Nelligan White Architects is committed to environmentally sensitive, energy-efficient planning and building design, a dedication that began at the firm's inception. All work, whether or not specifically designated as "green," is shaped by the firm's concern for these issues. The ability to incorporate the many sustainable considerations into building design is the result of decades of hands-on practice, research, and development.
The firm treats energy as the key to sustainability.
Buildings claim up to 40 percent of the United State's total energy consumption. By focusing on the energy embodied in the materials and used in the processes of constructing and running buildings, we can effectively approach sustainable architecture.
Adapting existing structures is one way this can be accomplished. By extending a building or building component's life cycle, the less energy, resources, and dollars it will consume. That is why renovating existing libraries and school buildings often includes replacing antiquated systems and materials with high performance ones.