In recent years, there has been greater emphasis on sustainable design practices. Sustainable design is a philosophy that includes earth-friendly techniques involving sustainable site selection/development, water efficiency, energy performance, material selection, indoor air quality, and waste recovery. Gannett Fleming Architects, Inc. takes pride in recommending new ideas such as sustainable/“green” design and energy conservation into our projects, where economically feasible. As a value-added service to our clients, we encourage our employees’ input as needed, even on projects where they may not be directly involved. Sustainable design is our firm’s standard design practice. We use an integrative design approach that includes the entire design team from the project inception. The design team includes the client, building occupants, and facility maintenance staff as well as the contractor, architect, and engineers.