technology and “Green” techniques, so we can offer up-to-date solutions for our clients.
Green Operations Plan
NG+P practices “Green” principles in our offices. We have performed a green audit of our own operations and assessed how we can implement environmentally friendly products and procedures into our daily work routine. Some of the operational changes we have incorporated into our office practices include recycling, use of recycled paper, use of environmentally friendly office and cleaning products, and the use of lower energy lighting.
Supporting business partners who share in the green movement is a key component of the business philosophy at NG+P. This applies to encouraging our clients to build environmentally responsible projects, as well as our partnering preferences for consultants, sub-consultants and continuing operational support for reprographics companies who share our vision for a sustainable future.