Sustainable/LEED

Through years of developing standard practices and strategies for designing durable and highly efficient buildings, Gulf Coast Architectural Group has become a leader in sustainable design. Every project the firm undertakes is considered with efficiency, durability, life cycle cost and principles of general sustainability in mind.

GCAG has also played an active role in projects that are seeking certification through the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building certification system. Achieving this certification requires both broad experience in building design and a thorough understanding of the USGBC’s LEED system. Four GCAG staff members, including both partners, have achieved the credential of LEED Accredited Professional. The firm is also a member of the USGBC. With this deep understanding of the LEED system, the company is able to offer expert guidance and leadership when project goals include achieving a LEED rating.

For years, branches of the U.S. Department of Defense have employed policies which encourage design and construction of efficient and sustainable buildings. In recent years, the DoD has begun to require many new facilities to achieve a LEED Silver rating. With a long successful history of designing DoD facilities and a keen sense of LEED implementation for buildings, the architects of Gulf Coast Architectural Group understand the unique challenges and opportunities related to achieving LEED goals on DoD projects.