Sustainability is integral to BWBR:
Sustainability is an integral part of BWBR’s design process, whether it is optimizing the project’s use of energy and water resources, reducing the operational and embodied carbon footprint, or achieving industry recognized sustainability standards. Partnered together with design engineers, BWBR evaluates energy and carbon reduction strategies using energy modeling and life cycle analysis. Leveraging state programs like Minnesota's B3 as well as national standards set by the USGBC, BWBR optimizes the performance of a facility for the benefit of all stakeholders. In 2021, the firm implemented a Performance Baseline structured on the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence, built around 10 measures touching on many aspects of life and allowing a holistic view of a project. We use these measures tied to metrics (EUI, water consumption, carbon tracking) to determine priorities and performance goals for each project.
Transforming Lives Through Exceptional Environments:
BWBR is a team of professionals in architecture, interior design, planning, and research who are obsessed with the performance of people and organizations. For nearly a century, the firm has designed solutions to enhance how people live, work, heal, learn, pray, and play in engaging and empowering spaces. Leveraging the power of design, BWBR transforms lives through exceptional environments.
Get in touch with our Team:
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380 Saint Peter Street STE 600
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1316
Sara Goenner Curlee | firstname.lastname@example.org | 651.222.3701