Parkhill is committed to serving the needs of our clients for innovative design services that are cost-effective as well as sensitive to the impact on the environment. Parkhill has on staff Professional Accredited Specialists in energy and environmental design. While working though the United States Green Building Council’s green building rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), Parkhill offers high-quality and qualified expertise. LEED is based on accepted energy and environmental principles and strikes a balance between emerging concepts and known effective practices. It evaluates environmental performance from a “whole building” perspective over the life cycle of a building. Accredited Professionals are recognized as green building specialists that meet the supply and demand needs of the building industry. Parkhill is dedicated to offering clients a better environment for their community.
Parkhill recognizes that initiatives toward green buildings have an immense impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity. Therefore, we continually seek and educate all disciplines on innovations in building science, technology, materials and operations that promote the “green building” concept through maintaining ongoing associations with key industry and research organizations and all levels of governmental agencies. Parkhill’s key objective in the global enterprise toward the success of green initiatives is to represent the entire building industry on environmental building issues, and create a distinct perspective to impact the way buildings are designed, built, operated, and maintained.
It is through our constant monitoring and seeking out of new materials, products, and systems that we are able to integrate these “green building” elements into our everyday design practices. This integration occurs vertically, through all our in-house disciplines, whether the project is deemed a “green building” and a specific rating level has been established or not. We are finding that the construction industry is responding to the global quest for a more environmentally friendly built environment. In many instances, they are offering materials, products, and systems that promote this cause without an increase in cost. Our goal is to find, identify, and use these environmentally friendly materials, products, and systems in our everyday practice and to bring options along with their cost implications (if any) to owners so they can make an informed decision.