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A History of Sustainability

Since the energy crisis in the mid-70s, we remain committed to energy conservation and sustainability.

 

Sustainability

 

We Provide Solutions Today to Benefit Tomorrow

Our approach to utilizing sustainable design principles is to promote systems that are environmentally responsible, contribute to the comfort, well-being and health of the occupants and are energy efficient. We are committed to achieving these goals. We examine the life cycle cost implications of alternatives to provide the owner with accurate information, in conjunction with input from all project stakeholders, in order to make educated decisions regarding the best avenues for investing project budgets and achieving the desired goal. The integration of design elements and capturing the synergies of our integrated design enables our projects and clients to experience healthier indoor environments, reduced operating, maintenance and project costs, plus enhance the overall value of the project.

“We pursue new and innovative technology-driven markets including LEED and Net Zero, and the firm’s recent entrance into the coal-gasification industry.”

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®)

 

Oquirrh Park (Olympic) Speed Skating Oval
Kearns, Utah

VBFA - First LEED Project in Utah

We have been in the forefront of energy conservation for existing buildings and new construction since the mid -70’s. Energy conservation (“green building design”) has been and continues to be a driving force for our firm. We are proud to have an experienced team of LEED Accredited professionals that have been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). They have been responsible for the design of high-performance, sustainable buildings - including many buildings that have achieved LEED certification up to LEED Double Platinum and many others that are LEED Silver or higher certification. 

We designed the mechanical systems for the first LEED project in Utah - the Oquirrh Park (Olympic) Speed Skating Oval.

During the LEED certification process, our engineers will work closely with the owner to tailor the LEED design to the project requirements with the understanding that it involves several different trades working together to meet the desired goal. Our successful implementation of a LEED design provides improved environmental conditions that benefit the construction team, the building occupants and the surrounding community, as well as providing the owner with reduced operating and maintenance costs throughout the life of the building.

Featured LEED® Projects

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