2008 Giants: Green

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

 

Top 100 Giants Who Specify Green Products

Firm Rank
A/R Environetics Group 67
ADD 95
Anshen + Allen 28
ASD 49
Ballinger 55
BAMO 62
Baskervill 90
Bergmeyer 97
BraytonHughes Design Studios 86
CBT Architects 60
Chambers 89
Cooper Carry 76
Creative Design Consultants 29
Cubellis 23
CUH2A 46
Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects 40
DBI Architects 50
DES Architects + Engineers 87
DiLeonardo International 53
Duncan & Miller Design 82
Environments Group 85
EwingCole 37
Roger Ferris + Partners 61
Flad Architects 26
ForrestPerkins 68
Francis Cauffman 75
Gensler 1
Gresham, Smith and Partners 64
Group Goetz Architects 100
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects 71
Harley Ellis Devereaux 31
HDR 7
HKS 35
HLW 41
HOK 2
Huntsman Architectural Group 70
IA Interior Architects 9
Jacobs 6
JGA 99
JPC Architects 81
JRS Architect 77
Karlsberger 59
Kasian 88
Milo Kleinberg Design Associates 93
Lawrence Group 52
Little 43
Loebl Schlossman & Hackl 78
LS3P Associates 57
Mancini Duffy 25
Margulies & Associates 92
Peter Marino Architects 47
Ted Moudis Associates 36
Nelson 5
Perkins Eastman 16
Perkins + Will 4
Planning Design and Research Corporation 83
Rottet Studio 21
RTKL Associates 34
Sasaki Associates 96
Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott 72
Slifer Designs 73
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates 32
SmithGroup 14
Staffelbach Design Associates 80
Stonehill & Taylor Architects and Planners 84
Studios Architecture 39
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects 44
Switzer Group 69
TPG Architecture 22
TRO Jung/Brannen 63
TSC Design Associates 79
VOA Associates 38
Vocon 56
Ware Malcomb 45
WHR Architects 98
WWCOT 91
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects 33

 

Sectors with the most clients receptive to green design

Sector Clients
Government 54%
Educational 44%
Corporate 27%
Hospitality 19%
Health care 13%
Residential 12%
Cultural 8%
Retail 8%

 

Specified Green Products

Product Percent specified
Carpet 98%
Hard Flooring 94%
Flooring 93%
Wall covering 93%
Furniture 91%
Paint 91%
Lighting 84%
Building products 83%
Other 17%
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