Our design strategies explore sustainable options and opportunities by utilizing site materials and natural resources to reduce environmental impact.
These examples demonstrate ways to reduce truck traffic, carbon gas emissions and dependency on fossil fuels. Other design consideration is given to allowances for future energy sources such as Bio-mass, solar cells, wind, and energy conservation.
JCA are experts in utilizing Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) as the basis for our main structural components and finishing – a wood product that is far more sustainable than concrete and provides a natural beauty to a building. Gypsum (a product of concrete) is a major source of pollution, water wastage, and excess energy consumption.
We also encourage our clients to pursue potable water management through grey/black water systems and on-site sewage processing to reduce water waste.