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Accredited Professional
, Ron Kappe
Green Associate, Jiane Du




VIEW selected energy-efficient projects:

Santa Monica Transit Facility

Town of Truckee Public Works
Administration Building & Corporation
Yard


City of San Rafael Dept. of Public Works


Richmond Community Center
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* Jiane Du, Project Designer, while with Marquis Associates

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We Practice Sustainable Architectural Design

Kappe+Du's architectural practice is firmly committed to the ideals of energy-efficient, environmentally responsible design practices and construction. Our reputation for sustainable architecture extends over nearly twenty years and forms an integral part of our approach to projects. Ron Kappe is a LEED Accredited Professional and Jiane Du is a Green Associate, both partners with many years of commitment to green architectural goals.  Wherever possible, we work with and follow LEED guidelines to provide our clients with a design approach that can address each project's sustainable design needs.

Our designs endeavor to create intelligent buildings that use conventional forms of passive environmental design such as natural control of heat gain and loss through proper siting, building form and thermal massing, as well as incorporation of new materials and systems including photovoltaic cells and cladding. Several of our projects are sited in drought-sensitive areas; we have successfully addressed the challenges of these contexts through water-efficient landscaping and the use of wastewater technologies.


In the process of designing our buildings, we:
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+ Reduce the environmental impact of our projects through site orientation, project waste management, LEED Sustainable Site criteria
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+ Work with and around key natural elements, preserving and re-using resources
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+ Keep larger urban design issues such as transportation in mind
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+ Work with our team to develop mechanical systems that optimize energy performance and leverage opportunities for renewable energy sources
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+ Carefully weigh building material selections and options
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+ Ensure that our architecture is environmentally sound, often resulting in our clients saving significant sums of money over the lifecycle of the building
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+ Demonstrate our commitment by encompassing concerns for both global and local environments
 
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