Sustainability

JPTA is a member of the Canada Green Building Council or CaGBC — and has LEED AP Accredited Professionals on staff.  JPTA and its consultant teams are committed to the practice of sustainable design initiatives.  More clients, businesses, schools and universities today want and expect sustainable and environmentally sensitive spaces.  Textbooks and furniture made from recycled content, low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints in our classrooms and student spaces, organic fabrics and business equipment that uses less electricity, have all become commonplace.

Sustainable practices are integral to our design philosophy at JPTA.  We seek to incorporate sustainable technologies and materials as “common sense” approaches to architecture, and seek to design projects that endure time.  Recently, we have working on projects involving many green building initiatives such as a bio-filter plant wall, raised access flooring, daylighting and passive-solar techniques, high-performance building envelop systems, and storm water capture and re-use technologies, as part of the integrated design process.  It takes a knowledgeable, dedicated, and focused team to achieve this type of thinking.