Cut through the ‘Green Wash’ with EwingCole’s Sustainable Design Services Guide Book


Sustainable design is inherent in all our designs as a result of our integrated architecture and engineering process. At EwingCole, we work to cut through the green-wash prevalent in today’s building industry by providing solutions for any building type that reduces energy costs and carbon.

By focusing on exceptional technology solutions, integrating best practices, and using available tools such as LEED certification, we strive to minimize the depletion of natural resources, improve our resource efficiency, and integrate environmentally-friendly solutions. Our commitment to aesthetic building solutions blend environmental leadership, smart engineering, and high-performance green design innovation. We seek to learn from our multiple experiences with each new green idea or latest trend, ensuring best practice solutions for our client community. We are committed to continued innovation and to finding more successful solutions in our buildings and engineered systems.

How We Do it

By championing health-supporting strategies, resource efficiency and transparency, and a balance of passive design with exceptional technology solutions, we are creating places and spaces that allow both people and nature to thrive. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and innovation to build more successful solutions with each new endeavor. We focus on several key areas that reduce energy costs, cut carbon, and create healthier environments for both people and planet:


  • Public Transit Connectivity
  • Walkability
  • EV Charging Stations
  • Neighborhood Integration
  • Space Allocation and Utilization
  • Communal Gathering Spaces


  • Integrated Learning Systems
  • Landscape Walks
  • Signage
  • Sustainability Strategy Displays


  • Conservation and efficiency focus
  • Integrated systems & envelope design
  • Envelope Performance
  • Energy Modeling
  • Geothermal Exchange Wells
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Solar Thermal
  • High-Efficiency Lighting
  • Energy Recapture
  • Thermal Storage
  • Smart Microgrids
  • Active Chilled Beam Systems


  • Resource conservation & recovery
  • Lifecycle assessment evaluation
  • Embodied Carbon reduction
  • Chemical ingredients review
  • Regional prioritization
  • Social equity & health


  • Location of critical systems
  • Building siting and orientation
  • Backup Power
  • Climate risk review
  • On-site renewable energy
  • Storm & extreme weather Proofing
  • Systems & storage redundancy

Site & Landscape

  • Building Orientation
  • Reconstructed Wetlands
  • Native Plant Restoration
  • Bird-Safe Glazing


  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Grey Water Systems
  • Storm Water Management
  • Water Conservation, Recovery, and Reuse
  • Water quality and access


  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Biophilic Design
  • Daylight integration
  • Acoustics
  • Movement & Fitness
  • Personal control of systems

Want to learn more about sustainable design solutions? Check out EwingCole’s Sustainable Design Services Guide.