Grading Our Performance

A Note from the President

As part of our long-standing pledge to make energy efficiency a core goal of every design, LPA is adding a graphic to project descriptions highlighting the project’s energy use, starting with this issue of Catalyst.

By including the graphic, we are putting our performance on display. As an integrated firm, working across disciplines, we are committed to reducing the energy use in every project we work on. We think it’s important for the results to be transparent.

LPA has pledged to support the goals of the AIA 2030 Commitment, which seeks to reduce fossil fuel energy use by 10 percent every five years. The current target is a 70 percent reduction which is set to rise to 80 percent in 2020 and 100 percent reduction by 2030.

The new graphic lists the fossil fuel reduction of each project, based on the 2030 benchmark which considers the use, size and location of the project. It also includes the building’s Energy Use Intensity (EUI), the industry’s standard for rating a building’s energy performance.

Our goal, as always, is to move sustainability to the forefront of our work and demonstrate that the 2030 energy efficiency goal is a key priority for us.

Dan Heinfeld, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
President of LPA