• Many sustainable design features were also incorporated into the design of the Missouri Credit Union in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Light-colored materials, banners and a light shelf help to illuminate the interior of Missouri Credit Union in Columbia, Missouri.
 

Sustainable Projects

For over thirty-six years the architects at PWA have practiced sustainable architecture. Our team works with and supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Green Building” rating systemTM. LEED is a voluntary program that helps to benchmark the performance of environmental architecture. Our LEED accredited architects can apply a broad range of sustainable design strategies to increase the value, productivity, and efficiency of buildings while reducing the environmental impact of architecture through design.

What makes a building sustainable?

A sustainable building, also known as a “green” building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving employee productivity; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment.