Our study shows that the top 100 Giants are making sustainability an important component in their projects.
Staff -- Interior Design, 6/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
We've done our tallying, and it's official: The design community is on an eco-minded roll, as evidenced by the 2008 top 100 Interior Design Giants. Half the firms on the list have 10 or mroe LEED-accredited professionals on staff. As for last year's projects, a handful of which are shown here, 77 Giants specified green products—most often, that product was carpet. How's that for low impact?
70% of the Top 100 Giants include sustainable design in their mission statement
In total, the 2008 top 100 Giants specified more than $5 billion worth of green products last year
40 of these Giants specified at least $5 million worth of green products
35% of all interior products specified in 2007 by the top 100 giants were green
On average, the top 100 giants have 13 LEED-accredited professionals on staff
Close to 33% of all projects the top 100 giants work on followed LEED guidelines
30 of these giants say at least 40% of their projects last year followed LEED guidelines
77% of the top 100 giants report that they, not the client, usually take the initial step in making a project sustainable
Cannon Design's student recreation and fitness center at the University of Main in Orono.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland.
Cooper Carry's own office in Alexandria, Virginia
UBS in Stamford, Connecticut, by Mancini Duffy.
Cubellis's Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona.
Volkswagen U.S. headquarters in Reston, Virginia, by VOA Associates.
Boston's Office Environments of New England by CBT Architects.
Elkus Manfredi Architect's Lazarus building in Columbus, Ohio.
Zeller Realty in Minneapolis by Nelson.
Francis Cuffman's McNeil Liberty in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
Financial Management Organization in Washington, D.C., by Group Goetz Architects.
Chicago's Abelson Taylor by Harley Ellis Devereaux.
Gensler's REI prototype store in Boulder, Colorado.
The Chicago office of RTKL Associates.
Karlsberger's Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin.
Top 100 Giants Who Specify Green Products
|A/R Environetics Group||67|
|Anshen + Allen||28|
|BraytonHughes Design Studios||86|
|Creative Design Consultants||29|
|Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects||40|
|DES Architects + Engineers||87|
|Duncan & Miller Design||82|
|Roger Ferris + Partners||61|
|Gresham, Smith and Partners||64|
|Group Goetz Architects||100|
|Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects||71|
|Harley Ellis Devereaux||31|
|Huntsman Architectural Group||70|
|IA Interior Architects||9|
|Milo Kleinberg Design Associates||93|
|Loebl Schlossman & Hackl||78|
|Margulies & Associates||92|
|Peter Marino Architects||47|
|Ted Moudis Associates||36|
|Perkins + Will||4|
|Planning Design and Research Corporation||83|
|Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott||72|
|Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates||32|
|Staffelbach Design Associates||80|
|Stonehill & Taylor Architects and Planners||84|
|Swanke Hayden Connell Architects||44|
|TSC Design Associates||79|
|Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects||33|
Sectors with the most clients receptive to green design
Specified Green Products
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