Our vision is a balance between the built and natural environments that will provide a healthy future for our clients, colleagues, and communities. Our mission is to contribute to this balance by making sustainability a foundation of our design and business operations.
What’s Good For the Earth is Good For Our Clients
- Sensitive site design
- Hazard assessment and mitigation
- Net-zero / high-performance design
- Building performance analysis
- Building enclosure consulting
- Combined heat and power
- Utility incentives and energy audits
- Building commissioning
- Post occupancy evaluations
- Healthy indoor air strategies
- Healthy material selections
- Acoustic design strategies
- Biophilic design
- Third-party building certification
Recognizing the impact development has on our ecosystems, Cushing Terrell is compelled to be a responsible steward of the environment, reducing our own footprint and that of our clients. Our commitment to sustainable operations is reinforced through:
- A firm-wide Sustainable Design Initiative
- Purchase of renewable energy credits
- Establishment of a Green Advocacy Council
- Sustainable Operations Policy Champions
Top Sustainable Projects
Pahranagat NWR Visitor Education Center; Alamo, NV
Pahranagat’s visitor center is a marvel of clean energy generation and usage, achieving better than zero net energy (ZNE) — pushing more energy onto the grid than it uses — and anticipated LEED Silver accreditation. Conservation measures implemented include upgraded building insulation, daylight harvesting, and ground-source geothermal HVAC. On-site renewable energy is provided by roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels.
Stockman Bank Tower; Missoula, MT
Recently certified LEED v4 Platinum, this is the most energy-efficient building in Stockman Bank’s portfolio. In addition to featuring high-performance glass and efficient lighting, energy-efficient elevators, and solar arrays, the facility achieves nearly a 70% reduction in water consumption thanks to an innovative on-site rainwater storage system providing 100% of average annual water use for toilet and urinal flushing.
Leading the Charge (and the Change)
Meet our Green Advocacy Council! Working to advance holistic environmental sustainability, this group serves as a collective knowledge and resource base for our firm and our clients. Through advocacy and education, the GAC aims to facilitate information-sharing, and the integration of sustainable design and business practices into our projects and company culture.