A number of the facilities we have helped to develop have had significant environmental issues to be dealt with, including:
- Very precise levels of temperature and humidity control
- Dust control during construction
- Dust and Infection Controls in medical facilities
- Hazardous materials remediation, such as asbestos and lead
- Specialized exhaust systems
- Specialized storm water management systems
- Site remediation of various pollutants
- Specialized acoustical treatments
In addition, more of our clients are now seeking, or are required to obtain, certification that their facilities meet specific levels of sustainable design, construction and operation. The most common is called “LEED” certification, standing for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”. It was developed as a rating system by the U.S. Green Building Council.
We work with each of our clients to consider the extent to which they should incorporate green (or sustainable) features and to assess initial costs, operating cost savings and environmental benefits. To ensure that our clients’ sustainability goals are met, we will facilitate analysis of a project’s design options, monitor development of construction documents and track on-going construction with this in mind.
If needed, Synthesis identifies, develops agreements with and monitors the work of LEED Accredited Professionals as consultants to provide the detailed oversight and tracking of the application and certification processes.