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TKDA is committed to incorporating green building practices and sustainability into all aspects of design.

The firm has LEED accredited architects and engineers who are experienced in both the LEED building certification process and the State of Minnesota’s Buildings, Benchmarks & Beyond (B3) Guidelines. Our projects incorporate active and passive solar strategies, daylighting and daylighting controls, geothermal and solar-thermal heating. We also utilize photovoltaic arrays, fresh-air intake preheating, water reuse, vegetative roofs, efficient building orientation strategies and high-performance envelope, roof and glazing design. For projects of limited scope, we concentrate on high-efficiency mechanical, electrical and lighting systems and controls that offer the greatest impact for a reasonable cost. Our staff continually explores and researches the ever-changing options that allow for energy savings and sustainable designs that reflect our clients’ values of environmental stewardship.

Examples of sustainable design: