Sustainability

CRGA demonstrates a commitment to sustainability throughout all of our projects. Environmentally responsible design is one of the distinguishing components of our firm; we believe that we have a responsibility to leave our planet better than we found it. The vast majority our team members are LEED Accredited professionals, and we support and encourage new staff members in obtaining their certification.

 

Ann Arundel Medical Center

 
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LEEDing the Way for Healthcare
— U.S. Green Building Council
 

Our firm had the privilege of designing the first LEED Gold Certified hospital in the state of Maryland – Anne Arundel Medical Center. The project incorporated several sustainable features including two green roofs, rain gardens, step ponds and retaining walls to protect the Chesapeake Bay, and several details that increased efficiency and reduced waste. This facility won the Maryland Trailblazer Award for the commitment to pollution prevention and a demonstration of environmental leadership and was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as “LEEDing the Way for Healthcare.”

While not all of our clients choose to apply for LEED Certification, we design all of our projects, and our own office, utilizing sustainable practices.