The Sustainability Studio provides protocol management (LEED, Living Building Challenge, etc.), guidance, strategy development, and technical expertise for designing buildings with optimal performance and reduced environmental impact. Our services are customized for each client to identify sustainability paths that will align with project goals, increase profits, improve human health, and generate market demand.
Just like all studios at Rushing, none of our services function in isolation. Our sustainability team draws upon the engineering expertise within the company to provide technical input and cost/benefit analyses to inform decision-making with real science. Our practice of cross-disciplinary collaboration and a full suite of services under one roof brings efficiency to project team coordination of sustainability strategies.
In 2021, 92 projects totaling 21,927,534 gross square feet of LEED-certified space in Washington. Projects certified by Rushing’s Sustainability Studio account for 10% of LEED-certified square feet in Washington—more than 2.37 million square feet across ten projects.
Our sustainability consultants have certified more than 100 LEED projects since our inception—from LEED for Homes, New Construction, Commercial Interiors, and Core and Shell, to LEED Transit Stations, and Neighborhood Development—with a handful more projects currently on track to LEED certification.