Schradergroup Named to Top 50 in Sustainability
Schradergroup proudly announces that the firm was named to the Top 50 in Sustainability by ARCHITECT magazine. The Top 50 in Sustainability lists the best architecture firms according to the sustainability portion of the ARCHITECT 50 rankings, the results of which are determined by a survey conducted by ARCHITECT magazine and which additionally covers the categories of business and design excellence/pro bono. The sustainability category measures the percentage of a firms’ projects that are LEED certified or designed to LEED standards; that are certified in other design programs, such as Energy Star and Living Building Challenge; that pursued a potable water-use reduction target beyond what is mandated by code; and that incorporated energy modeling, with firms earning extra credit for collecting energy data and investigating discrepancies with the model. Other data points included the percentage of employees with LEED AP and GA credentials; a firm’s commitment to sustainability in its own office, such as having a timeline for purchasing 100 percent green power; and participation in the AIA’s 2030 program, including the percentage of overall gross square footage designed to 2030 standards.