We create buildings that are timeless in design and thoughtful in approach. For every project, BCWH architects consider both the people who will inhabit the buildings today and the future generations. We are constantly working to use buildings as teaching tools. By showcasing sustainable elements, each structure can help to educate about the impact that the built environment has on resource and energy usage. We believe “green” design is simply good design.
Our sustainability design services include
- Over 70% of technical staff is LEED accredited.
- We are members of the Virginia Sustainable Building Network – utilizing this resource to actively keep abreast of “green” knowledge and research.
- Several of our current projects are either LEED certified or in the process of seeking certification.
Knowledge is the first step. We hope you’ll find these linked resources to be educational and helpful:
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Green Schools Resources
Alliance for Climate Education – Presentations for Your School
James River Chapter of USGBC
Alliance to Save Energy Green Schools Project
The CHPS “Criteria” that defines a High Perfomance School
Energy Smart Schools
Indoor Quality/ Health/ Green Cleaning and Maintenance
U.S. EPA Healthy School Environments
U.S. EPA IAQ Tools for School Program
Heschong-Mahone Studies on Daylight in Schools
Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
Local/ Regional Green School Programs
Green Apple Day of Service
Connect the Dots – Green Schools Challenge
St. Catherine’s School for Girls SEA (Students for Environmental Awareness)
St. Catherine’s School for Girls Community Garden
Varina High School Edible Classroom
Steward school – Bryan Innovation Lab
Architectural Record special issue on schools: SCHOOLS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.
California Division of the State Architect – Sustainable Schools
Massachusetts Green Schools Initiative
Montgomery County Green School Focus