We design spaces that are healthy, efficient, and adaptive for a net-positive impact

Net-Positive Philosophy & Design Approach

Hennebery Eddy aspires to design net-positive solutions for spaces that positively reflect and respond to 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. 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 clients’ expectations regarding process, performance, beauty, and budget. These design solutions are high-performance, not extractive, have a positive impact on people and community, and may perform at net-positive energy and water consumption. The result is a healthy, efficient, and adaptive net-positive outcome for clients, users, and the greater community.

Our commitment starts with our 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, providing clients with solutions that are cost-effective, durable, and have a net-positive impact.

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 also have a long history of partnering with the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO), and since 2011, Hennebery Eddy has been an ETO New Buildings Trade Ally. Through ETO’s “Path to Net Zero” program and the many cash incentives offered by the organization, we are able to help clients achieve net-positive solutions within a range of project budgets and goals.