Well designed, sustainable, and healthy buildings and communities benefit the end users over the life of the project and Hord Coplan Macht believes in a tailored approach to each project. The success of any project is based on an integrative design approach with the entire team, strategies that are integrated early, balanced with economic feasibility and value for the project. Sustainability and stewardship enhances buildings and sites, and ultimately can improve performance for human health and well-being, the environment, and your investment.
Hord Coplan Macht has substantial experience with Sustainability and Well-Being Rating Systems with 126 LEED projects including 58 certified totaling over 4.8 million square feet, and certifications range from Certified to Platinum with over 51% of projects achieving Gold. We are currently working on one of the first WELL Building Standard-multifamily pilot projects and pursuing a Fitwel pilot project as well. WELL is the “first standard of its kind that focuses solely on the health and wellness of building occupants.”
Hord Coplan Macht has a focused team of architects who are LEED Accredited Professionals – currently over 55% of the office and many hold other green accreditations including WELL, SITES, Green Globes, NAHB – National Association of Home Builders, and SEED – Social Economic and Environmental Design.
Our design projects are tracked for the AIA 2030 Commitment, which has a goal of obtaining carbon neutrality by the year 2030 and our projects have won numerous awards from USGBC, AIA, and ULI. We have worked on the second largest K-12 project in the world and the only one in Baltimore and Maryland, to be certified Platinum under the LEED for Schools 2009 rating system and we also have a project listed in the top 15 Most Impressive Environmentally Friendly University Buildings in the world.