sustainability action plan.

“It is the social responsibility of the architect to not only blend into the fabric of the community, but also the environment”
- Marc Whitman

company commitment and philosophy

The built environment contributes 40% of global carbon emissions and it is our responsibility as architects, designers, and builders to promote, support, and inform each other and our clients about alternative practices and methods of building that can help mitigate the current climate crisis.

goals

Whitman Architectural Design has made the AIA 2030 Commitment with the goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by the year 2030.

education and training

With the implementation of our decarbonization program, we are able to research and test new and innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint. We make it a priority to educate our clients on the benefits and incentives that come with building net zero 

design and approach

We begin our design process with a primary concern for the long and short term impacts our buildings will have on the environment.

We have researched and implemented new sustainable building methods and materials to minimize our carbon footprint. See below for a list of these materials and methods.

reporting data

Using a variety of tools including AIA 2030 DDX and numerous carbon calculation methods, we can perform a complete Life Cycle Analysis of all our projects to track carbon emissions and the overall environmental impact of a project from conception/design to demolition.

outreach

Marc has kickstarted the Ventura AIA COTE chapter (Committee on the Environment) to spread the word on sustainable building and is heavy involved with the CCGBC (Central Coast Green Building Council) among other green building groups programs.  

design and approach

We begin our design process with a primary concern for the long and short term impacts our buildings will have on the environment.

We have researched and implemented new sustainable building methods and materials to minimize our carbon footprint. See below for a list of these materials and methods.

Snowy Mountain

LOW CARBON CONCRETE

BAMBOO

FASWALL

HEMPCRETE

RASTRA BLOCK

FASWALL

Citrus

FSC CERTIFIED WOOD

FASWALL

FASWALL