Green, Sustainable, and High-Performance Design

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For over twenty years Jonathan Lucas, the principal of What on Earth Architecture, has practiced a practical approach to sustainable/green design. Jonathan is a LEED Accredited Professional, is familiar with Healthy Built Homes standards, and has extensive experience, over a wide range of projects, with the issues and practices in green, sustainable, and high-performance design, including:

Site Considerations
      • Solar orientation and modeling
      • Low impact site design
      • Runoff mitigation
      • 3D building on-site modeling

Building Design
      • Building envelope design and energy analysis
      • Passive solar design and modeling
      • Efficient task lighting
      • Day-lighting design and modeling

Materials and Products Selection
      • Non-toxic material selection
      • Material and product life cycle analysis
      • Indoor air quality
      • Use of local and reclaimed material

Systems Analysis and Coordination
Analysis and coordination of building and site systems design including:
      • High efficiency heating,
      • Ventilating and cooling
      • Water supply, storage and purification
      • Low impact septic systems
      • Grey water systems
      • Cost benefit analysis for solar thermal and solar electric systems