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Landplan Engineering is continuing our commitment to sustainable development with LEED™ accredited staff and support of the US Green Building Council. Recognized as a leader in site and civil sustainable design as early as 1984, Wal-Mart retained Landplan Engineering for an environmentally sensitive demonstration project. Key elements included collection of gray water for use in irrigation; removal, relocation and replanting of existing trees; collection of parking lot stormwater run-off, filtering, and re-use for irrigating the lawns; and maximizing recycled site materials.
Sustainable design has been incorporated into our design philosophy on a regular basis, such as specification for recycled surfaces in four tracks for the Lawrence School District, grass pavers in parking lots, and multi-stage detention ponds. Illustrative of the firm’s value engineering review is the re-use of stone in site features at a recent center city Borders bookstore, where the architect strived to maintain facades in redevelopment of an older structure.
With the US Green Building Council’s building certification program, addressing the LEED™ points system has become important to our Clients and allied design and construction team members. To ensure our staff’s familiarity with the system, Landplan Engineering instituted a 12-week in-house training system.
For those Clients with firm LEED™ certified goals for their projects, Landplan Engineering assists in site selection. As our services encompass development planning and platting, we encourage our Clients to identify the level of LEED™ certification to be sought as early as possible in the project cycle. Coordination of architectural, site planning and construction materials choices can elevate the achievable level of certification while building in the most environmentally responsible manner possible.