Quasius’ comprehensive approach to construction reflects our commitment to clients, our community and the environment. We are on the cutting edge of technology with regard to design principles, construction equipment and techniques. We recognize the impact of construction and ongoing facility operations have on the environment and use sustainable design to minimize our footprints.
As defined by the U.S. General Services Administration, “Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments.”
Sustainable design principles include the ability to:
- optimize site potential;
- minimize non-renewable energy consumption;
- use environmentally preferable products;
- protect and conserve water;
- enhance indoor environmental quality; and
- optimize operational and maintenance practices.
We firmly believe that a sustainable design philosophy encourages decisions throughout the design and construction process that will reduce negative impacts on the environment and the health of the occupants. It is an approach that encourages compromise and tradeoffs, i.e, a more energy efficient systems may have a higher initial cost but offer improved performance and lower operational costs. This approach positively impacts all phases of a building's life-cycle, including design, construction, operation and decommissioning. Working within our clients’ we identify the costs and benefits of each decision, both financial and qualitative, every step of the way.