means buildings that produce positive benefits on every level - human,
environmental, and economic.
PV factory, 1984. World's first thin-film PV production facility.
In human terms, this means places that promote
health, happiness, and inspiration;
in environmental terms, producing a
surplus of renewable energy, using no groundwater, and generating
in economic terms, creating real value;
in architectural terms: a prerequisite to good design.
With the lessons from 25 years of developing high performance
architecture, we have raised our expectations and aspirations. It has been
clear for some time that true sustainability is not only technically possible,
it is desirable and necessary. Today
we aspire to productive architecture for every project we do.
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