Sustainable Green Building Options

“Green” or sustainable design refers to the increasingly popular and important practice of creating architecture that is friendly to both the environment and the end user. This can be as simple as using recycled, non-toxic materials or a more comprehensive program involving such elements as green roofs, photovoltaic cells that capture sunlight, and air and water treatment systems.

Both Renee Kobayashi and William Hentschel are LEED AP BD+C accredited professionals. They have completed a LEED Platinum certified project in South Bend, the new TRANSPO Administration, Maintenance and Operations facility, and have also completed NAHB Gold Certified Housing Units in Hammond, Indiana. Forum Architects is committed to sustainable design for all of its projects, whether or not the client is seeking official certification. It is not necessary for a project to be certified in order for the project to be “green”, and we try to incorporate the latest in sustainable materials, products, and information to provide the best project for both our clients and for our environment.