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Sustainable Planning & Design

Innovative Solutions/Sustainable Results is our motto and a reflection of our commitment to sustainable choices. McFarland Johnson is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and we have been for several years. As such, we're continually looking into new technologies and design approaches that improve our world.

MJ has wide ranging experience in the implementation of sustainable options. Please see our featured projects for more information regarding ways in which we are delivering sustainable solutions to our clients:

Binghamton Transportation Terminal Design Buffalo Niagara International Airport Terminal Route 111 Highway Reconstruction Old Manchester Boston Airport Terminal Binghamton University Sign

A goal of sustainable planning and design is to achieve a realistic balance of the economic, social, and environmental needs of a project. Sustainable planning and design utilizes a holistic, lifecycle-based approach in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of proposed projects. This includes site considerations, water and energy efficiency, materials selection and sourcing, construction and operating costs. Projects developed using sustainable features often experience greater acceptance by the public and regulatory agencies, lower operating costs, aesthetically pleasing, and well integrated into the surrounding area. MJ's team of planning and design professionals brings together the expertise and experience required to strike the appropriate balance in the "triple bottom line" for your project.

LEED Accredited & Certified Staff

MJ has the experience and expertise necessary to provide sustainable planning and design solutions that are perfectly calibrated to meeting the balance of social, environmental, and economic needs for today's planning and design environment. MJ is a member of numerous professional organizations who advocate for and advance the state of the art in sustainable design. Our knowledgeable staff includes LEED Accredited Professionals, as well as personnel certified in energy management (CEM), building commissioning (CBCP), and sustainable development (CSDP). We are committed to sustainable choices. It is one of our core values.

Sustainable Design Elements to Consider:

  • Sustainable Site Planning & Design
  • Habitat Enhancement
  • Public Involvement
  • Place Making
  • Mitigation
  • Porous Pavements
  • Geothermal Systems
  • Building Commissioning
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Locally-Sourced & Recycled Materials
  • Structural Insulated Panels
  • LEED Design
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Energy-Efficient HVAC
  • Water Efficiency
  • Sustainable Stormwater Management
  • Sustainable Master Plans
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Roundabouts
  • Context Sensitive Solutions
  • Energy Efficiency Surveys
  • Noise Studies
  • Warm Mix Asphalt
  • Sustainable Transportation Planning
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