We aspire to design net-positive spaces that positively reflect and respond to both the natural environment and the people who use them. Inspired by long-term thinking, our designs are human-centric, feature simple and efficient systems, and support locally sourced and regionally significant materials. The result is a healthy, efficient, and adaptive net-positive outcome for clients, users, and the greater community.
Through an integrated design process, we incorporate early project goal-setting with owners and users, site and climate analysis, in-house schematic energy and daylight modeling, and daily collaboration with our team of engineers and energy modelers to optimize design. Our net-positive approach has its roots in the goal of restorative structures and sites but also sets broader aspirations for exceeding expectations regarding process, performance, beauty, and budget. These design solutions are high-performance, reduce energy and water consumption, and have a positive impact on people and community.
Our commitment starts with firm leaders and includes every staff member. Among our design staff, 100% are LEED professionals trained in environmentally responsive, sustainable design. In addition, we have professional staff certified through Passive House Institute US and the International Living Future Institute.
Hennebery Eddy is a signatory to the Architecture 2030 Commitment — a global initiative with the goal of building only carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030, and of completely removing our reliance on fossil fuels by the year 2050. We have twice been named among the top sustainable design firms in the country by Architect magazine.
We also have a long history of partnering with the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) as a New Buildings Trade Ally. Through ETO’s “Path to Net Zero” program and the many cash incentives offered by the organization, as well as other programs, we can help clients achieve net-positive solutions within a range of project budgets and goals.
This LEED Gold renovation provides a second home for honors students, who noted improved safety, comfort, and social interaction in a post-occupancy evaluation.
Designed with sustainability at its heart, the school's net-positive features reduce operating costs, educate students, and improve the learning environment.
We helped Fire Station 16 secure $26K in incentives from the Energy Trust of Oregon for energy modeling, passive design, and resilient, energy-saving equipment.
Carbon released through the building process has significant impact on the environment, and we approach embodied carbon reduction in several ways. We prioritize materials with low embodied carbon, that are locally sourced and efficiently transported. Many of our projects are wood-framed structures, which have substantially lower carbon footprints than steel or concrete and sequester carbon over time. We work with mass-timber systems including glue-laminated, cross-laminated, and mass plywood. The most sustainable building is one that already exists, and we specialize in renovating existing structures. Our Historic Resources Group rehabilitates and preserves structures to the highest standards, minimizing embodied carbon by reducing new construction and recycling materials.
We have demonstrated experience in designing and constructing high-performance buildings of lasting value. Let us help you discover your project’s net-positive story.