defining productive architecture



Productive architecture means buildings that produce positive benefits on every level - human, environmental, and economic.

port jervis PV factory
Port Jervis 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 no waste;

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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